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|Ethiopian children hold sign reading:
"There is no hope for Ethiopians in Petah Tikva."
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|Promised Land so near yet so far for
Oct.28, 2008 | Kuwait Times
" Israel brought home 35,000 Ethiopian Jews under
Operation Moses in 1984 and Operation Solomon in
1991. Today the total number of people relocated
stands at 100,000. Two years ago, Israel promised
that a final group would be relocated before the end
of 2007. That deadline expired, leaving many in
areas like Gonder and also around the Israeli
embassy complex in Addis Ababa. The Falashmura
say previous relocations split families, leaving one
half living in Ethiopia and the other in the fabled
Promised Land." More