Asher Naim was an Israeli diplomat who served in Israeli missions to the United States, Finland, Ethiopia, United Nations, and South Korea. Naim was Israel’s ambassador to Ethiopia from 1990 to 1991 and played a crucial role in the 1991 Operation Solomon which airlifted around 14,200 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in a single day. Although officially retired in 1999, Naim continued to work on behalf of Ethiopian Jews. Together with his wife Hilda, he, co-founded with his wife, Hilda, a scholarship fund to support young Ethiopians who lived in Israel and wished to attend college and graduate schools. He is the author of “Saving the Lost Tribe: The Rescue and Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews,” on the inside story of Operation Solomon.
Yoram Toledano is an Israeli actor known for his roles in “Pillars of Smoke” (2009), “Echo” (2018) and “Longing” (2017). He is a native of Tiberias in the Galilee.
Kassa Kabede was the Israeli-educated Ethiopian government’s special envoy in emigration talks with Israel during Operation Solomon. Kabede returned to Ethiopia in 2018 after close to three decades living in exile.
Ethiopian-born Shai Ferdo is an Isaeli actor, director and television host. He has performed with Israel’s leading theater companies. He wrote and performed the lead role in the one man show “Gur Aryeh Yehuda,” an autobiographical story about an Ethiopian child who immigrated to Israel through Sudan. Shai lectures widely in Israel and abroad for public organizations and institutions. He is the recipient of the Ministry of Culture’s prize for Zionist-oriented art and has been recognized for his work in the field of immigration and absorption.
Esther Mekonen is a composite character based on several employees and volunteers who served in the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia in 1990 and 1991. In Exodus 91, Esther is brought to life by Titina Kebede Assefa, a drama therapist and activist who works with the Ethiopian-Israeli community.
Sarit Wuvet was born in Ethiopia and made aliyah at the age of two. She studied acting under Shachar Rosen. Sarit is also featured in the upcoming Israeli series “Dance of Fire” to be released in 2022.
Uri Lubrani was an Israeli diplomat and military official who served as ambassador to Ethiopia from 1967 to 1971. In 1990 he served as a coordinator in Ethiopia, assisting with Operation Solomon.
Samuel Calderon is an Israeli actor and director, known for his roles in “Munich“, “Delayed Reaction” and “The Gordin Cell.”
Zimna Barhani was the pioneer of the struggle to bring the “Beta Israel” community to the State of Israel and to open the gates of the land to them. He was recruited by the Mossad in 1980 and sent to establish the organizational infrastructure in the refugee camps in Sudan to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel. He participated in Operation Moshe in 1985, after which he was appointed deputy director of the Ethiopian Immigrants Division at the Jewish Agency. In 1990 he returned to Ethiopia as Israeli consul and aliyah emissary to play a major role in Operation Solomon.
Shmuel Biro is an Ethiopian-born Israeli actor and entertainer. He has performed with the Habima National Theater, the National Theater for Children and Youth, and danced with the Esquesta band.
Hilda Naim was the wife of Asher Naim. Leading up to Operation Solomon, she taught in the school located in the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia. Together with Asher, she co-founded a scholarship fund to support young Ethiopian Israelis who wished to attend college and graduate school. Today, she volunteers as an English tutor to young Ethiopian Israelis.
Michal Yannai is an Israeli actress and former television host on Israel’s Children’s Channel, where she was known as “The Children’s Queen” and also appeared in “Katzefet.” She is known for her 2007 appearance in the Israeli version of the stage show, “Avenue Q,” as a satire of herself.
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You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
These Terms and Conditions and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms and Conditions operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control.
If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms and Conditions or use of the Site. You agree that these Terms and Conditions will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them.
You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms and Conditions and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms and Conditions.
In order to resolve a complaint regarding the Site or to receive further information regarding use of the Site, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as online chat and message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
The Site may by default access your social media accounts (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or similar services) basic account information, including your name, email, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. We may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, checkins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, refer to the Facebook Permissions Reference page.
Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.
Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information.
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
If you interact with other users of the Site, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.
When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information. We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. We will never request your password, username, credit card information or other personal information through email.
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
California law indicates that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of personal information are collected, “sold,” or disclosed for an organization’s “business purpose” (as those terms are defined under California law). You can find a list of the categories of personal information that we collect and share here. Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we collect and share about people other than yourself. In addition, if you would like more information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, please submit a written request to us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.
If you wish to opt-out of our selling your Personal Data now or in the future, you may contact us via email at email@example.com with “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” in the subject line or by mail:
Attn: Do Not Sell My Personal Information
11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Suite 288, Sunrise, FL 33351
If you wish to submit a Request to Know, you may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request to Know” in the subject line or by mail:
Attn: Request to Know
11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Suite 288, Sunrise, FL 33351
If you wish to submit a Request to Delete, you may contact us via email at email@example.com with “Request to Delete” in the subject line or by mail:
Attn: Request to Delete
11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Suite 288, Sunrise, FL 33351
If you make a request to know what Personal Data we have on file for you and how it has been used, or that we delete your Personal Data (each, a “Request to Know or Delete”), we must first verify that you are, in fact, the consumer whose Personal Data we have collected. We do this for security and fraud-prevention purposes.
From the date that we receive a Request to Know or Delete, we will have up to 45 days to respond. However, on notice to you within that first 45-day period, we may take up to an additional 45 days to respond (for a maximum of 90 days).
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment from us for your exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
Third Parties’ List – Shine the Light (California Residents only)
California residents can also request a list of all the third parties to which we have disclosed certain personal information (as defined by California’s Shine the Light law) during the preceding year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. California residents may contact us at:
11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Suite 288, Sunrise, FL 33351
In the body of your request, you must include: “California Shine the Light Request”, your name, a current California address including, street address, city, state, and zip code, as well as sufficient information for us to determine if the law applies to you. You will need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident. We will not accept requests by telephone, email, or facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351
If we need, or are required, to contact you concerning any event that involves your personal information we may do so by e-mail, telephone, or mail.