A Most Professional Experience: Operation Moses

Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Neale Katz; Irving Kessler

Research Area: International relations; Population and demographics

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.