The Ethiopian Jews arrived to Israel during 1980-84 in what was called "Operation Moses". Today there are about 70,000 of them living in Israel. Naturally, the cultural gap created difficulties in integration and as a result a high unemployment rate.
Today, more than 25 year later, there is a new generation of young people from Ethiopian origin living in Israel. These people are a combination of the Israeli "melting Pot" process, but at the same time the coexistence of a multicultural society. During the last 5 years, I joined the "sigd" – The annual gathering of the Ethiopian Jews in Jerusalem, symbolizing the acceptance of the Torah. The pictures in this gallery were intended to show the African beauty that was added to the Israeli Society. These are the faces of the new generation – by far more Israeli that African.