Israel approves immigration of 3,000 Ethiopian Jews

Israel’s government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel.The decision took a step toward resolving an issue that has long complicated the government’s relations with the country’s Ethiopian community.Some 140,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel. Community leaders estimate that roughly 6,000 others remain behind in Ethiopia.Although the families are of Jewish descent and many are…


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