Israel Commemorates Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 28: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with 'Kessim' or religious leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community during a state memorial service in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel at Mount Herzl on May 28, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews pays tribute to those who died on their way to Israel through Sudan in the 1980s. Approximately 4,000 members of the community died on the perilous journey or in refugee camps in Sudan. The holiday coincides with the celebrations of Jerusalem Day, a national holiday that commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem. (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 28: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with 'Kessim' or religious leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community during a state memorial service in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel at Mount Herzl on May 28, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews pays tribute to those who died on their way to Israel through Sudan in the 1980s. Approximately 4,000 members of the community died on the perilous journey or in refugee camps in Sudan. The holiday coincides with the celebrations of Jerusalem Day, a national holiday that commemorate the reunification of Jerusalem. (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)
Israel Commemorates Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews
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