The Israeli government and the Jewish Agency will end its 30-year campaign of organized immigration from Ethiopia in October 2013.
As part of the decision to bring Ethiopia's remaining Jews to Israel, the state has reopened the Jewish Agency's Ibbim Absorption Center, near Sderot, which will accommodate 600 of the new arrivals.
Operation Dove's Wings, as the program has been dubbed, included Operation Moses in 1984 and Operation Solomon in 1992
Several years ago, responding to calls from American and Israeli organizations that advocate on behalf of the Falashmura, the cabinet agreed to review the cases of 8,000 community members who were waiting in Ethiopian transfer camps, hoping to come to Israel and be reunited with their families. Some 6,000 requests were approved, and more than 4,000 of these individuals have come to Israel.
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