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March 14, 1991 | Reuters
Ethiopia has abruptly halted an exodus of black Jews to Israel to pressure the Jewish state into supplying military aid to help it fight a worsening civil war, community leaders said Wednesday. "The halt was very sudden, without any warning from the Ethiopian government," said Rahamim Elazar, secretary of Israel's Ethiopian organization. "The Ethiopian government wants Israel to provide it arms due to the increasing war in recent weeks," he said.
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March 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Foreign Ministry denied reports that Ethiopia halted emigration of black Jews to Israel to press Jerusalem to supply military aid. Ethiopian community leaders in Israel had said that Ethiopia halted the emigration to obtain Israeli weapons for its civil war. But the Foreign Ministry said that technical difficulties, now resolved, had cut the flow and that there was no connection with weapons.
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November 8, 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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March 14, 1991 | Reuters
Ethiopia has abruptly halted an exodus of black Jews to Israel to pressure the Jewish state into supplying military aid to help it fight a worsening civil war, community leaders said Wednesday. "The halt was very sudden, without any warning from the Ethiopian government," said Rahamim Elazar, secretary of Israel's Ethiopian organization. "The Ethiopian government wants Israel to provide it arms due to the increasing war in recent weeks," he said.
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January 21, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
U.S. officials reportedly suspect Israel of sending cluster bombs to Ethiopia and have unconfirmed reports that the Marxist government there has used them against rebels. The unnamed officials did not say when Israel might have sent the weapons, how many were involved or whether the bombs were American- or Israeli-made, the New York Times reported.
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March 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Foreign Ministry denied reports that Ethiopia halted emigration of black Jews to Israel to press Jerusalem to supply military aid. Ethiopian community leaders in Israel had said that Ethiopia halted the emigration to obtain Israeli weapons for its civil war. But the Foreign Ministry said that technical difficulties, now resolved, had cut the flow and that there was no connection with weapons.
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January 22, 1990 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration has told Israel that it opposes secret shipments of cluster bombs to the Marxist government of Ethiopia for use against rebel troops and villages, officials said Sunday. Officials said they have received several credible reports that Ethiopia's air force has recently begun dropping cluster bombs, which hurl deadly shrapnel over a wide area, in rebel-held areas. If the bombs were U.S.-made or based on U.S.
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January 22, 1990 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration has told Israel that it opposes secret shipments of cluster bombs to the Marxist government of Ethiopia for use against rebel troops and villages, officials said Sunday. Officials said they have received several credible reports that Ethiopia's air force has recently begun dropping cluster bombs, which hurl deadly shrapnel over a wide area, in rebel-held areas. If the bombs were U.S.-made or based on U.S.
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January 21, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
U.S. officials reportedly suspect Israel of sending cluster bombs to Ethiopia and have unconfirmed reports that the Marxist government there has used them against rebels. The unnamed officials did not say when Israel might have sent the weapons, how many were involved or whether the bombs were American- or Israeli-made, the New York Times reported.
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November 8, 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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