Ethiopian orphan fulfills dream of becoming IDF officer

Among hundreds of excited cadets at an officer training course graduation ceremony on Wednesday stood one soldier who felt that his presence there was a victory against all odds. Worku Abiy, 23,... Read more »

Last stage of Ethiopian Immigration to Israel set to begin

JERUSALEM –  A charter flight of some 240 Ethiopian Jews that landed in Israel was described by the Israeli government as the launch of the final stage of mass immigration from Ethiopia.... Read more »

Israel appoints first Ethiopian-born ambassador to Ethiopia

Twenty-eight years after making aliya from Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia will return to her birthplace in the summer – this time as Israel’s ambassador. The Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee on Tuesday announced Zevadia’s... Read more »

Molla becomes first Ethiopian-Israeli deputy Knesset speaker

If both President Shimon Peres and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin were out of the country, Molla could serve as Israel’s president. MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima) was elected deputy Knesset speaker on Wednesday,... Read more »

Thousands of Ethiopians Immigrating to Israel

* Ethiopians emigrate as major drought hits Horn of Africa * Some 120,000 Ethiopians live in Israel Jerusalem, – Hundreds of Ethiopians are migrating to Israel this summer, as part of a... Read more »

Eritrea volcano ash hits Ethiopia villagers. Ash cloud reaches Israel

Ash spewing from the Dubbi volcano in Eritrea has covered villages in Ethiopia, affecting at least 5,000 people, aid workers say. Initial reports said eight villages in the Biddu district of Ethiopia,... Read more »
Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein

Ethiopian Israeli Harvard Fellow to speak in Rochester, Feb. 17

Rochester, N.Y. — When Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein emigrated from Ethiopia to Israel in 1985, she didn’t know how to read or write. In 2005, she completed her Ph.D. in education at the Tel... Read more »
Ethiopian falash mura arrived in israel

More than 335 immigrants from Ethiopia arrived in Israel

AFP: TEL AVIV — A group of 175 Ethiopians who claim Jewish heritage landed in Israel on Monday, seeking to become citizens of the Jewish state, a government agency in charge of... Read more »

Airlift of Ethiopian Falashmura to Israel postponed due to disaggrement

A flight of 170 Falashmura was unable to depart Tuesday due to an air transit disagreement between Israel and Ethiopia. An operation to bring 7,846 descendents of Ethiopian Jews to Israel has... Read more »

Ethiopian jews see no quick route to promised land

Falash Mura hope long hunger strike will draw attention to their poor living conditions, pave way for aliyah to Israel. ‘We’re ready to die until we get an answer,’ preacher says. In... Read more »