IFCJ to aid needy Ethiopians waiting to make aliya

09.12.2011                      13.Kislev. 5772

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IFCJ to aid needy Ethiopians waiting to make aliya

Some who have permits to go to Israel not being fed at all, says Eckstein.

In an attempt to ease daily living conditions for thousands of Ethiopian Jews waiting to immigrate to Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) agreed this week to make a $350,000 donation to cover the community’s basic nutritional needs.
Currently there are up to 4,500 Falash Mura – Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity more than a century ago – who have received final approval for aliya from the Israeli government….