The life of the majority of the Ethiopian Jews is characterized by social and economic challenges. This holds true for both, the new Ethiopian immigrants arriving nowadays and Ethiopians who immigrated decades ago and for their children as well.
More Jews immigrated to Israel in the last year, than in the previous ten years, according to the Jewish Agency. 26,500 new immigrants arrived in Israel during 2014, marking a 32 percent increase over last year’s number. France tops the list of countries of origin for the first time since the establishment of the State.
Less than a week after the terrorist attack in the Hyper Cacher supermarket in the suburbs of Paris, 24 French Jews made aliyah to Israel. The group arrived at Ben Gurion Airport just days after the attacks took place. Among the immigrants was the family of Johan Cohen, one of the victims of the supermarket attack who was put to rest in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem.