Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor.
The final group of Ethiopian Jews are preparing to leave for Israel soon. As they leave, the dusty town of Gondar wonders what will happen once they are gone.
A dozen African tribes have a Jewish story. Some claim to be descendants of the Bible’s 10 lost tribes. Others believe their ancestors came from Yemen hunting gold.
For years, Israel promised Ethiopian Falash Mura Jews that they could immigrate. Now they must wait in barebones resettlement camps for another year at least.