The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Lecture - Let My People Go! - Operation Solomon 1991
His Excellency Asher Naim
Tuesday 12th November 2013
Wimbledon and District Synagogue, 1 Queensmere Rd, London SW19 5QD
7.30pm Coffee with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Tickets £10.00
The Story of Israelís Rescue of Ethiopian Jewry, by the man on the spot who made it all possible Israelís former Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Asher Naim.
Asher Naim was the Ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia (1990-91) at the time of Operation Solomon. He was instrumental in the negotiating process with President Mengistu and, later, with the victorious rebels, headed by Meles Zenawi. The airlift to Israel of 14,200 Ethiopian Jews during a period of 36 hours occurred largely as a result of his efforts.
Asher Naim wrote the book Saving the Lost Tribe: the Rescue and Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews, published by Random House in 2003, about Operation Solomon.