Ethiopian woman praying in Jerusalem (Yaniv Nadav/Flash90)


The year was 1991, the government of Ethiopia was in disarray and Jews across the world were deeply concerned about their brethren in Africa. The Israeli government decided to take action with a covert rescue operation which became known as “Operation Solomon.”

In one of the largest rescues in Israeli history, 35 planes airlifted 14,325 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in only 36 hours!

These refugees arrived with precious few possessions but with hearts full of gratitude, having made it safely to their dream home, to Israel.

Watch the incredible story here!

Going home. Operation Solomon

Operation Solomon was one of the biggest rescue operations in the history of Israel, and among its many miracles. In 1991, in just 36 short hours, over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were brought home to Israel. Am Yisrael Chai!

Posted by World Jewish Congress on Sunday, February 18, 2018