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Shas trying to woo Ethiopian voters

MK Moshe Abutbul meets with Ethiopian leaders in Karmiel, discussing their community's needs.

Shas trying to woo Ethiopian voters

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Belaynesh Zevadia remebers the holiday in Ethiopia: 'We went up the hill & prayed 'Next year in Jerusalem.' Now we're celebrating in Israel'

Understanding the Sigd Holiday of Ethiopian Jewry

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate officially recognizes Ethiopian Beta Israel community as Jewish

Israeli Chief Rabbinate accepts position of late Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that Ethiopian Beta Israel community are completely Jewish.

Chief Rabbinate officially recognizes Ethiopian Jews

This is what an Ethiopian wedding looks like

What are the differences between Ethiopian wedding customs and those of traditional Jewish law?

This is what an Ethiopian wedding looks like

IDF officer to pay Ethiopian soldier 18K shekels for racist slur

Former IDF officer discharged after he called an Ethiopian soldier a 'stinking negro' agrees to pay soldier 18,000 shekels.

IDF officer to pay Ethiopian soldier 18K shekels for racist slur

Flowers in memory of slain Ethiopian teen

Hundreds of young people gather across country to mark 30 days since shooting death of Solomon Tekah by off-duty police man,

Flowers in memory of slain Ethiopian teen

Officer involved in death of Ethiopian teen released

Charges against officer involved in shooting death of Ethiopian teen reduced, officer released from house arrest.

Officer involved in death of Ethiopian teen released

New evidence confirms officer's story in Ethiopian teen's death

Ballistics analysis proves off-duty police officer shot at the ground, not at Ethiopian teen, and that teen was killed by ricochet.

New evidence confirms officer's story in Ethiopian teen's death

Police gear up for new wave of Ethiopian protests

Family of slain Ethiopian teen vows to continue protests which brought much of Israel to a halt last week. Protests expected later this week

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Hamas trying to rekindle Ethiopian Israelis' protest

Hamas member says Israel never asked for the release of Ethiopian Israeli Avera Mengistu, who is being held in Gaza.

Hamas trying to rekindle Ethiopian Israelis' protest

Chief Rabbis meet with Ethiopian community leaders

Rabbis Yitzchak Yosef and David Lau call for restraint amid wave of violent protests across Israel following shooting of Ethiopian teen.

Chief Rabbis meet with Ethiopian community leaders

Barkat: New Israel Fund funding Ethiopian protests

Former Jerusalem mayor accuses NIF of 'fanning the flames' of violent protests over the last 24 hours.

Barkat: New Israel Fund funding Ethiopian protests

Police disperse Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators by force

Violent confrontations erupt between police forces and demonstrators. Police use crowd dispersal measures.

Police disperse Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators by forceplayer

Watch: Ethiopian community protest takes violent turn

Demonstrators throw stones, bottles and other objects at police, and burn garbage cans. Police are operating at the scene.

Watch: Ethiopian community protest takes violent turnplayer

Ethiopians protest police violence in Tel Aviv

Protesters brandish signs saying police are 'murdering' members of the Ethiopian community, following shooting death of Ethiopian man.

Ethiopians protest police violence in Tel Aviv

Government anti-racism unit head to act against racist rabbis

Appeal made after increasing reports of racism against Ethiopian Jews and their status as Jews being called into question.

Government anti-racism unit head to act against racist rabbis

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish teenager whose father, siblings live in Israel, had been initially required to leave country after annual Bible quiz.

Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

Ethiopian Jewish Bible Quiz contestant won't be forced to leave

Representative of Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel's Bible Quiz granted residency status, after initially asked to leave country.

Ethiopian Jewish Bible Quiz contestant won't be forced to leave

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Ethiopians will be able to donate blood without restrictions

Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions.

Ethiopians will be able to donate blood without restrictions

First Ethiopian-born IDF Colonel

Avraham Yitzhak came to Israel at age 19. Being a medical physician, Yitzhak will serve as Chief Medical Officer of the southern command.

First Ethiopian-born IDF Colonelplayer

Alshich's son: My father isn't fazed by the media

Eitan Alshich, son of Police Chief Roni Alshich, claims 'anarchists are exploiting Ethiopian community for political reasons.'

Police Chief's son: My father isn't fazed by the media

Why does the media hate the police commissioner?

Speaking with Arutz Sheva, police officials explain the media storm around Alshich's Ethiopia comments yesterday.

Why does the media hate the police commissioner?player

First Ethiopian Israelis apply for the bench

Adnako Chaimovitch and Esther Tapato could become first Israeli judges of Ethiopian descent.

First Ethiopian Israelis apply for the bench

Court: Gov discriminated against Ethiopian rabbis

Be'er Sheva court orders government to compensate Ethiopian rabbis and keisim for extended wage discrimination.

Ethiopian rabbis to be compensated for wage discrimination

Rabbi Hadane: I don't need position to do my work

Rabbi Yosef Hadane, Chief Rabbi of Ethiopian community, responds to his firing.

Rabbi Hadane: I don't need the position to do my work

Ethiopian Chief Rabbi dismissed from office

Despite many cases in which the Ministry of Religious Services extends a term past retirement age, they quickly terminated Rabbi Hadane.

Ethiopian Chief Rabbi dismissed from office

Two dead in Petach Tikva, murder-suicide suspected

Two men were found dead from gunshot wounds in Petach Tikva, police suspect the incident was a murder-suicide.

Two dead in Petach Tikva, murder-suicide suspected

Torah scroll donated in memory of Shira Banki

A recently restored and mended 150-year-old Torah scroll will enter an Ethiopian synagogue in the Katmonim neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Torah scroll donated in memory of Shira Banki

Ethiopian Tasered by Police Sparks Protests Anew

Israel's Ethiopian community will renew protests against police brutality outside national police headquarters in Jerusalem on Monday.

Ethiopian Tasered by Police Sparks Protests Anew

Activists: IDF Just Let Mengistu Slip into Gaza

Sources in the Ethiopian community charge that racism played a major role in abduction of Avraham Mengistu and subsequent media silence.

Ethiopian Activists: IDF Just Let Mengistu Slip into Gaza

17 Arrested at Ethiopian-Israeli Protest

Ethiopian Israelis protest despite agreement reached with the Israel Police; hundreds of officers deployed to keep calm.

17 Arrested as Hundreds Attend Ethiopian-Israeli Protest

Police, Ethiopian Israelis Reach Agreement

Hours before mass protest due to begin, the Israel Police pledges transparency over police violence, sensitivity to the Ethiopian community.

Police, Ethiopian Israelis Reach Agreement on Reforms

Police on Alert for Violent Demo in Tel Aviv

Organizers allegedly called to 'make sure it gets out of hand' on social media; Tel Aviv police: the intelligence we have is alarming.

Police on Alert for Violent Ethiopian Demonstration in Tel Aviv

PM Vows to Fix Discrimination Against Ethiopians

PM: 'The idea that we would discriminate against people because of the color of their skin [...] this is infuriating and we will fix it.'

Netanyahu Vows to Fix Discrimination Against Ethiopians

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Get Diplomas

Hebrew University study blames poor immigration absorption, 'feeling of discrimination' for students falling through the cracks.

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Finish Matriculation Exams

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.

Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism

Ethiopian MK Calls for Inquiry into Racism

MK Avraham Nagosa explains that, unlike the Russian community, the Ethiopian sector has little representation - and that must change.

Ethiopian MK Calls for Inquiry into Racism in Israel

Jerusalem 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 Soldierplayer

Ethiopian Immigrants Plant Roots in Israel

Connecting on a whole new level: new Ethiopian immigrants, Jewish Agency participate in tree-planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat.

Ethiopian Immigrants Plant Roots in Israel