Activists for community have criticized the government for failing to bring all remaining members of the Falash Mura in Ethiopia to Israel, who number at least another 5,500.
Blue and White alleges Netanyahu, Regev sought to politicize the event.
IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS: Pnina Tamano-Shata talks immigration, politics, and message of a black woman in government.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
Tamano-Shata is Israel's first Ethiopian-born cabinet minister.
Concluding his weekly briefing, Gantz called on the Israeli public to "put ego aside and focus on unity."
The immigrants will enter coronavirus quarantine for two weeks and then be reunited with family members who are waiting for them in Israel.
Sigd - a unique Ethiopian Jewish holiday marking the deep connection between the Ethiopian Jewish community and Jerusalem - will be celebrated on Monday.
Tamano-Shata is a proud member of Beta Israel, the formal name for the community of Jews from Ethiopia.