August 07, 2008

The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews have arrived in Israel marking the end to an era

The era of large scale Ethiopian-Jewish immigration to Israel has come to a close with the last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews arriving recently at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport bringing to an end a state organized campaign which began 30 years ago.

Israeli officials say there will no longer be immigration on the scale of "Operation Moses" or "Operation Solomon" which were both major missions to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel by air and sea in the 1980's and the 1990's.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The arrival of hundreds and thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Israel over the last 30 years has been at least the partial fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

The latest arrival of Ethiopian Jews at Ben Gurion Airport brought to an end the era of major movements of immigration by the Jews of Ethiopia. The two major airlifts, "Operation Moses" in the 1980's and the historic airlift in 1991,"Operation Solomon", brought starving Ethiopian Jews to their homeland of Israel. I covered the events of "Operation Solomon" in May of 1991 when the Israeli government moved 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel from Addas Ababa in a 24 hour period using some 42 aircraft with 28 of them in the air at one time. One big jumbo jet that normally carries around 400 people took out all of the seats and put 1,087 Ethiopian Jews on the airplane for the flight to Israel. By the way, while that flight was in the air, there were seven babies born on the plane before it arrived in Israel.

The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel said the Lord would find Jews from around the world and bring them into Israel during the End Times, Ezekiel 34:11-14. Another Jewish prophet, Zephaniah said there would be Jews from the African nation of Ethiopia that would come to the land of their forefathers in the Last Days, Zephaniah 3:10.

The arrival of Ethiopian Jews in Israel is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.