The Rabbinute ruled Falash Mura are of Jewish ancestry and should be brought to Israel as any other Jews, with the caveat that a conversion must be done. The Falash Mura keep their part of the bargain. They study lean and pray as Orthodox Jews, and undergo full conversions without complaint. Israel, however, refuses to keep its end of the bargain, leaving more than 10,000 Falash Mura in squalid conditions in shanty towns on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Ha'aretz's Shmuel Rosner explains the forces at play. Note that Rosner does not mention the Rabbinute's role. Also note that Rosner appears to be Orthodox.