Ethiopian Israelis

Ethiopians In Israel, At 25: A Mixed Report

06/21/2016 - 12:04
Special To The Jewish Week

Twenty-five years ago last month, the world was captivated by images of the dramatic airlift that brought 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel from amidst a raging civil war.

Gideon Taylor

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.

05/04/2015 - 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

A U.S.-Israel Social Network

Westechester Hebrew students find much in common with Ethiopian Israelis during visit here on program to boost youth success rate.
11/15/2010 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

 It turns out that some things really are universal.

When a delegation of four young Ethiopian-Israelis from Rehovot recently visited Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck, any initial awkwardness or formality soon dissolved when the groups began talking about dating and socializing, where to find the best falafel in Israel, malls, television shows, and, of course, Facebook.

Ethiopian students from Israel, part of the Birth to Bagrut program meet Westchester students.
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