Operation Solomon, 1991
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
On This Day in Jewish History: May 24th, 1991.
On this day (through tomorrow) 35 non-stop flights of Israeli aircraft brought 14,325 Ethiopian Jews to Israel as part of Operation Solomon. . .
Also known as Beta Israel and said to be descendants of the Tribe of Dan, these Jews had been living in the Gondar
region of the Ethiopian Highlands as farmers and artisans.
Always keeping their sights on Jerusalem and never losing hope of returning, the Beta Israel were able to maintain their identity throughout history. They were referred to by the locals using the derogatory term, "Falashas", which translates to "immigrants/exiled" - exiles no longer. They had come Home.