Ethiopian Jews

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African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

Bishop Plummer, an African American missionary, admits that he and his wife are deliberately targeting Ethiopian Jews because they're black.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2020 14:28
Watch: 119 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Watch: 119 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

119 Ethiopian Jews fulfilled their dream of immigrating to Israel on Jerusalem Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 20:16
Memorial ceremony for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel

Memorial ceremony for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel

President Rivlin, PM Netanyahu deliver remarks at the official memorial ceremony for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 17:51
Sister of slain Ethiopian arrives in Israel

Sister of slain Ethiopian arrives in Israel

Sister of Solomon Tekah, who was killed by an off-duty police officer in Haifa, arrives in Israel thanks to efforts of Minister Uri Ariel.Ben Ariel, 07/10/2019 03:10
Last Jews from South Sudan arrive in Israel

Last Jews from South Sudan arrive in Israel

Family torn apart during Operation Moses reunites decades later in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2019 13:00
Film about rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan comes to Netflix

Film about rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan comes to Netflix

Chris Evans stars in 'The Red Sea Diving Resort,' about Mossad agents who set up fake resort as front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel.Emily Burack, JTA, 17/07/2019 21:27
Are the 'Ethiopian protests' really led by Ethiopians?

Are the 'Ethiopian protests' really led by Ethiopians?

Far-left and Arab activists spotted participating in and in some cases leading the riots sparked by death of Ethiopian teenager.David Rosenberg, 03/07/2019 13:03
Israel gears up for new wave of protests

Israel gears up for new wave of protests

Protests by members of Ethiopian community planned across Israel beginning Wednesday afternoon, including road-blocking demonstrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 11:56
Blocked by protesters, out of food and without baby's medicine

Blocked by protesters, out of food and without baby's medicine

Beit Shemesh family stuck in traffic during Ethiopian community protests calls for help to get medication for baby with heart condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 11:35
83 injured as Ethiopian protesters riot across Israel

83 injured as Ethiopian protesters riot across Israel

Dozens of police officers injured, along with protesters, passersby, and a fireman. Stones thrown, cars set on fire, and roads blocked.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 08:12
Israel marks Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day

Israel marks Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day

President, PM address memorial ceremony on Mt. Herzl for Ethiopian Jews who perished while attempting to make it to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2019 14:27
Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

New film recounts secret Mossad operation to rescue Ethiopian Jews via secret outpost on Sudanese coast.Clothilde Mraffko, AFP, 25/09/2018 07:33
'We will bring another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel'

'We will bring another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel'

PM convenes Ministerial Committee on the Advancement and Integration of Israeli Citizens of Ethiopian Origin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2018 17:57
Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

American Jewish diplomat behind stunning 1984 airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel passes away at age 82.JTA, 27/08/2018 15:49
Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi blasts decision by prominent haredi court to ban Ethiopian Jews from wine production.David Rosenberg, 26/06/2018 09:10
Deri gives Ethiopian Jew, Bible Quiz contestant Israeli ID card

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.David Rosenberg, 16/04/2018 12:04
Ethiopian Jewish Bible Quiz contestant won't be forced to leave

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.David Rosenberg, 15/04/2018 19:14
Waiting to come to Israel, Ethiopians prepare for Pesach

Waiting to come to Israel, Ethiopians prepare for Pesach

Remaining Ethiopians waiting to immigrate to Israel prepare for Passover.JTA, 29/03/2018 11:47
Funding of Ethiopian aliyah left out of state budget?

Funding of Ethiopian aliyah left out of state budget?

Chairman of Absorption Committee wonders why government decision to bring remaining Jews in Ethiopia to Israel not included in budget.Benny Tocker, 06/03/2018 09:48
Uri Lubrani, former Israeli ambassador to Iran, dead at 91

Uri Lubrani, former Israeli ambassador to Iran, dead at 91

Veteran Israeli diplomat helped coordinate 'Operation Solomon' which brought Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1990, advised Defense Ministry.David Rosenberg, 05/03/2018 12:31
Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Prime Minister: 'This arrangement should have been implemented a long time ago, and I am pleased that we have the opportunity to do so now.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2018 16:45
Chief Rabbi Lau meets with Ethiopian rabbis

Chief Rabbi Lau meets with Ethiopian rabbis

Chief Rabbi Lau met with Ethiopian rabbis in the wake of racial slurs cast against members of the Ethiopian community,Yoel Domb, 22/12/2016 17:14
Ethiopian MK: Police Chief's comments harm us

Ethiopian MK: Police Chief's comments harm us

'The Police Chief called me to explain his comments; I told him he should apologize and put an end to the story.'Ido Ben Porat, 31/08/2016 16:03
MK: Prosecute all of the racists

MK: Prosecute all of the racists

'Ethiopian women need not apply' in wanted ad stirs controversy, with Likud MK calling for criminal investigation into company.Benny Toker, 10/08/2016 19:21
Ethiopian Kessim call to end Christian Aliyah

Ethiopian Kessim call to end Christian Aliyah

Ethiopian Jewish spiritual leaders urge Netanyahu to let them oversee immigration of Falash Mura, warning missionaries are being allowed in.Shimon Cohen, 26/05/2016 17:25
Housing benefits for new immigrants? Not so fast

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, 01/05/2016 18:35
'Asleep at the wheel' on Falash Mura aliyah

'Asleep at the wheel' on Falash Mura aliyah

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, 11/04/2016 17:19
'An historic achievement uniting nation of Israel'

'An historic achievement uniting nation of Israel'

Likud MKs Neguise and Amsalem, who waged protest to have PM uphold resolution on Ethiopian aliyah, hail 'historic justice.'Hezki Baruch, 07/04/2016 21:38
Crisis averted: 1,300 Ethiopian Jews coming home

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, 07/04/2016 20:34
Netanyahu's Likud feud caught on tape

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, 23/03/2016 11:27
Ethiopian Jews protest cancellation of mass Aliyah

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, 20/03/2016 18:50
'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts'

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts'

ITIM chairman accuses Ministry of Religion of systematic discrimination against Ethipions, converts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2016 02:46
The 'secret Jews' of Ethiopia are reemerging

The 'secret Jews' of Ethiopia are reemerging

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, 20/12/2015 15:40
Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd redemption holiday

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 18:09
Report: Officials Made Ethiopians Pay for Aliyah

Report: Officials Made Ethiopians Pay for Aliyah

Ethiopians in Israel allege government officials forced them to pay to speed up process of bringing relatives to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 26/08/2015 18:53
Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to Make Aliyah

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to Make Aliyah

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom vows to take immediate steps to bring 500 soldiers' families to Israel, complete Ethiopian Aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2015 16:05
Probe into Beating of Ethiopian Soldier Closed

Probe into Beating of Ethiopian Soldier Closed

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, 14/06/2015 22:17
Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Get Diplomas

Ethiopian Israelis Less Likely to Get Diplomas

Hebrew University study blames poor immigration absorption, 'feeling of discrimination' for students falling through the cracks.Tova Dvorin, 27/05/2015 16:11
24 Years Since Airlift of 14,500 Ethiopian Jews

24 Years Since Airlift of 14,500 Ethiopian Jews

IDF remembers Operation Solomon, largest aerial mission to return Jews to Israel, which got Ethiopian Jews out of harm's way.Ari Yashar, 25/05/2015 13:12
Again: Police Lose Hold on Protest in Tel Aviv

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, 18/05/2015 22:38
Elkin: Rethink How We View Ethiopian Aliyah

Elkin: 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, 17/05/2015 10:05
Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian Soldier Fired

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, 13/05/2015 20:12
Israelis Asked 'Are Ethiopians Jews?'

Israelis Asked 'Are Ethiopians Jews?'

2014 video poll, conducted prior to recent riots, shows interesting perspective on how Israelis view the Ethiopian-Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2015 19:25
Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Ethiopian community expected to rally once again Sunday night; riot dispersal means being prepared.Tova Dvorin, 10/05/2015 11:44
Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Non-Jews 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, 07/05/2015 17:53
Kerry 'Confident' Israel Will Probe Violence

Kerry 'Confident' Israel Will Probe Violence

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, 04/05/2015 19:43
Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism

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, 04/05/2015 17:44
Edelstein: We Are On the Brink of Civil War

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, 04/05/2015 17:27
Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests

Only by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.Tova Dvorin, 04/05/2015 16:29
PM Meets with Ethiopian Soldier Assaulted by Cop

PM Meets with Ethiopian Soldier Assaulted by Cop

'I was shocked - things will change,' Netanyahu promises Damas Pakada, who was beaten by a police officer while in IDF uniform.Ari Yashar, 04/05/2015 14:10
Ethiopians, Police: NIF Fanning Violence

Ethiopians, Police: NIF Fanning Violence

Ethiopian Jewish protester says external organizations stirring up violence, while police commander names New Israel Fund-connected groups.Ari Yashar, 04/05/2015 13:35
Police: Non-Ethiopian Groups Radicalized Protest

Police: Non-Ethiopian Groups Radicalized Protest

Head of police operations branch reveals external radical groups turned things violent, as Jerusalem gears up for protest.Ari Yashar, 04/05/2015 11:42
'Moderate Protest Left us Refugees in Our Land'

'Moderate Protest Left us Refugees in Our Land'

While condemning violence, Yamit and Gush Katif expelee says Ethiopian Jewish protest is unfortunately only way to implement change.Hezki Baruch, 04/05/2015 09:27
68 Hurt as Police Disperse Ethiopian Protest

68 Hurt as Police Disperse Ethiopian Protest

Over 2,000 protesters blocked the entrance to Ayalon Highway in protest of police brutality against an Ethiopian soldier.Gil Ronen, 03/05/2015 18:03
Ethiopian Protests Move to Tel Aviv

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, 03/05/2015 11:01
Clashes as Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality

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, 30/04/2015 17:45
Likud MK Calls to Complete Ethiopian Aliyah

Likud MK Calls to 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, 22/04/2015 22:17