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A Most Professional Experience: Operation Moses

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Neale Katz; Irving Kessler

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 77:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: International relations (International relief and humanitarian assistance)
Population and demographics (Refugees)

Keywords: Global Responsibility; Jewish Organizations; Immigration

Type: Report

Coverage: Ethiopia Israel United States


Operation Moses was an extraordinary rescue achieved by the Jewish world. Efforts by a combination of the Israeli and U.S. governments and Israeli and U.S.-based organizations resulted in this dramatic airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. This article describes the critical role of the United Israel Appeal and the Jewish Agency in this effort.