July 2013

Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn made a cool-headed reference to the forgotten NBI platform to solve the tensions over the Nile; it is another opportunity for Egypt to make the right move

Tsedale Lemma

In December 2009, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar (then Vice President of Tanzania), paid a deserving tribute to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) when he said, “ten years ago there was an atmosphere of mistrust, suspicion and doubts. Today Nile Basin countries are open to each other, ready and willing to interact and exchange information. This is an achievement to be cherished, nourished and nurtured by all.”

Though her four older children were allowed into Israel under the Law of Return, Yazvalam Aileo herself is not conserved eligible to immigrate. Now her grandchildren are taking up her cause.

Anshel Pfeffer and Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

Yezvalam Aileo is standing outside the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa and watching one of the last groups of Falashmura as it leaves for the airport and the flight to Israel.