very year on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), a memorial ceremony is held on Har Herzl for the 4000 Ethiopians who lost their lives in the journey from Ethiopia, through Sudan, as they tried to get to Israel. We got up very early, waited for a bus that was 45 minutes late and were finally on our way. After sharing some delicious Ethiopian breads on the bus, we arrived at Har Herzl for a very moving ceremony. Musical performances; speeches from politicians (including Shimon Peres); prayers from the spiritual leaders of the Ethiopian community; and a wreath hanging ceremony left hardly a dry eye in the stadium.
May 21, 2009
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