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Audio: Israeli Ethiopian Employment - More Examples Of A Caring Society

Interview about a philanthropic program that helps Jewish Ethiopian immigrants to Israel find employment
7/22/2012, 7:24 PM

A7 Radio's "Walter's World" with Walter Bingham
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My recent programmes concentrated on presenting the caring side of - and for our citizens and how Israeli society looks after those of our citizens who need help.  Today I conclude this theme by showing two more, but quite different examples.
Employment for our Ethiopian citizens often presents some difficulties.   It is in my view, not as claimed a case of discrimination by our society, but rather a culturally based problem emanating from the lifestyle of their society in Ethiopia. To deal with that would fill a separate programme, suffice to say that their next generation will be fully integrated and not distinguishable from the rest of us. 

The philanthropy of Orna and Isaac Levy goes some way to help some of those new immigrants to integrate into Israeli society.
The second example is how Diaspora Jewry can get involved in showing Israeli children at risk or from dysfunctional or economically disadvantaged families, that there is more to life than the street. Yeshiva University of New York leads the way that others could follow.

Photos courtesy of Yvel.

Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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