May 3, 2017
Female, Ethiopian-Born, IDF Officer Was Israel Independence Day Torch Lighter – Itay Ilnai (Ynet News)
26 years after coming to Israel, Maj. Yaros Shigot – a proud Israeli, an IDF officer and a social activist – returned to Ethiopia for the first time to celebrate Passover and visit her father’s grave.
On her way to her old village, she was informed she had been chosen to light a torch at Israel’s official Independence Day ceremony.
Maj. Shigot speaks here in an interview.
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