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  • No Absorption for Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 19, 2014 | 6:15 am

    A survey published earlier this year shows that the majority of the public believes that Ethiopian immigrants suffer the most from Israeli racism (of any minority in Israel). The community has been discriminated against on many levels and they have struggled to close the gaps...

  • Israeli officials order halt to underhanded contraception of Ethiopian women

    January 28, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Following a TV report alleging that Ethiopian Israeli women were being given contraceptive shots against their will, Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered physicians to put a stop to the practice.

    The report, broadcast Dec. 8 on the “Vacuum” investigative news program on Israeli...

  • Ariela’s legacy gives others direction, purpose

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 19, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Aviva Dese believes that without the Ariela Foundation, she’d probably be back in Nazareth Ilit, the factory town in the Galilee where she grew up, maybe with a low-paying assembly-line job, or maybe still wondering, like so many of her friends, what to do with her life. 

    ...
  • Ethiopian immigrants can operate protest tent, court rules

    April 25, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Israelis of Ethiopian descent can keep operating a protest tent outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled.

    The high court ruled Tuesday that the tent, part of a protest of anti-Ethiopian discrimination, can remain on the site until the end of...

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  • Ethiopian immigrant is top Jewish finisher in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon

    March 18, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Ashrat “Assaf” Mamo is such a common sight when he pounds the pavement in Jerusalem that he’s on a first-name basis with city bus drivers who, he said, always “ask me about the marathon and encourage me.”

    On Friday, Mamo, a 27-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, became the...

  • Ethiopian named to Israel’s Council for Highter Education

    February 15, 2012 | 10:53 am

    An Ethiopian immigrant to Israel, who serves as the director of Tel Aviv University, is the first Ethiopian Jew appointed to Israel’s Council for Higher Education.

    Pnina Gadai Agenyahu was appointed to the council this week by Israel’s Education Minister Gideon Saar.

    Agenyahu, 31,...

  • Israeli school bus driver suspended for slurring Ethiopian children

    January 19, 2012 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli school bus driver was suspended for making racist statements to Ethiopian children.

    The driver’s comments were recorded during a bus ride and played for a school principal and the absorption center manager, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The route includes taking students...

  • Ethiopian students protest segregated school

    September 1, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Some 300 Ethiopian students and parents protested against their segregation in a Petach Tikvah elementary school, as nearly 2 million Israeli children began the school year.

    The protesters marched Thursday from the Nir Etzion School to City Hall carrying signs reading “Stop the...

  • Despite diplomas, Ethiopian Israelis can’t find jobs

    By Dina Kraft

    December 26, 2008 | 12:15 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Asaf Negat, 29, made his way to Israel from Ethiopia as an 11-year-old boy and worked hard to find his way in a new land and learn to speak a new language. Eventually, Negat graduated with a business degree from one of the country's top universities.

    However, since...

  • VIDEO: A visit with the Jews of Ethiopia

    January 23, 2008 | 10:20 pm

    A group from the Jewish Federation of Nashville went to visit Jews in Ethiopia who were awaiting aliyah.  This is their story

  • Book captures before and after of Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A woman of biblical beauty, a dark-eyed Ethiopian gazing directly at the camera, appears on the cover of a new book of photographs, "Transformations: From Ethiopia to Israel" by Ricki Rosen (Reality Check Productions, $45). She's wearing white embroidered robes, her hair covered with...
  • Post-war belt-tightening: Israel could cut Falash Mura dreams in half

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's Finance Ministry is proposing substantial cuts to Ethiopian immigration next year as part of widespread belt-tightening following Israel's war in Lebanon.
     
    The plan, announced on Sept. 5 as part of Israel's proposed budget for 2007, would halve the number of Ethiopian...
  • Valuable Art From a Disregarded People

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the Museum of the Negev in Beersheba; from the walls of Reverend Al Sharpton's home in New York to the mantle of photographer Irene Furtik's home in Santa Monica, Ethiopian Israeli art has arrived.

    Award-winning artist Elaine Galen, whose work...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

  • Most Ethiopians in Israel Find Life Hard

    By Dina Kraft

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Down a dark, smokey stairwell and in a Tel Aviv basement disco of swirling colored lights, the music grows louder -- a thumping beat with lilting Amharic lyrics piped through speakers and echoing onto a packed dance floor of young Ethiopian Israelis.

    In the jostling crowd that is...

  • Tour of Gratitude

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On the surface, they may not seem to share much in common. Victoria Gendel is a charming, pixyish Russian woman. Elias Inbram is a tall, photogenic Ethiopian male. However, both are Jewish 20-something college students who grew up in small, isolated villages and are now living in...

  • Diversity in the Desert

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    For Dr. Jonathan Friedlander, the photography exhibit at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History evokes vivid memories of the Sunday morning in 1991 he arrived at the central bus station in Be'er Sheva and discovered a place where worlds collide.

    In the photos, soldiers toting Uzis...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Striking the S-Word

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    I never heard the N-word, growing up, because we were Jewish. For my parents, the S-word sufficed. Although they never would have denied someone an opportunity based on skin color, it was " schvartzes " who...

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