The Los Angeles Times has good overview of the Falash Mura situation:
We can’t estimate how many are waiting for nothing," said Ori Konforti, head of the Jewish Agency for Israel in Addis Ababa, which has been appointed by the Israeli government to sort out who is a Jew and which Jews qualify for immigration. A final list of those eligible for resettlement is expected in June.
"It’s a tragedy," he said. "We’re going to give many people — maybe hundreds, maybe thousands — a negative answer."
Without disputing the need to be careful to airlift only those truly eligible to immigrate under the law of return, I still cannot shake the feeling that, if these people were doctors, scientists and engineers there would not be this hyper concern for quadruple-checking each lineage and the very evident foot-dragging that surrounds it.
The Sudan Times has a complimentary report on the American Jewish delegation to the Falash Mura of Addis Ababa.