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 conference in New York explores the ups and downs of Jewish life in Africa.
Professional team to fly to Ethiopia in March to determine whether to restart funding for health, education programs.
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.
Today, there are still 8,200 Jews in Ethiopia. Their dream is to make aliyah.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.