Martin Luther King's Son Awards 3 Israelis Who Aided Ethiopian Immigrants
Singer Idan Raichel headlines the event where he receives the 2016 Unsung Hero Award, alongside journalist Anat Saragusti and former Ethiopian-born lawmaker Pnina Tamano-Shata. Martin Luther King III, son of the late American civil rights leader, gave an award on Sunday to Israeli singer Idan Raichel, journalist Anat Saragusti and former lawmaker Pnina Tamano-Shata, for their activism on behalf of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel.
The prize they were issued is known as the 2016 Unsung Hero Award, and is sponsored by a civil rights organization led by King. At a reception with President Reuven Rivlin after the ceremony, King remarked about how "the message of Martin Luther King Jr. still resounds loudly in our nation and throughout the world and perhaps is needed even more so now today then back then. I think the world is crying out for a message of hope and healing. We are honored to be in this nation."