Tag: Ethiopian-Israelis

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Ethiopian-Israelis take struggle to the corridors of power (Video)

Two years have passed since Ethiopian-Israelis took the streets to protest police brutality and widespread inequality. // Now they are bringing their struggle to the

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Hundreds call for Release of Ethiopian-Israeli held in Gaza

Hundreds of people marched down Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard on Saturday evening in solidarity with Avera Mengistu, an Ethiopian-Israeli who entered Gaza in September 2014

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Ethiopians will be able to donate blood without restrictions

Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions. The new Health Ministry rules will take effect on July 1, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing the

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Nonprofit Helps Hundreds of Ethiopian-Israelis Launch High-Tech Careers

Ozzy Bitew, a program developer for the website platform Wix, was born in Lod, Israel to parents who immigrated from Ethiopia in 1977. Socioeconomic disadvantages

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Israel Police Commissioner said it’s ‘natural’ to suspect Ethiopians, other immigrants for crimes

Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich on Tuesday drew widespread condemnation after he appeared to say that it was “natural” for law-enforcement officers to be more

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Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Government Serious About The Ethiopian Community?

One wonders why an immigrant community that is living in far worse conditions is not being greeted at the airport with balloons and flowers and

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Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to fight racism against Ethiopian Israelis

The prime minister said that he and the ministerial committee had heard “heart wrenching and hair-raising stories” of racism and discrimination against Ethiopian-Israelis. “I am not

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It’s Time for a Militant Civil Rights Struggle

Hundreds of Ethiopian-Israeli activists demonstrated against police violence in front of the Israeli police Jerusalem headquarters on Tuesday. The protest came as a response to the

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Task Force to Fight Anti-Ethiopian Immigrants

A new inter-ministerial task force to examine racism against Ethiopian Israelis held its first meeting on Tuesday, as part of a government effort to find

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Ethiopian-Israeli Women Work for IDF Roles

A group of girls aged 18-19, who recently graduated from high school, sits in a circle in the living room of a house, looking at

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PM Envoy Warns Mengistu Family Against Public Criticism

Lior Lotan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's representative, warned the family of missing Israeli Abraham Mengistu against public criticism of Netanyhu, as such actions would "keep

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Ethiopian-Israelis Lags Behind Rest of Jewish Population

With a much lower average monthly income and gaps in education and employment, Ethiopian-Israelis have long way to go to full equality. Ethiopian-Israelis continue to lag

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