Operation Solomon: Miraculous Airlift of Ethiopian Jews
On May 24 and 25, 1991 an unprecedented airlift known as Operation Solomon transported over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. JDC assisted in the negotiation and planning of the rescue mission, which capped the comprehensive health and welfare program that JDC had mounted in Addis Ababa over the preceding 12 months for those seeking to make aliyah.
Twenty years after the historic event, JDC continues to support and help integrate Ethiopian Israelis into Israeli society. With dozens of nation-wide programs strengthening the lives of Ethiopian Israelis of all ages, JDC helps ensure advancements in early childhood education, employment, and national service.