Ethiopian-born Jews on life in Israel: ‘It was always my dream to come to Jerusalem’

July 10, 2016 3:57 PM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic trip to East Africa last week was aimed at boosting relations. But his last stop, in Ethiopia, held special meaning for many of the 135,000 Jews of Ethiopian origin who live in Israel today.

Netanyahu is the first Israeli leader to visit the East African country. Formal ties were established between the two states in 1992.

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