Falash Mura

Government approves immigration of 398 Falash Mura from Ethiopia

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.

A performance of Sebt (or Shabbat) Gnawa, the summoning of Judeo-Moroccan spirits, by the Grammy-nom
Cape to Cairo

A conference in New York explores the ups and downs of Jewish life in Africa.

By DAVE BLOOM
03/03/2019
Members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia
Jewish Agency calls on gov’t to expedite Falash Mura immigration from Ethiopia

Professional team to fly to Ethiopia in March to determine whether to restart funding for health, education programs.

Whither the Falash Mura’s ‘Hatikva’?

It is somewhat ironic that it is Arye Deri, current head of the Shas party of which Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was founder and spiritual head, who is able to decide on the fate of these 8,000 Falash Mura.

Ethiopian Jews prepare for Passover
Enough promises – act now to allow Ethiopian Jews to come home!

Today, there are still 8,200 Jews in Ethiopia. Their dream is to make aliyah.

By JEROME M. EPSTEIN
20/10/2018
Members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia
Government approves decision to bring 1,000 of 8,000 Falash Mura to Israel

There are approximately 8,200 members of the Falash Mura community in the Ethiopian cities of Addis Ababa and Gondar who are seeking to immigrate to Israel.

By JEREMY SHARON , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/10/2018
Feeding children
Israeli Politician On Ethiopian Jews: ‘Zionism Is Colorblind’

Avraham Neguise (Likud) welcomes Israeli PM’s decision to greenlight immigration of 1,000 Ethiopians, but he and other advocates argue decision does not go far enough.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
23/09/2018
Feeding children
Herzog: All remaining Falash Mura in Ethiopia must be brought to Israel

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog said that Netnayahu’s decision to bring 1,000 of the approximately 8,000 members of the Falash Mura community to Israel was a "step in right direction."

Netanyahu says 1,000 more Falash Mura to be allowed to immigrate to Israel

The prime minister said he made the decision after consulting with the leading MKs campaigning for the Falash Mura, MKs Avraham Neguise and David Amsalem from his own Likud party.

Netanyahu says 1,000 more Falash Mura to be allowed to immigrate to Israel

The Falash Mura do not have the right to citizenship under the Law of Return since their ancestors converted under duress to Christianity, and are instead granted citizenship under the Law of Entry.

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