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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.

Edelstein: We Are On the Brink of Civil War

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.

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests, Return Calm

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.

Netanyahu Meets with Ethiopian Soldier Assaulted by Police

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.

Ethiopians, Police: NIF-Linked Orgs Fanning Protest Violence

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.

Police Official Says Non-Ethiopian Groups Turned Protest Violent

Arutz Sheva interview

'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.

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

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.

68 Hurt as Police Disperse Ethiopian Protest with Stun Grenades

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.

Ethiopian Protests Move to Tel Aviv

Clashes as Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality

After officer assaults Ethiopian soldier, 200 Ethiopian Jews block streets outside national police headquarters in Jerusalem.

Clashes as Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality

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.

Likud MK Calls to Revive, Complete Ethiopian Aliyah

Arutz Sheva exclusive

'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.'

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

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.

Thousands Of Ethiopian Falash Mura Likely to Get Visas

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.

Anger at Petah Tikvah Rabbinate's Refusal to Marry Ethiopians

Arutz Sheva Appeal: Help Yaffo's Ethiopian Jewish Community

Our Ethiopian Jewish brethren need our help - make this a truly special Pesach.

Arutz Sheva Appeal: Help Yaffo's Ethiopian Jewish Community

Despite Claims, Official Insists Ethiopian Aliyah Continues

Ethiopian Jewish community leader notes that despite reports that Aliyah has ended, dozens still arrive every month.

Despite Claims, Official Insists Ethiopian Aliyah Continues

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.

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

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.

Petition: Remove MK Elazar Stern from Post to Stand Trial

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.

Thousands Pray in Jerusalem on Jewish Ethiopian Holiday of Sigd

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.

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

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.’

Ethiopian-Israeli Student Supports Rabbi Dov Lior

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.

MK Stern Slammed for ‘Racist’ Rabbi Claim

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.

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

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.

Hundreds Land in ‘Final’ Ethiopian Aliyah

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.

New Chief Rabbi in Racism Scandal

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.

Last Jews in Ethiopia Prepare for the Promised Land

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.

Photo Essay & Podcast: Thousands Celebrate Holiday of Sigd

Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

New Ethiopian immigrants, who have no family in the country, are suffering greatly from Hamas' ongoing rocket attacks

Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

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.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

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.

Citibank Israel Donates Backpacks to Ethiopian Students

Each Ethiopian Jewish Soldier will have a Mentor

Personnel Branch is planning a project to help Ethiopian soldiers in their initial steps in IDF.

Each Ethiopian Jewish Soldier will have a Mentor

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.

Video: Ethiopian Olim Create Jewelry, Attend International Expo

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.

Ethiopian Aliyah Speeds Up; End in March 2014

Ethiopian Protesters Unhappy with Gov't Plan

Cabinet decision to assist Ethiopian immigrants lacks substance, say protesters, citing police brutality.

Ethiopian Protesters Unhappy with Gov't Plan

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.

Prime Minister: Ethiopian Jews are Flesh of Our Flesh

Israel Appoints First Ever Ethiopian Ambassador

Foreign Ministry announces that Ethiopian-born Beylanesh Zevadia will serve as Israel's ambassador to Ethiopia.

Israel Appoints First Ever Ethiopian Ambassador

Knesset Preparing 'Corrective Discrimination' of Ethiopians

Knesset's Aliyah and Absorption Committee visits Ethiopians in Kiryat Malachi, sees racism and success stories.

Knesset Preparing 'Corrective Discrimination' of Ethiopians

Ethiopians Protest Discrimination in Jerusalem

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews and their supporters rallied Wednesday against discrimination and racism at a protest across from the Knesset.

Ethiopians Protest Discrimination in Jerusalem

Kiryat Malachi - a City of Absorption, not of Racism

Despite reports of discrimination against Ethiopians in Kiryat Malachi, its Torah core group shows the opposite is true.

Kiryat Malachi - a City of Absorption, not of Racism

Peres: Israel Should Thank Ethiopians for Coming Here

It's not Ethiopian immigrants who should thank Israel for rescuing them - Israel should thank them for coming, Shimon Peres said.

Peres: Israel Should Thank Ethiopians for Coming Here

Ethiopian Leader: Embrace the Ethiopian Community

Avraham Negosa, a leader of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel: It's hard for Ethiopians to adapt to life in Israel. They should be embraced.

Ethiopian Leader: Embrace the Ethiopian Community

The Sigd: A Traditional Ethiopian Holiday 'Comes Home' to Israel

Thursday marks the holiday of Sigd, a traditional holiday celebrated by the Ethiopian Jewish community, with prayers, fasting and feasting.

The Sigd: A Traditional Ethiopian Holiday 'Comes Home' to Israel

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian youth will hit Jerusalem's pedestrian mall and celebrate the traditional Sigd holiday with passersby.

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Celebrating 20 Years of Ethiopian Aliyah

A ceremony Thursday marked 20 years since Operation Solomon. Arutz Sheva spoke to a young woman born on the plane to Israel.

Celebrating 20 Years of Ethiopian Aliyah

Rivlin: Begin Ended Israel's Injustice to Ethiopian Jewry

Knesset Speaker at event marking 20 years since Operation Solomon: "The Zionism of Ethiopian Jews began long before Operation Solomon."

Rivlin: Begin Ended Israel's Injustice to Ethiopian Jewry

Jerusalem Day is Remembrance Day for Ethiopian Jewry

The first Ethiopian Jews to reach Israel in the 1980's crossed to Sudan by foot to escape from Ethiopia. Thousands died and are remembered today.

Jerusalem Day is Remembrance Day for Ethiopian Jewry

80 Ethiopian Jews Arrested at Protest in Addis Ababa

80 Ethiopian Jews arrested during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, where they demanded Israeli citizenship.

80 Ethiopian Jews Arrested at Protest in Addis Ababa

New Equal Opportunity Law for Ethiopians

The Knesset has passed a law requiring government agencies and private firms to guarantee a”reasonable amount” of job openings for Ethiopians.

New Equal Opportunity Law for Ethiopians

IDF Boosts Integration for Ethiopian-Israeli Soldiers

Study finds the IDF's Amir course for Ethiopian-born soldiers increases motivation to join elite units.

IDF Boosts Integration for Ethiopian-Israeli Soldiers

Aliyah from Ethiopia Back after Delay

Immigration from Ethiopia resumes after a delay caused by chicken pox. More than 330 to arrive on midnight flights.

Aliyah from Ethiopia Back after Delay

30 New Civil Service Positions for Ethiopian Community

Cabinet seeks to improve proportion of Ethiopian Jewish academics in the civil service, with 30 new positions in the year 2011.

30 New Civil Service Positions for Ethiopian Community

Falash Mura on Their Way to Israel

Gov't decides to allow the eligible members of the nearly-8,000 strong Falash Mura tribe in Ethiopia to immigrate to Israel over four years.

Falash Mura on Their Way to Israel

Government Votes to Begin Final Ethiopian Aliyah

The government has voted to begin a final mass aliyah from Ethiopia, after which immigration from the country will end.

Government Votes to Begin Final Ethiopian Aliyah

Photo Essay: Ethiopian Jewry: Emblem of Jewish Continuity

'Nothing proves Jewish eternity like Ethiopian Jewry,' says Rabbi Druckman as Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd holiday. INN was there.

Photo Essay: Ethiopian Jewry: Emblem of Jewish Continuity

Ethiopian Community Begins Sigd Celebrations

Sigd celebrations kick off in residence of President Shimon Peres.

Ethiopian Community Begins Sigd Celebrations

Jerusalem Day is Day of Remembrance for Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem Day is a Day of Remembrance in the Ethiopian Jewish community, for the thousands who didn't manage to complete the trek to the holy land.

Jerusalem Day is Day of Remembrance for Ethiopian Jews

Ethiopian Olim Knock on Computer Industry's Door

Eighteen young olim (new immigrants) from Ethiopia have completed a first-of-its-kind computer systems training course.

Ethiopian Olim Knock on Computer Industry's Door

'Sample Seder' for New Olim

Hundreds of new immigrants from Ethiopia are hosted for a sample Passover seder, their first ever.

'Sample Seder' for New Olim

Hundreds Demand Falash Mura Immigration

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews demonstrated outside the PM's office, demanding: "Bring to Israel the 20,000 Falash Mura stuck in Ethiopian camps."

Hundreds Demand Falash Mura Immigration

Sigd Ethiopian Festivities at Petach Tikvah School

The Sigd holiday of Ethiopian Jews was held 3 days early in Petach Tikva when the Education Minister attended celebrations at a school there.

Sigd Ethiopian Festivities at Petach Tikvah School

Poll Shows Anti-Hareidi Bias in the Workplace

A study shows that employers in several “elite” fields are biased against hareidi-religious, Ethiopians, Arabs.

Poll Shows Anti-Hareidi Bias in the Workplace