Their arrival coincided with the annual day of remembrance for Ethiopian Jews who died on the way to Israel, as well as with Jerusalem Day.
Jerusalem Day was chosen as the perfect date to mark the long and painful journey so many Ethiopian Jews had to take to reach Israel.
'We regret the continuation of various claims and slander against the police and the officer involved, while the legal process is conducted and the matter has not yet been decided'
"Even before the pandemic, the condition of people here was not good, we don’t have real houses and most of the community does not have a job, so you can only imagine what our present condition is…"
Arab, Druze, Bedouin and Ethiopian Israelis more vulnerable to financial hardship.
"I am glad we are able to help Israel pull through this crisis, by giving food to senior citizens, caring for Holocaust survivors, and bringing Jews home from Russia and Ethiopia."
Three Ethiopian Airlines flights had been scheduled to bring the immigrants on March 18, 25 and 31. It is not known when such flights will resume.
I looked to the people around me who I had just met moments ago and saw the threads of life’s tapestry binding us together. It was a connection to my religion that I had never experienced.
A cabinet resolution in 2015 resolved to bring all the then 9,000 remaining members of the community, but it has only been partially implemented, with some 2,000 arriving since then.
Efforts are underway to bring 400 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia to Israel, with a vote in the cabinet to approve the initiative expected at the next cabinet meeting next week.