271 posts categorized "Ethiopian Jews"

November 20, 2014: In Tense Jerusalem, Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Ancient Holiday
Comments: 7 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Sigd, Amharic for prostration or worship, is the name of an ancient Ethiopian Jewish holiday held yearly on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, 50 days after Yom Kippur. It is the day according to Ethiopian Jewish tradition...

November 20, 2014: "You Guys Don't Like It? Go Back To Ethiopia!" Israeli Cops Allegedly Say
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"Many complaints have reached my desk from Ethiopian emigrants who feel humiliated in face of the attitude of the police. There is a sense that when you guys get ahold of an Ethiopian you act with a much harsher hand...

November 6, 2014: Alleged Rape Victim Kills His Alleged Rapist, Gets 20 Years In Prison
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
For four years Yaron, a well-known thug and dread of the neighborhood, was shaking down an Ethiopian Jew named Yonatan for cash. But Yaron was also sexually harassing and abusing Yonaton, and allegedly raped him twice. One night, Yaron tried...

September 16, 2014: 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A 74-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack, including a fractured skull, and is still hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. Above: file photo used for illustrative purposes only 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime Shmarya...

September 7, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Refuses To Allow Ethiopian Jews To Marry
Comments: 12 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel
The Sefardi chief rabbi of the Israeli city of Petah Tikva has allegedly repeatedly refused to allow Ethiopian Jewish couples to marry because refused to accept them as Jews. Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Refuses To Allow Ethiopian Jews To Marry Shmarya...

June 30, 2014: Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers From Marching To Freedom
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
On Sunday, Israeli police used force to break up a three-day desert sit-in by hundreds of African asylum seekers who fled a detention center and marched toward Israel’s border with Egypt. Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers...

May 27, 2014: Plea Deal With Orthodox Alleged Mob Boss In Rabbi Extortion Trial Draws Widespread Condemnation
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
Shalom Domrani agreed today plead guilty to lesser charges. He will reportedly receive only nine more months in prison on top of the five months he has already served while at trial – meaning Domrani will only serve a total...

April 29, 2014: Racist Israeli Bus Driver Who Allegedly Called 11-Year-Old Ethiopian Jewish Girl “Monkey” And Said She Should Go To “The Zoo” Sued
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"Hey, you, the monkey at the back!" the driver allegedly said. Then he followed the girl after she got off the bus and continued insulting her, asking "where is the monkey?" Then he lashed out against her again, allegedly saying,...

April 7, 2014: Was The Late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe A Racist?
Comments: 88 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Ethiopian Jews
The hard left magazine Counterpunch has published a new article attempting to prove that the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was racist bigot. The late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson The hard left magazine Counterpunch has published...

December 11, 2013: Magen David Adom Won't Let Ethiopian Jewish Member Of Knesset Donate Blood
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"I'm 32, I arrived in Israel at the age of three, did my military service and have two children. There's no reason to treat me in this way." Member of Knesset Pnina Tamano-Shata and her family Ethiopian MK Not Allowed...

November 1, 2013: Ethiopian Students In Orthodox Grade School Exempted From Tests And Given Inflated Grades To Mask School’s Poor Education
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
“Genuine exams would reveal the depth of gaps [in the educational levels of Ethiopian children who are mostly new immigrants or the children of new immigrants on one hand and native Israelis on the other], and then someone else would...

September 9, 2013: Haifa Man Who Threatened To Burn Ethiopian Jews Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees
In one of those incidents, Benny Lugasi reportedly put a table, chairs and boards in the entryway of the building and set them on fire. He tried to stop residents from putting it out, and told them, “I’ll bring a...

July 30, 2013: Israel’s New Haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Makes Racist Remark, Sparks Outrage
Comments: 44 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel
"Who cares if a bunch of paid 'Cushim'in Tel Aviv beat a bunch of paid 'Cushim' in Greece?" Chief Rabbi David Lau said, using a derogatory term for Black people that is in Modern Hebrew the rough equivalent of the...

July 14, 2013: Israel’s State Comtproller To Investigate Claims Of Coerced Long-Acting Birth Control For Ethiopian Women
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
State Comptroller Yosef Shapira announced earlier today that he will investigate allegations that HMOs and the state coerced and tricked Ethiopian women to take long-acting Depo-Provera birth control shots in order to reduce the Ethiopian population in Israel. Israel’s State...

July 11, 2013: Evidence Mounts To Support Claim That Israel Tricked, Forced Ethiopian Women To Use Long-Acting Birth Control To Reduce Israel's Ethiopian Population
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The director general of Israel's Ministry of Health Ronni Gamzu told a Knesset committee yesterday that since he ordered HMOs not to give Depo-Provera shots to Ethiopian women without first telling them of other possible methods of birth control. Investigative...

May 9, 2013: Scathing State Comptroller’s Report Blasts Israel’s Health, Absorption, Education And Interior Ministries
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Among the report's findings: The Zionist Orthodox school system employed more unqualified teachers than Israel’s secular public schools and than Arab schools. (Haredi schools, even when they are funded by the state, are officially private, not public, schools and are...

May 8, 2013: Israel’s Absorption Of Ethiopian Jews A Failure, Gov’t Comptroller Says In Scathing Report
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
All talk, little action: In 2001, the Government of Israel announced a special 9-year $660-million absorption program for the approximately 130,000 Ethiopian Jews then in Israel. But since 2005, government ministries have allocated only a tiny amount of the money...

April 10, 2013: 5 Israelis Busted After Beating, Robbing Blacks In Tel Aviv
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Xenophobia
Five Israelis were arrested yesterday a series of violent attacks on black people they thought were African refugees. However, two of the victims were in fact Ethiopian Jews. 5 Israelis Busted After Beating, Robbing Blacks In Tel Aviv Shmarya Rosenberg...

March 22, 2013: Video: Israel's First Black Miss Israel Meets President Obama
Comments: 29 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, is an immigrant from Ethiopia who served in the Israeli army and idolizes President Obama. The White House asked Israel to invite her to the state dinner it held in honor of President Obama this week....

March 15, 2013: Ethiopian Jews Demand Compensation For Israel’s Botched Rescue Attempt That Killed Thousands
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The Organization for the Memory of Jews who perished in Sudan on their Way to Zion, a group representing Ethiopian Jews who were brought to Israel during 1984’s Operation Moses rescue, has filed a petition with Israel’s High Court of...

March 1, 2013: Israel To Launch Investigation Into Forced Birth Control Allegedly Given Ethiopian Women
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The investigation is being conducted by the Ministry of Health itself and headed by acting Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, a haredi rabbi whose hasidic sect is hostile to the Ethiopian Jewish community and which does not recognize as valid...

February 28, 2013: Ethiopian Students Reportedly Face Segregation At Leading Zionist Orthodox Boarding School
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , MO & Chardal
Ethiopian students at the Zionist Orthodox boarding school in the Kfar Hasidim Youth Village near Haifa are reportedly being segregated. “It is something we have become used to; that those students who are considered the best, the Israelis, receive the...

February 28, 2013: Ethiopian Jew Wins Miss Israel Contest
Comments: 35 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Yityish Titi Aynaw won the Miss Israel 2013 title Wednesday night. The 21-year-old resident of Netanya on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline is the first Ethiopian-born contestant to win the title. Yityish Titi Aynaw Originally published at 10:22 pm CST 2-27-2013 Ethiopian...

January 28, 2013: Israel Orders Doctors To Stop Administration Of Depo-Provera Shots To Women If There Is Any Doubt That They Do Not Understand Their Purpose
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Med-Ethics
It isn’t an apology or an acceptance of responsibility. But for the first time, an Israeli government official has told doctors to stop injecting Ethiopian women – or any other women – with long-acting birth control medication known as Depo-Provera...

January 27, 2013: A Bleak And Humiliating Wedding Illuminates What Will Probably Be The Future Of Israel
Comments: 9 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The first phase is the study of Judaism for 500 hours a year, which includes basic knowledge such as praying, saying the blessings, and knowledge of Jewish holidays. In the end, they are tested. The younger ones pass fairly easily,...

January 26, 2013: Profile Of First Female Ethiopian Member Of Knesset
Comments: 7 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
At the age of eleven she started working at odd jobs but hid that from her parents. She says she was often mistreated by her employers, which helps shape who she is today. "Looking back, I think it just made...

January 23, 2013: First Female Ethiopian Jew Elected To Knesset
Comments: 8 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A female Ethiopian Jew, Pnina Tamano-Shata, was elected to Knesset yesterday as number 14 on the Yesh Atid Knesset list. She is the first Ethiopian woman to be elected to serve in the Knesset. Pnina Tamano-Shata First Female Ethiopian Jew...

January 3, 2013: 3,000 Haredim Get Active Duty Draft Notices
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion
3,000 haredim have now received draft induction orders and will be inducted into the IDF for active service by August 2013, the IDF announced today. 3,000 Haredim Get Active Duty Draft Notices Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com 3,000 haredim have now...

December 19, 2012: Video: Ashkenazi Haredi Rabbi Bans Ethiopian Boy From School Because Child Really Isn't Jewish Enough
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel
Israel's Channel 2 documents the case of a studious Orthodox Ethiopian boy who has been banned from his school by the schools Ashkenazi haredi principal. Why? The principal has decided that the boy needs to convert to Judaism. The boy...

December 10, 2012: JDC's Ethiopia Medical Director Denies Forced Sterilization
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Dr. Rick Hodes denies an Israel Educational Television report that alleged that Falash Mura women were forced to take shots of the long-acting birth control drug Depo-Provera by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Government of Israel in order...

December 9, 2012: Forced Sterilizations? Ethiopian Women Claim The Joint Distribution Committee And The Israel Health Ministry Forced Them To Receive Sterilization Shots
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Falash Mura women who immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia eight years ago reportedly told Israel Educational Television’s investigative show Vacuum yesterday that they were forced to receive injections of Depo-Provera, the long-lasting birth control drug, as a condition to allowing...

November 30, 2012: Exploitation In Sefat
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ethiopian Jewish children as young as 10-years-old are skipping school to work illegally in the city's open air market. They're paid much less than minimum wage, and sometimes work the whole day for a half empty box of leftover fruits...

October 31, 2012: School Bus Rage: Racist Attack On Ethiopian Bus Guard In Northern Israel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A parent in the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Bialik allegedly assaulted an Ethiopian school bus guard yesterday, breaking her nose. School Bus Rage: Racist Attack On Ethiopian Bus Guard In Northern Israel Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A parent in...

October 10, 2012: Haifa Sexual Predator Allegedly Molests At Least 7 Ethiopian Boys
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Haifa sexual predator who was recently arrested allegedly assaulted at least seven teenage Ethiopian boys over a three-year period, carefully selecting and grooming them before raping them. The Jerusalem Post reports that a Haifa sexual predator who was recently...

August 15, 2012: Rescued From Slavery
Comments: 26 | Categories: Antisemitism , Books , Ethiopian Jews
Judie Oron knows the price of freedom. So does her daughter Wuditu: $111. That's the price Oron paid to free the 17-year-old Ethiopian Jew from a life of slavery and forced prostitution. Journalist rescued Ethiopian girl from slavery JOE BELANGER...

August 6, 2012: Report: New Genetic Study Shows That Ethiopian Jewish Community Is Ancient, Long Pre-Dating The Destruction Of The Jerusalem Temple
Comments: 35 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , History
The study reportedly shows that a few Jews started the Ethiopian community thousands of years ago, that they married local women (as was the Biblical practice), that they are a distinct population that did not have much intermarriage with non-Jews,...

July 8, 2012: Ethiopian Jew Allegedly Beaten And Electric Shocked By Israeli Cop Who Told Him To Go Back To Africa
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Xenophobia
An Ethiopian Jew claims he was pepper sprayed and electric shocked by a cop in the Israeli city of Haifa who told him to “go back to Africa.” Jajao Bimaro Ethiopian Jew Allegedly Beaten And Electric Shocked By Israeli Cop...

July 3, 2012: Kashering Yitzhak Shamir
Comments: 20 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Jewish Leadership
Stephen Spector, an academic who wrote a well-reviewed book on Operation Solomon, the 1991 airlift was supposed to rescue the last of Ethiopia's Jews, omits facts and shades the truth in order to make Israel – and Yitzhak Shamir, who...

June 5, 2012: Ethiopian Jewish Leaders Object To Anti-African-Refugee Racism
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Xenophobia
“When I think how people are treating the Sudanese and of how [the Sudanese] treated us when we passed through as refugees, I am ashamed. When we arrived there, they brought us water and helped us find work so that...

May 20, 2012: And Finally They Came
Comments: 4 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Israel’s leaders finally honor the thousands Ethiopian Jews who died on the way to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Shay Shembal Wassa And Finally They Came Israel’s leaders finally honor the thousands Ethiopian Jews who died on the...

April 24, 2012: Ethiopian Jews Tried To Rescue European Jews During The Holocaust
Comments: 24 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , History , Israel
In 1943 an Ethiopian Jewish leader appealed to Ethiopia's Emperor, Haile Selassie, to take in Jewish refugees from Europe and allow them to settle in Ethiopian Jewish towns and villages. But it was too late. Photo: Don Robinson Kasaey Damoza...

April 22, 2012: Ethiopian Jews Say Jerusalem Government Discriminates Against Them
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The tent camp activists say the municipality's demand to evict them contradicts its treatment of other movements that have protested there. They note that on this stretch of sidewalk, at the corner of Gaza Road and Balfour Street, the Shalit-family...

March 5, 2012: In Israel, Black Has Never Been In Fashion
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Albeit full of good intentions, Israel made every possible mistake when it came to integrating the Ethiopians. True, they weren't placed in transit camps or sprayed with DDT (like Yemen's Jews were when they came to Israel); but dumping villagers...

February 20, 2012: Photo Of Naked Ethiopian Woman Taken At Suggestion Of NACOEJ Aid Worker, Photographer Says
Comments: 12 | Categories: Art , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ziv Koren published a picture of a Falash Mura woman immersing in a mikva. A firestorm of criticism erupted. But Koren now says the picture was taken at the suggestion of a staff member of the North American Conference on...

February 15, 2012: Porn, Art Or Journalism?
Comments: 47 | Categories: Art , Ethics , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , MO & Chardal
Is a photographer’s photo of a naked Ethiopian woman immersing in a mikva kosher? And was the photographer within his rights to post that naked picture online? The immersion photograph by Ziv Koren, blurred Porn, Art Or Journalism? Is a...

February 7, 2012: More Defacto Israel School Segregation Surfaces
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
In Netanya, from 2 Motzkin Street to 20 Motzkin Street, where residents are mostly from the Ethiopian community, children are registered at the nearby Rambam School. Those living in numbers 22 through 28, the newer houses on the block and...

February 6, 2012: Racism In Israel
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ethiopian Israelis are often considered less desirable neighbors, and frequently have a harder time finding a job. They are perceived as a poor, underprivileged community and face the stigma of lacking the capability to contribute equally, even if this myth...

February 4, 2012: Jewish Federations Won't Intervene In Anti-Ethiopian Discrimination
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Jewish Leadership
“The relationship between American Jewry and Israel is very delicate. Our role is not to lobby the Israeli government but to create and support initiatives that indicate a commitment to a particular issue. The difference may be subtle and nuanced,...

February 1, 2012: Video: Cops Bust 18 In Israeli Anti-Racism Demo
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Several dozen people, many of them Ethiopian Jews, protested anti-Ethiopian racism last night near the Tel Aviv Museum. Police reportedly arrested 18 demonstrators after they tried to block a public street.

January 30, 2012: Ethiopian Jews Have Post Traumatic Issues Similar To Holocaust Survivors, But Israel's Government Does Not Help
Comments: 8 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ethiopian Jews who suffered to reach Israel have more in common with Holocaust survivors than veteran Israelis can imagine. Although many of the former immigrants suffer from psychological trauma reminiscent of concentration camp “veterans,” only one non-profit organization is systematically...

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