Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharansky Welcomes 75 Ethiopian Immigrants at Western Wall

July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769


In his first official appearance since being elected Jewish Agency Chairman, Natan Sharansky welcomed 75 new immigrants from Ethiopia who just arrived in Israel Wednesday (July 1) at a ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The new immigrants, who received their new Israeli ID cards at the ceremony, will move to Jewish Agency absorption centers in Beersheva and Safed, where they will learn Hebrew, the rudiments of Western life and culture, and become acquainted with Israel and Jewish heritage. Many will be reunited with family members who immigrated to Israel years ago.

Photo caption: Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky with a group of 75 new immigrants from Ethiopian at a ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Wednesday (July 1) in which immigrants received Israeli ID cards with Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver.

Credit: Sasson Tiram/Jewish Agency for Israel

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