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World IN BRIEF : ETHIOPIA : Jews Can Emigrate, Aide Says

November 08, 1989| From Times staff and wire service reports

A key aide to Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam pledged to let his country's 16,000 Jews emigrate freely but refused to say whether Israel promised to provide military assistance in return. Israel and Ethiopia restored diplomatic relations last week. There are about 16,500 Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

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