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  The Ethiopian Exodus, Part 1
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The Ethiopian Exodus, Part 2
Aired 4/5/2007

At the end of 1984 and in May of 1991 the Israeli government orchestrated 2 massive covert operations to transport virtually the entire Ethiopian Jewish community to Israel. The first was codenamed Operation Moses; a six week campaign to secretly transport 8000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The second was Operation Solomon; an unprecedented mass evacuation by airlift of over 14000 Ethiopian Jews in less than 26 hours. A new feature film titled Live and Become dramatizes these awe-inspiring events and explores the challenges faced by the transplanted Ethiopians as they struggled to integrate into Israeli society.
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  Sirak Sabahat
    Sirak Sabahat, star of the film Live and Become and participant in Operation Solomon at the age of 12
  Mitchell Bard
    Executive Director of the American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and author of many books including, From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics Behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jewry.

Originally Aired: 4/5/2007

   
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The Ethiopian Exodus, Part 1
  aired 2/22/2007
Civil Rights, Then and Now, Part Two
  aired 4/6/2006
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  aired 1/15/2004


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