Ethiopians protest gov’t proposal to reduce aliya

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772

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Ethiopians protest gov’t proposal to reduce aliya

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Up to 1,000 Ethiopian-born immigrants protested Sunday opposite the Immigrant Absorption Ministry over a recent government recommendation to reduce the number of new olim arriving each month.
The immigrants, or Falash Mura (Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors converted to Christianity more than a century ago) – many of whom still have family members living in Ethiopia – called on the government to keep the commitment it made a year ago to wind up aliya from the East African Nation within the next three years….