Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twenty Year Anniversary of Operation Solomon

Twenty years ago, over the course of one weekend, a clandestine airlift took place. 14,323 Ethiopian Jews were plucked from Addis Ababa, a city in Ethiopia about to fall into rebel hands, and flown to Israel. Well, to be precise, two babies were born during the flights--so, in fact, 14,325 people were rescued over those two exhilarating days. The mission was named Operation Solomon, and Judie Oron, author of Cry of the Giraffe, recalls, "It was an unbelievable privilege to not only be a witness but to actually play a small part in those thrilling events." She continues, "I just couldn't let that day go by unnoticed. So, I'll be hosting an event in Toronto on May 24th at 6:30 p.m. Please join us there!"

For details and to reserve a place, call Lisa at 416-636-9555. Here's the event's poster (click on the image to enlarge it):

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