Wednesday, October 27, 2010

(NEWS) Jewish Agency Allocates Funds To Bring Remaining Ethiopians

"$4.7 million allocated to bring 8,700 Falash Mura olim who claim Jewish ancestry; Chief Rabbis Amar, Ovadia confirm Jewish credentials.

The Jewish Agency for Israel on Tuesday allocated $4.7 million to help bring the remaining 8,700 Ethiopians claiming Jewish ancestry and seeking to make aliya from the African country to Israel.

The vote at the organization’s Board of Governors meeting in Jerusalem was held in anticipation of a cabinet meeting set to take place early next week, in which the government is expected to approve the absorption of the would-be olim waiting in transit camps."

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