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Housing benefits for new immigrants? Not so fast

Ethiopian Jew who made aliyah in 2002 shocked to be refused aid in purchasing an apartment - because his wife is Israeli born.Shimon Cohen, 5/1/2016, 6:35 PM

'Asleep at the wheel' on Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia

Liba Center member calls on Zionist, religious and haredi MKs to oppose mass aliyah of Ethiopian Jews due to their unclear Jewish status.Benny Tocker, 4/11/2016, 5:19 PM

'An historic achievement uniting the nation of Israel'

Likud MKs Neguise and Amsalem, who waged protest to have PM uphold resolution on Ethiopian aliyah, hail 'historic justice.'Hezki Baruch, 4/7/2016, 9:38 PM

Crisis averted: 1,300 Ethiopian Jews coming home

With coalition revolt, two Likud MKs manage to make Netanyahu backtrack after he scrapped resolution on Ethiopian aliyah.Hezki Baruch, 4/7/2016, 8:34 PM

Netanyahu's Likud feud caught on tape

PM recorded in faction meeting condemning MKs who are protesting his canceling of Ethiopian Ailyah decision, warns coalition is in danger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 11:27 AM

Ethiopian Jews protest cancellation of mass Aliyah

Up to 2,000 Ethiopian Jews march outside PM's office, demanding he rescind canceling immigration for their relatives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2016, 6:50 PM

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts or we'll sue'

ITIM chairman accuses Ministry of Religion of systematic discrimination against Ethipions, converts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 2:46 AM

The 'secret Jews' of Ethiopia emerge from the shadows

For thousands of years, the Bal Ej practiced Judaism in secret - now they are reemerging, and they want to come home to Israel.Ari Soffer, 12/20/2015, 3:40 PM

Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

Rivlin joins thousands of Ethiopian Jews in traditional holiday celebrating return to Israel, overlooking the Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 6:09 PM

Report: Officials Forced Ethiopians to Pay for Families' Aliyah

Ethiopians in Israel allege government officials forced them to pay to speed up process of bringing relatives to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 6:53 PM

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to be Brought to Israel

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom vows to take immediate steps to bring 500 soldiers' families to Israel, complete Ethiopian Aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2015, 4:05 PM

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian-Jewish Soldier Won't Be Prosecuted

Criminal charges won't be launched against cop filmed violently arresting IDF soldier of Ethiopian origin; AG said soldier used force first.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2015, 10:17 PM

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Finish Matriculation Exams

Hebrew University study blames poor immigration absorption, 'feeling of discrimination' for students falling through the cracks.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2015, 4:11 PM

24 Years Since Airlift of 14,500 Ethiopian Jews in Under 2 Days

IDF remembers Operation Solomon, largest aerial mission to return Jews to Israel, which got Ethiopian Jews out of harm's way.Ari Yashar, 5/25/2015, 1:12 PM

Again: Police Lose Hold on Protest in Tel Aviv

1,000 Ethiopian Israelis march; pre-coordinated protest begins to spiral out of control - despite prior agreement with police.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2015, 10:38 PM

Elkin: We Must Rethink How We View Ethiopian Aliyah

Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin says Ethiopian Jews must be addressed as 'equals', vows to stop discrimination after protests.Tova Dvorin, 5/17/2015, 10:05 AM

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian Soldier Fired

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announces steps against officer involved in brutal beating; second officer apparently not disciplined.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 8:12 PM

Israelis Asked 'Are Ethiopians Jews?' Answers Might Surprise You

2014 video poll, conducted prior to recent riots, shows interesting perspective on how Israelis view the Ethiopian-Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2015, 7:25 PM

Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Ethiopian community expected to rally once again Sunday night; riot dispersal means being prepared.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 11:44 AM

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 5:53 PM

Kerry 'Confident' Israel Will Probe Violence Against Ethiopians

US Secretary of State says he is certain Israel will examine charges of violence in a way that 'honors the values' of Israeli people.Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 7:43 PM

Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism

PM urges Israel to 'stand together' during 3-hour meeting with Ethiopian sector leaders; program, ministerial committee to be formed.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 5:44 PM

Edelstein: We Are On the Brink of Civil War

Knesset Speaker warns of imminent social crisis at opening summer session as Ethiopian protests against discrimination set to continue.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 5:27 PM

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests, Return Calm

Only by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 4:29 PM

Netanyahu Meets with Ethiopian Soldier Assaulted by Police

'I was shocked - things will change,' Netanyahu promises Damas Pakada, who was beaten by a police officer while in IDF uniform.Ari Yashar, 5/4/2015, 2:10 PM

Ethiopians, Police: NIF-Linked Orgs Fanning Protest Violence

Ethiopian Jewish protester says external organizations stirring up violence, while police commander names New Israel Fund-connected groups.Ari Yashar, 5/4/2015, 1:35 PM

Police Official Says Non-Ethiopian Groups Turned Protest Violent

Head of police operations branch reveals external radical groups turned things violent, as Jerusalem gears up for protest.Ari Yashar, 5/4/2015, 11:42 AM

'Non-Violent Protest Left us Refugees in Our Own Land'

While condemning violence, Yamit and Gush Katif expelee says Ethiopian Jewish protest is unfortunately only way to implement change.Hezki Baruch, 5/4/2015, 9:27 AM

68 Hurt as Police Disperse Ethiopian Protest with Stun Grenades

Over 2,000 protesters blocked the entrance to Ayalon Highway in protest of police brutality against an Ethiopian soldier.Gil Ronen, 5/3/2015, 6:03 PM

Ethiopian Protests Move to Tel Aviv

Days after clashes erupted in Jerusalem during Ethiopian Jewish protests against racism, demonstrators plan march for Tel Aviv on Sunday.Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 11:01 AM

Clashes as Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality

After officer assaults Ethiopian soldier, 200 Ethiopian Jews block streets outside national police headquarters in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2015, 5:45 PM

Likud MK Calls to Revive, Complete Ethiopian Aliyah

6,000 Jews remain in Gondart and Addis, MK Avraham Nagosa says, and it is Israel's duty to bring them home.Benny Toker, 4/22/2015, 10:17 PM

'Choose Life Every Day' - Synagogue Dedicated for Fallen Soldier

Barkat joins Ethiopian Jews commemorating Moshe Malko in new Jerusalem synagogue; 'finding happiness in small things.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/24/2015, 7:44 PM

Thousands Of Ethiopian Falash Mura Likely to Get Visas

According to officials, there may be as many as 6,000 people still in Ethiopia who are relatives of families already in the country.Yaakov Levi, 10/29/2014, 9:22 PM

Anger at Petah Tikvah Rabbinate's Refusal to Marry Ethiopians

Zionist rabbis' group decried the refusal of city rabbis in Petah Tikvah to register members of the Ethiopian community for marriage.Yaakov Levi, 9/7/2014, 3:30 PM

Arutz Sheva Appeal: Help Yaffo's Ethiopian Jewish Community

Our Ethiopian Jewish brethren need our help - make this a truly special Pesach.Jonathan Boofti, 4/7/2014, 4:08 PM

Despite Claims, Official Insists Ethiopian Aliyah Continues

Ethiopian Jewish community leader notes that despite reports that Aliyah has ended, dozens still arrive every month.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 3/9/2014, 10:38 AM

Lapid: Mess With the Ethiopian MKs and You Mess With All of Us

Yesh Atid head criticizes and threatens Magen David Adom for refusing to let an Ethiopian MK from his party donate blood.Elad Benari, 12/12/2013, 2:44 AM

Petition: Remove MK Elazar Stern from Post to Stand Trial

Rabbis have filed a petition to remove HaTnua MK from Knesset post, stand trial for incitement despite parliamentary immunity.Tova Dvorin , 11/1/2013, 12:49 PM

Thousands Pray in Jerusalem on Jewish Ethiopian Holiday of Sigd

Every year more celebrate Sigd, a day of praying for redemption and an in-gathering of the exiles that dates back to Ezra and Nehemiah.Ben Bresky, 10/31/2013, 5:32 PM

MK Struk: MK Stern 'Spat' in Rabbi's Face

Bayit Yehudi MK defends Rabbi Dov Lior, reacts to incident in which a youth spat in the face of MK Stern.Gil Ronen, 10/27/2013, 4:53 PM

Ethiopian-Israeli Student Supports Rabbi Dov Lior

Ethiopian-Israeli sticks up for Rabbi Dov Lior following racism accusations. ‘I never felt a hint of mistreatment.’Maayana Miskin, 10/27/2013, 9:37 AM

MK Stern Slammed for ‘Racist’ Rabbi Claim

MK Elazar Stern slammed for condemning Rabbi Dov Lior for alleged racism. Rabbi Shmidt: he didn’t even check the facts.Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 9:40 AM

Man Sentenced to 4 Years for 'Hate Crimes' Against Ethiopians

A man from Haifa was convicted for threatening to kill Ethiopian residents and setting fires to their buildings.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/9/2013, 9:14 PM

Hundreds Land in ‘Final’ Ethiopian Aliyah

Thousands protest for more aliyah of "Falashmura" Ethiopians as"‘final" flight touches down; Yesh Atid MK is on their side.Maayana Miskin, 8/28/2013, 11:11 PM

New Chief Rabbi in Racism Scandal

Just days into his new job, Ethiopian-Israeli MK accuses Rabbi David Lau of racism, over comments made about African footballers.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 2:31 PM

Last Jews in Ethiopia Prepare for the Promised Land

Ethiopia may be the only country in the world where all of the Jews move en masse to Israel. The last of the “wanderers” on the way. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/27/2012, 8:13 AM

Photo Essay & Podcast: Thousands Celebrate Holiday of Sigd

Rabbi Yosef Hadane, the Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian Jewish community speaks about the holiday of Sigd after the ceremony in Jerusalem. Ben Bresky, 11/20/2012, 7:25 AM

Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

New Ethiopian immigrants, who have no family in the country, are suffering greatly from Hamas' ongoing rocket attacksDavid Lev, 11/19/2012, 10:11 PM

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Youth from Bnei Akiva’s HaShachar Project visit the pedestrian mall in Jerusalem and celebrate the Sigd holiday.Elad Benari, 11/14/2012, 5:15 AM

Citibank Israel Donates Backpacks to Ethiopian Students

The Tel Aviv branch of Citibank made the first day of school easier for Ethiopian-Israeli students by donating 200 backpacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2012, 4:42 AM

Each Ethiopian Jewish Soldier will have a Mentor

Personnel Branch is planning a project to help Ethiopian soldiers in their initial steps in IDF.Gil Ronen, 7/20/2012, 3:12 PM

Video: Ethiopian Olim Create Jewelry, Attend International Expo

JOVELLA, Israel’s international jewelry and diamond exhibition, featured an exhibition of jewelry designed by Ethiopian olim.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/10/2012, 7:38 AM

Ethiopian Aliyah Speeds Up; End in March 2014

The government has decided to increase the pace of aliyah from Ethiopia, with the goal of completing immigration within two years.Maayana Miskin, 7/8/2012, 7:37 PM

Ethiopian Protesters Unhappy with Gov't Plan

Cabinet decision to assist Ethiopian immigrants lacks substance, say protesters, citing police brutality.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2012, 9:46 PM

Prime Minister: Ethiopian Jews are Flesh of Our Flesh

PM: there will be no more schools in Israel in which most pupils are Ethiopian. Housing, labor aid for Ethiopian Jews approved.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2012, 7:36 PM

Israel Appoints First Ever Ethiopian Ambassador

Foreign Ministry announces that Ethiopian-born Beylanesh Zevadia will serve as Israel's ambassador to Ethiopia.Elad Benari, 2/29/2012, 12:12 AM