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  • Ethiopian-Israelis vow protest rally in Tel Aviv will be peaceful

    May 18, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    Ethiopian-Israelis are protesting on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality.

    Several hundred protesters arrived on Monday afternoon at Rothschild Boulevard, with thousands expected by the evening. Protesters plan to march to Rabin Square in the...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash in Tel Aviv during demonstration

    May 4, 2015 | 9:14 am

    A demonstration in Tel Aviv by thousands protesting police brutality against Ethiopian-Israelis degenerated into violence.

    As evening fell on Sunday, protesters in Rabin Square threw bottles at mounted police and clashed with officers. At least 41 police officers and...

  • Equality in the United States? Progress in principle, but not in practice

    December 24, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    The cases of black men being killed by police officers throughout the country and police officers being killed last week in New York have shined a powerful light on the racial tensions still existent in American society.

    These cases have only widened the already large divide...

  • Racism in America

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2014 | 9:26 pm

    I am a short, middle class, Jewish woman. I am 48 years old and thanks to an abundance of freckles on the fair English skin I got from my father, I look 38. I have a cute nose, hazel eyes that lean towards green and although born in Israel, I look like an average American even...

  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten arrested at Garner protest

    December 5, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Several prominent rabbis and the president of a national teachers union were arrested Thursday night while protesting police brutality.

    Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum, Jill Jacobs and Shai Held, along with Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, were...

  • UC Davis investigates pepper spray incident

    November 21, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Two University of California, Davis police officers have been placed on leave while the school investigates the apparent use by campus police of pepper spray against seated student protesters, the university said Sunday.

    Video footage of a policeman in riot gear using pepper spray...