But the Begin Center was not invited:-
Symposium: Ethiopia and Ethiopians, Yesterday to Today – 1991 to 2011
A two-day symposium ' Ethiopia and Ethiopians, Yesterday to Today – 1991 to 2011: Regime Change and Operation Solomon' will take place this week on Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday, May 18 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The first day, which will be conducted in English, will include sessions on 'Ethiopia: Economics and ethnicity', 'Aspects of Ethiopian culture at home and abroad', 'Islam in Ethiopia and Israeli-Ethiopia Relations', 'How Operation Solomon came to life' delivered by former Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia and coordinator of Operation Solomon, Uri Lubrani, 'The Zionism of Ethiopian Jewry and its influence on our sense of mission' and 'Aliyah through Addis Ababa: Legal but complex'. The first day will be held in Room 502, Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus campus.
The second day, which will be conducted in Hebrew, will include sessions on 'A comparative look at Jewish Ethiopian Aliyah', 'Health in the Israeli Ethiopian community', 'Learning Amharic in Israel', 'Containment and exclusion of Ethiopians in the education system', and 'Media and its accessibility in the Ethiopian Community'. The second day will take place n the Abba Eban Conference Hall, Truman Institute, Mount Scopus campus.
Speakers over the two days include Ethiopian ambassador to Israel, H.E. Helaw Yosef; former Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia and coordinator of Operation Solomon, Uri Lubrani; Deputy Director General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of the Mashav Center for International Cooperation, Haim Divon; head Jewish Agency representative, Israeli Consul during Operation Solomon, Micha Feldman; Member of Knesset Shlomo Molla; executive director, Association for Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions, Ethiopia, Wolday Amha; former editor, Yediot Negat, Batia Makover; CEO, Israeli-Ethiopian Television Channel, Fasil Legassa; and national coordinator for the promotion of Ethiopian public health, Isaac Seffefe.
The symposium is being run under the auspices of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry.