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Jewish School in Gondar, Ethiopia Closes as Aliyah Ends

By: JTA

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Monday turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor as the final flight of Ethiopian immigrants prepares to leave for Israel..

The Jewish Agency Monday’s funded and maintained the school, where approximately 2,500 Ethiopian children studied while awaiting their immigration to Israel.

The Jewish Agency donated all the school buildings and equipment to the municipality of Gondar.

“Jews lived in Gondar for 2,500 years however, their longing to return home never weakened,” Sharansky said at the ceremony. “Today we bring to an end a journey that spans thousands of years — the conclusion of Operation Wings of a Dove,” which was launched in November 2010 when the Israeli government decided to check the aliyah eligibility of an additional 8,000 or so Ethiopians.

The petitioners are known as Falash Mura — Ethiopians who claim links to descendants of Jews who converted to  b

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2 Responses to “Jewish School in Gondar, Ethiopia Closes as Aliyah Ends”

  1. simerrr2012 says:

    How on earth you get more Falash from Ethiopia when you have a already not welcomed full heartily those who already there? Or you need more cheap labor and soldiers to build the economy and the military? It would be more helpful to help them locally where they were born and lived for thousands year.What is the meaning of Home? Home is where you are welcome, where you speak freely the Lagrange, understand the custom, the place where you spent your childhood, where you spent the holidays for years, where you move freely , where you know each corner and come to your dream etc, where the color of your skin does not differ from the majority , where someone you do not know say to you good morning and good day, where you walk freely without being laughed behind, where no one change the seat when you sit next to him/her.D all these I mentioned can be found in Israel? Good Luck my Habesha people.

  2. simerrr2012 says:

    How on earth you get more Falash from Ethiopia when you have a already not welcome full heartily those who already there? Or you need more cheap labor and soldiers to build the economy and the military? It would be more helpful to help them locally where they were born and lived for thousands year.What is the meaning of Home? Home is where you are welcome, where you speak freely the Lagrange, understand the custom, the place where you spent your childhood, where you spent the holidays for years, where you move freely , where you know each corner and come to your dream etc, where the color of your skin does not differ from the majority , where someone you do not know say to you good morning and good day, where you walk freely without being laughed behind, where no one change the seat when you sit next to him/her.D all these I mentioned can be found in Israel? Good Luck my Habesha people.

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