Celebrating Operation Solomon

Twenty years ago, Israel airlifted 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to the Jewish State in just 36 hours. Yaroush Vanda was one of nine babies born in flight. She is now an officer in the IDF. At an event at the President’s house, Ethiopian-Israelis honoured included singer Esther Rada, IDF Major Shlomi Betza – who was critically wounded in combat in the Second Lebanon War and has since returned to combat duty, and successful high-tech businessman Asher Elias.

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