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  • African-Israeli Splash

    April 4, 2013 | 3:45 am

    When Yityish Aynaw emigrated from Ethiopia to Israel at age 12, she was thrust into an Israeli classroom. An orphan lacking Hebrew skills, Aynaw says she relied on other kids and her own sheer ambition to get through.

    Ten years later, Aynaw, 22, is the first Ethiopian-Israeli to...

  • Miss Israel misses U.S. event due to visa restrictions

    March 19, 2013 | 6:53 am

    Yityish Aynaw may have a meeting set up with President Barack Obama when he travels to Israel later this week, but getting one with a U.S. embassy employee in Tel Aviv is a more difficult task.

    Israel's first beauty queen of Ethiopian Jewish descent was unable to attend a Friends...

  • First Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent to dine with Obama

    March 14, 2013 | 8:14 am

    Yityish Aynaw, the first Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, has been invited to meet President Obama at a dinner hosted by President Shimon Peres.

    Aynaw, 21, who was crowned two weeks ago, reportedly was invited at the behest of Obama's advance team, which is currently in Israel...