Ethiopian immigrants

Racial Divides, Here And In Israel

05/05/2015 - 20:00
Editorial

On the surface, the parallels between the bloody demonstrations in Baltimore and Tel Aviv in recent days are obvious. In both cases, black citizens have angrily claimed that they are discriminated against because of their color, more often targeted by police, and punished more frequently and more harshly. The sense of frustration and anger that boils over, turning violent, applies to African-American residents of Baltimore as well as Ethiopian Jews in Israel, many of whom feel they are subject to racism and police brutality.

Decades Of Frustration For Ethiopian Jews

Tel Aviv riot highlights entrenched discrimination, violence faced by immigrant community.

05/05/2015 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — The Talpiot Industrial Zone in south Jerusalem is home to some of Jerusalem’s poorest people. Housed in run-down buildings built decades ago for Jewish refugees from Arab countries, the crime rate is high, even with a police station located right across the street.

Continued accusations of harassment of Ethiopian Jews in Israel led to riots this week in Tel Aviv. Getty Images

Decades Of Frustration For Ethiopian Jews

Tel Aviv riot highlights entrenched discrimination, violence faced by immigrant community.

05/04/2015 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — The Talpiot Industrial Zone in south Jerusalem is home to some of Jerusalem’s poorest people. Housed in run-down buildings built decades ago for Jewish refugees from Arab countries, the crime rate is high, even with a police station located right across the street.

Continued accusations of harassment of Ethiopian Jews in Israel led to riots this week in Tel Aviv. Getty Images

The Ethiopian Aliyah: Mission (Almost) Accomplished

08/20/2013 - 20:00
Editorial

On Aug. 28, Israel will welcome the last official group of Ethiopians immigrating to Israel, a low-key conclusion to a complicated, at times triumphant and at times tragic, aliyah process that is still playing itself out three decades after it began.

Ethiopian Troops Struggle In IDF

“Something happens when Ethiopian recruits enlist and encounter army life. Something goes wrong."

IDF To Tackle Ethiopian Soldiers' Prison Problem

Half of all Ethiopian troops are sentenced to prison during their service due to difficulties adjusting to army life.
02/09/2013 - 19:00

 A new IDF unit will work on integrating Ethiopian recruits, who are over-represented in army prisons.

An Ethiopian student at the Israeli naval academy during Sigd celebrations in 2009. Getty Images
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