On Tuesday, as part of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference lobbying effort, I addressed a gathering attended by Rep. Rush Holt, New Jersey Democrat. With regard to the accusation of racism in Israel, I noted that in the entire history of Africa, Operation Solomon, the rescue of Ethiopian Jews by Israel in 1991, marked the only case in which whites have assisted Africans to freedom and provided for their security and economic well-being.
I also mentioned that Israeli pilots risked their lives by rescuing the Ethiopian Jews. They flew jet airliners into a dangerous war zone and landed and took off from antiquated airfields. The nation of Israel deserves a great deal of praise.
East Windsor, N.J.
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