Aliyah from Ethiopia is in the final stages. Operation Dove's Wings aims to bring the remainder of the Falash Mura (Ethiopians whose ancestors were forced to convert from Judaism to Christianity) to Israel by March 2014. Some of these people have been waiting in a refugee camp in the Gondar province of Ethiopia for up to 10 years.
Make sure to read Part 1 of this incredible story.
Since the beginning of the last exile following the destruction of the second temple, the Jewish people were scattered to every corner of the earth. Many fled to the Middle East, Europe and eventually the rest of the world, while a small remnant stayed in Israel during the last 2000 years. But some groups of Jews were living in exile for much longer than that.