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Last immigrants from Ethiopia land in Israel, ending a 30-year saga
But thousands of Falashmura remain stranded in camp, refused entry by Interior Ministry.
The last 450 immigrants from Ethiopia landed in Israel on Wednesday afternoon, ending a 30-year national project. However, hundreds or even thousands of others remain in a camp in Ethiopia, as Israel has refused to let them in.
Wednesday's landing completed the effort’s final stage, which consisted of 91 flights over the past three years, bringing in the last 7,864 Falashmura whom the government allowed to immigrate.
Hundreds of excited family members and friends, some of whom arrived from Ethiopia only a few months ago, filled Terminal 1 at Ben-Gurion International Airport to greet the newcomers. Pictures of the immigrants coming off the plane and making their first steps on Israeli soil were broadcast onto a large cinema screen in the hall. The crowd applauded and cheered every time a familiar face appeared on the screen.
As the new immigrants entered the terminal gates their relatives rushed toward them, hugging and kissing them.
Good luck to all of you!
But don’t forget us, come back and visit us as soon us you make money.
Hopefully we will be rich by then.
Ship the old man Ass be Kittu to this country though “zionist Jew” (Visitor) said does not want him in his comment a couple month ago here.
I had an Eritrean friend in the university who said he was in Israel claiming he is an Israeli when he is not by taking advantage of this kind of immigration. Eritrea was part of Ethiopia then. Now he is in the west.
I urge Israel to be careful of those infiltraters who have no Jew blood nor religion. They migrate for something else.
While I wish my fellow Ethiopians would stay home, I wish them good luck. As a member of the diaspora, I truly wish I had never left Ethiopia even under Menge. I should have stayed with my fellow countrymen and, if I died, I would have died in my own country having shared the good and the bad. Now I am stuck outside my country and while I do visit often, I would prefer to live there. I am stuck for just a couple more years until my kids go to college.
As for my kids (born here), may God help them not to forget their country. They speak the language and eat the food and consider themselves Ethiopian, but I wonder if this is the end of the road for my bloodline in Ethiopia.
The old man in the picture above should return to Ethiopia. I know it’s his right to choose where to live, but it’s too late for him to start over.
In any event, let them taste Israeli discrimination. They will be just a little bit above the Palestinians in the social order.
Ethiopia is doing great (not excellent)and it would have been better for them to stay. As we say
ONCE ETHIOPIAN, ALWAYS AN ETHIOPIAN
Israel has been a generous nation toward her own people, even toward others – the Arabs –in providing to all the immigrants, Ethiopian Black Jews, Russian Jews, European Jews, American Jews, North African Jews, and many others a space more expensive than the Middle East oil. Of course, not all people who claim they are Jews and want to immigrate to Israel are in Israel. They have to wait until Israel finds them a new space to settle: Israel can find a new space, and this new space is the space the Palestinians are occupying illegally. Israel must drive out the Palestinians and send them either to Jordan or to Lebanon where thousands of other Palestinians are living in the refugee camps. For sure, the Palestinians will never get out of a refugee camp for many generations unless the United Nation give them a permanent home somewhere in the Arabian Desert.
For the Ethiopian Black Jews, Operation Moses, Operation Solomon, and Operation Wings of a Dove will not be, for sure, the last ones; other operations, such as operation Joseph, Operation Queen Sheba, Operation Menelik I, and Operation the Ark of the Covenant will, sooner or later, follow. In the meantime, Israel has not completely closed the door for the rest of the Ethiopian Black Jews who want to immigrate to Israel. These Ethiopian Black Jews can individually apply to the state of Israel to immigrate, and they can immigrate. What Israel wants to avoid is “group immigration,” such as the above operations that have involved 8,000, 14,000, and 8,000 people in each operation.
We cannot blame Israel for accepting limited numbers of immigrants: Israel must have first to carefully assess how far her scarce resources will support all the newly immigrated Jews from all over the world. Once she is certain she has adequate resources, then she can accept all the remaining Ethiopian Black Jews. I am one hundred percent sure these Ethiopian Black Jews who have now settled in Israel will come back to their mother land, Ethiopia, after hundreds of years in the holy land of Israel and reclaim their land, and Ethiopia will gladly welcome them with her open arms. The friendship between Israel and Ethiopia will continue forever and ever. The immigration of thousands of Ethiopian Black Jews to the state of Israel will further strengthen the existing relationships between the two historical nations, Israel and Ethiopia.
I feel pity for these ignorant poor and brain-washed gonderes folks. Im also ashamed to be an Ethiopian with such rich diverse culture, history and beautiful land. I dont get why these people give up their proud national identity and surrender to a country with 10 million people in the middle of volatile extremism desert environ with no viable economic future except hand outs from the USA.
Dont tell me about discrimination issues. The Walaitas, Bantus, Budas, Gurages Aderes and many other minority groups have suffered worse fate but they have never denounced the god-given rights. And dont tell us they are just emmigrating for economic or political reasons like everyone else is doing the in West. No, we are fortunate that no one forced us to give up our identity, heritage and culture or faith.
Soon as they leave our land, they are no more Ethiopians and good luck with life with racist Israelis
I believe in the blessing message that God gave to human being “BIZEHU TEBAZEHU, MELEAWA LEMERIET"! And those Ethiopian who have migrated to Isrial must be in GOD’s willing that he wants the beautiful Ethiopian people spread all over the world and shine their beauty…
God bless the world!
Good luck to them.
In the other hand its sad
They did not left us. And they are not far away. They are not in foreign land.
They went to Israel the Zion of God,
our creator Almighty.
Israel is part of us and we are part of Israel. It is duty of every Christian and jewish Ethiopian defend
Israel the Zion. As Ethiopia is also,
a Zion of Africa. Israel is Zion of all world.
Our brother and sister of Flash origin are just like us. We are all children of Abraham.
Christians and Jews are one in 21st century. We have one God and one enemy. It is one wether it is a Nazi,
Facisits, Alqaida,Alshabab or other name. And we and Israel are one.
You stupid terrorist somale! Why does everything has to be about your extremism? Why do you want to associate everything with your nonsense jihadism?
You start denouncing Israel for just the sake of it, but not really concerned about the Ethiopian Jews. All it matters in your extremism agenda is, how to isolate Israel.
No problem now anymore about you dead end jihadists. We’ve invented a device which can detect your suicide vest and detonate it before you leave your cave.
No one on this earth, in his right mind, hates Assta B. Gettu, especially, his people, the people of Israel, except the Jihadist Muslim Ethiopiwi-nut, the decadent and the intellectually deficient.
You boast you “had an Eritrean friend in the university….”
You friendless, godless, and idiotic Muslim man; don’t you know your imposter Prophet Muhammad had rendered you friendless when he ordered you, saying: “Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends” (Quran 5:51)? Then, why did you say you had an Eritrean friend in the university? Why don’t you tell us the name of the university? You have never been to any university, even to an elementary school, you habitual liar! A person who has been to a university cannot write the following sentence you have scribbled:
“I urge Israel to be careful of those infiltraters who have no Jew blood nor religion.”
You may have been to one of the Pakistani Madrassas where Muslim students learn how to decapitate humans, but we Ethiopians will never let you exercise or practice what you have learned in the schools of the jinn on our Ethiopian citizens.
What business do you have with the chosen people of God – the people of Israel – that you uncircumcised idiot Muslim to say: “I urge Israel to be careful…”? You are the one that has to be very careful never to mention the names of the holy people of Israel in your filthy mouth.
People, whether they are Christians or Gentiles, have the right to immigrate to the democratic state of Israel at any time they want, and this generous nation of Israel has been accepting all kinds of people to her tiny state. Of course, Israel must be very cautious never to allow to her country a Jihadist Muslim like you and your kinds.
Israel fought hard and drove out your cousin Muslims from her God-given land; therefore, Israel has the right to say “yes” to the ancient and original Ethiopian Black Jews and allow them to be the citizens of the Holy Land of Israel and to say “no” to the Islamist terrorists from touching her holy ground and settling there.
Tell me more! What is the name of your Eritrean friend, and which university did you go to learn to write in English language, and you still do not know to spell “infiltrators”? You are very smart in the English language as you write “…no Jew blood nor religion.” For sure, no one expects a logical comment from the Islamist terrorist, Ethiopiawi-nut. Go to the hell fire and take there some rest!
You try to teach us: “Eritrea was part of Ethiopia then.” We know Eritrea had been part of Ethiopia, and we don’t want you to tell us about the histories of the two neighboring nations. Nevertheless, you claim you have known this Eritrean friend of yours since Eritrea was part of Ethiopia.
Eritrea’s victory for its independence was not an ordinary victory: it was rather a pyrrhic victory; then how old were you when Eritrea was part of Ethiopia? You must be a very old man, and there is no hope for you to go back to school to learn English writing mechanics.
You are making a mess on our website; please clean your mess before you leave nazret.com and go to your “five times a day prayer” after you have performed your ablution.
Good luck to all of them. I hope those who have settled well already would make things much better for this new immigrants, I am sure these ones would progress in much better pace than the previous generation. They sure were the most skilled farmers, naturally enlightened people. They were the blacksmith, potters, welders, weavers, traditional healers, gallant fighters etc etc. These people were not just country side folks but very skillful people who without formal education were capable of doing many things! Their ancestors were the backbone of Ethiopia for many centuries. I wish they would remain in their own country but if Israel is what they choose, then best of luck to them!
* As for some people opening their mouth to disrespect the Beta Israel from their refugee & Asylum status somewhere in USA, EU, Canada etc, please, take a long, good and hard look at your own damn self! You also left your country to live wherever the hell you are living at. Shall we expect you to be no longer Ethiopians then? Smh!
We wish them all the best. What about Gragn Achemed follower to Saud Arabia the promised land.
What a shameful history. Modern day slavery. These people are leaving for economic reason not the really beleive they are juwish. How could one section og a society. Could end up betraying their country. The only reason is to expliote and to labor them. But these people dont get it nobody taught them. The government couldnt care less. I wonder why polticians specially opposition dont mention that. Why wasnt mentioned on the news. Bcs. Our politics. Focus on the game of how to take and retain power.
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