From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jewry

Synopsis

From 1984 to 1991, Israel conducted a series of dramatic rescues, bringing thousands of Ethiopian Jews to the state of Israel. As dramatic and uplifting as this effort was, there are still troubling questions about why it took so many years for Israel to take action to save this ancient African branch of the Jewish Diaspora. This is the complete story behind the Israeli rescue of the Jews of Ethiopia--how tragedy was turned into triumph.