Israel has announced that it intends to start resettling Ethiopia's remaining Jewish population from next week.

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom, made the announcement while on a visit to the northwest of the country, where Ethiopia's 18,000 Jews - known as Falashas - live.

The Falashas are Ethiopian Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity, but maintained their Jewish faith.

More than 100,000 of them already live in Israel.