Yoman Geva 300, 1963

A Ceremony marks 15 Years to Operation Magic Carpet That brought Yemenite Jews to Israel

1963
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Residents of the assisted living facility in Shaar Menashe, who made an Aliyah to Israel from Yemen as part of Operation Magic Carpet, mark their 15th anniversary of emigrating to Israel at a festive ceremony in the village. In the dining room, the celebrants gather for a Hanukkah ceremony. Community rabbi Saadia Kahalani lights the candles. Residents then dance and sing Yemenite songs while wearing traditional Yemenite clothes. Deputy Speaker of Knesset, Yisrael Yeshayahu-Sharabi, watches the ceremony and greet the participants. Also attending the ceremony are the Jewish Agency activists who operated in organizing operation, Yosef and Haim Zadok (not seen in the footage).

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