Chairman Danny Danon of the Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee said, Sunday, "All those who exclude Ethiopians have to sit behind bars. Black is only color." The Likud lawmaker made his comments during a committee visit to Kiryat Malachi, where discrimination was recently reported against Ethiopians in residential rentals and sales. Member of Knesset Danon said a package of laws against discrimination was in the final stage of preparation.
Ethiopian-born Member of Knesset Shlomo Molla, who chairs the Knesset Lobby in the Struggle Against Racism, said the problem was nationwide and limited to Kiryat Malachi.