Operation Zur Israel
In September 2020, the Government of Israel approved the Aliyah of 2,000 members of the Ethiopian Jewish community to arrive in Israel by early 2021.
“This government decision will enable the dreams of families that have been separated for over a decade to come true – to finally be reunited, in Israel,” said Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency.
The plan to bring these olim (immigrants) to Israel kicked off in November 2020 with the launch of Operation Zur Israel, which will reunite Ethiopian families after more than a decade of separation. The first 500+ Ethiopians brought to Israel through Operation Zur Israel landed at Ben Gurion airport in early December 2020.
Thank you to our partners, JFNA and Keren Hayesod, and donors around the world whose support makes this incredible Aliyah operation possible.