289 posts categorized "Ethiopian Jews"

May 22, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Petach Tikva Rabbinate Caught Discriminating Against Ethiopian Jews, But Israel’s Haredi-Controlled Religious Services Ministry Says The Discrimination Does Not Exist
Comments: 9 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Israel’s Army Radio reported yesterday that Ethiopian Jewish couples in Petach Tikva have been forced to wait to marry for more than nine months while the Petach Tikva official state rabbinate, which is haredi-controlled, delayed approving their marriage documents –...

May 18, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Protest Israeli Racism And Discrimination In Tel Aviv
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“We wish to show that things haven’t dissipated – we’re continuing to protest. Nothing has been done for 30 years and we want to show the prime minister that this time we are not giving in. Even if he commits...

May 17, 2015: Israel Was Wrong To Close Its Doors To Ethiopian Jews For Decades, Israeli Racism And Discrimination Against Them Must End, Israeli President Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin made statements today in support of Ethiopian Jews and against racism at the national memorial ceremony for the thousands of Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel...

May 12, 2015: In Haifa, Ethiopian Jews Protest Racism
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
One protestor reportedly told media tonight's protest took place “to ensure that members of our community aren't judged solely on the color of their skin by Israeli society.” Above: File photo. An anti-racism demonstration in Tel Aviv earlier this month...

May 10, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Demand "Zero Tolerance" For "Abusive Police" And Racist Civil Servants
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"…[There is a] widespread realization by Ethiopian Israeli community members that the system is the problem. Institutional attitudes and government policies need to be reformed. Segregation in schools, whether resulting from ignorance or actual prejudice, must cease. The provision of...

May 10, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Say Israel Police Using Violent Fringe Of Protesters To Cover Up Their Own Racism And Brutality
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"It's part of the tactics of the police, unfortunately. Instead of understanding the pain of the Israeli public, not only of the Ethiopian community, the police use us and blame us as 'illegitimate,' and say we are unruly and violent....

May 8, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Say They Were Beaten By Police And Mistreated – After Being Taken Into Custody
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“Some of us vomited and didn’t feel well. I kept spitting blood, afraid to swallow any of my teeth. Others urinated and defecated after being cooped up for seven hours. [I begged to see a doctor and a policeman replied]...

May 7, 2015: Video: Growing Up Black
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews
A New York Times video on young males growing up Black in America – a video that for the most part also applies to growing up as young Ethiopian Jewish male in Israel. [Hat Tip: Dr. Rofeh-Filosof.]

May 4, 2015: Israeli President Says Ethiopian Protests “Revealed An Open And Raw Wound At The Heart Of Israeli Society”
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“We must look directly at this open wound. We have erred. We did not look, and we did not listen enough. Among the protesters on the streets, were some of our finest sons and daughters; outstanding students; those who served...

May 3, 2015: Video: Violent Ethiopian Jewish Riots In Tel Aviv Lead To 15 Arrests
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Today’s anti-police-racism protest by Ethiopian Jews in Tel Aviv turned into a violent riot, apparently after police used force to unblock roads and a freeway and to prevent protesters from breaking into City Hall. Violent Ethiopian Jewish Riots In Tel...

May 3, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Block Roads In New Anti-Police-Racism Protest
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
In the wake of Thursday’s large anti-police-racism protest in Jerusalem organized by an ad hoc group of young Ethiopian Jews – a protest which turned violent, many say because of police brutality against the protesters – more than 1,000 protesters,...

April 30, 2015: More Jerusalem Riots Video
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Watch police violently disperse a crowd of Ethiopian Jews protesting against police brutality and racism.

April 30, 2015: Watch Live As It Happens: Large Anti-Police Protests In Jerusalem Ongoing
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The large protest led by Ethiopian Jews against police racism has grown exponentially, with Israelis of all ethnicities and backgrounds joining to protest police brutality and racism. Watch live on Ynet here.

April 30, 2015: Video: Ethiopian Jews' Anti-Police-Racism Protest Turns Violent As Police Attack
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Watch police use tear gas and other projectiles to disperse hundreds of protesters, most Ethiopian Jews, who gathered from across Israel to protest what they claim is often unprovoked police violence against minorities. At the very end of the video,...

April 30, 2015: More Than 1,000 Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Racism, Riot In Jerusalem
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
More than 1,000 protesters, almost all of them Ethiopian Jews, came from across Israel to protest what they say are a string of racist attacks by police against Ethiopian Israelis. Above: Still from security camera footage of police attacking an...

April 28, 2015: Ethiopian IDF Soldier Allegedly Beaten By Police In Unprovoked Racist Attack
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Police were reportedly cordoning off a street due to a suspicious object when the soldier, who was riding his bicycle in full uniform, asked them what was happening. Police allegedly responded by lashing out at soldier. They pushed him off...

January 11, 2015: 16 Haredi Teens Arrested For Allegedly Harassing, Assaulting Minority Bus Drivers
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The gang regularly boarded a Saturday night midnight bus that runs from the largest shopping mall in Petah Tikva to Elad. If the driver was a minority – an Ethiopian Jew or an Arab-Israeli – the teens would terrorize them,...

January 9, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality In Israel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
6 months after he went missing and was later found dead, the family and friends of Ethiopian-Israeli Yosef Salamsa hold a 3-day march to Jerusalem to protest the racist police brutality he experienced 4 months before his death, which they...

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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Public Health , 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, Litigation, 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, Public Health
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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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...

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