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January 20, 2012

Video: 5,000 Ethiopian Jews Demonstrate Against Racism

Ethiopian Jews Protest Racism Jerusalem 1-18-20125,000 Ethiopian Jews demonstrated against racism in front of the Knesset Wednesday.


Thousands in Jerusalem protest racism against Ethiopian Israelis
Protesters march in front of the Knesset and hold signs which read, 'Blacks and Whites – We're all Equal' and 'Our Blood is Only Good for Wars.'
By Oz Rosenberg • Ha’aretz

Some 5,000 people were demonstrating in Jerusalem on Wednesday in protest of the racism against Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.

The protesters blocked a major road in Jerusalem and marched in front of the Knesset while holding signs that read, "Blacks and Whites – We're all Equal", "Social Justice," "Our Blood is Only Good for Wars."

The protesters were marching toward Kikar Tzion in Jerusalem, where they plan on holding a mass rally.

Among the protesters was Mulet Araro, a 26-year-old student from Kiryat Malachi, who set out on foot to Jerusalem from his home on Monday.

"I believe that a small group can create change," Araro said. "The struggle does not stop here – all means are valid except violence."

Social activist Daniel Bahart said the protesters had a list of demands and are ready to propose solutions as well.

"We hope at least one of the decision makers will come down to us, hear us and respond to our demands. Of course we expect [Immigraant Absorption Minister] Sofa Landver to talk to us," he said.

Landver said last week, in response to protests against discrimination of Israelis from Ethiopia, that they should be grateful for what they have received from Israel.

"We have problems and we will not rest until things change. As of now the response to racism has been merely cosmetic. There are still numerous racists in the schools who receive wages from the state, there is segregation in schools, nightclubs...we'll continue demonstrating until these issues are solved," he said.

Meretz Knesset members Ilan Gilon and Nitzan Horowitz on Monday submitted a proposal to the ministerial legislation committee banning discrimination in renting or selling a home on the basis of nationality, skin color, sexual inclination, handicap and political association.

However the committee put off discussing the proposal for a month, in what Gilon called a deliberate attempt to scrap it once the public uproar died down.

"It is clear the cabinet is trying to bury the proposal and silence the Ethiopian immigrants' outcry," Gilon said.

A week ago, hundreds demonstrated in Kiryat Malakhi to protest discrimination in the wake of the reported refusal of housing committees to sell apartments to Israelis of Ethiopian origin.


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Good for them, and appalling that in this day and age this should even be a question. Instead Ashkenazim treat them even worse than they try to treat Sefardim, and Ethiopians are blatantly discriminated against and their form of worship is being obliterated.

It disgusts me to see what Jews are willing to do to other Jews. I pray for success for our Ethiopian brethren.

I am reminded of a joke, which I will adapt for this situation…

Three MKs are talking, one from Kadima, one from Likud, and one from Shas.

The Kadima member says, "Did you hear about Shlomo's daughter, she married an Ethiopian!".

The Likud member responds with sympathetic distaste, "Oh, that's terrible. How could he let her do that. You know how terrible they are."

"Yes", says the Kadima member, "and you know, he is going to have dark-skinned grandchildren".

This exchange goes on for a while until they notice that the Shas member hasn't said anything.

"Isn't this a shame?", asks the Likud member of the Shas member."

The Shas member replies, "Frankly, I wouldn't let my daughter marry any of you goyim."

"...they should be grateful for what they have received [from Israel...]"

Where have we heard this before? Oh yes, the American South.

Democracy in action - wonderful!

I was a little perplexed there were almost no one wearing a kipa. Usually pictures of a crowd in Israel there would be quite a few people wearing a kipa - unless it was primarily composed of women.

Just how frum are the Ethiopians? (I don't ask to put them down, only to see if that was the explanation of the lack of kipas)

These Ethiopians reeeaallllyy need to shut-the-hell up!!! Human nature, is human nature....PERIOD!!! cats run from dogs, Gazelles flee from a lion, and Kushites run (or should run) from all europeon/whites.

Just imagine how naive they are to assert that they deserve equal rights in Jerusalem. Ummmm, hello....hello...did u read of YOUR black history??? just the other day they outfitted u with a rope around your neck, as u hung from a apple tree. They whipped, raped, and extortated u; Just 50-years ago they sprayed u with fire-hoses, sicked k-9 blood hounds to tears your flesh, then sent u to the back of the public bus all because of ____________ <----fill in the blank.

These people are quite deplorable in protesting for what has always been, and always will be denied to them.

In the Beggining the Europeans arrogated themselves as the kings of the Earth. The Heavens and Earth protested, but were silenced by Chem-trails and pesticide. The spirit of Godliness hovered over the surface of the deep, but was forced to retreat on account of the 'Exxon' oil spill, and sewage being released into the rivers and streams. The Europeons said let their be Religion; And there was Religion. The Euro-Pee-on's separated Church from state. The Religion they called Xnty, and the state they called The United SNAKES of America.

Day 1.) Sail to America from europe
Day 2.) Kill the Indians
Day 3.) Go on a over-seas voyage to kidnap Kushim

Day 4.) Introduce them to a blonde hair, blue eyed Woman hanging from a cross names Jeezus.

Day 5.) Teach them they're inferior to enslave them.

Day 6.) Economic reccesion

Day 7.) Invade the middle-east and bully them out of their resources.


May these protesters go from strength to strength.

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