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Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

(GIN)–A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash May 3 between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv. Thousands took part in the Sunday protest over the incident including many non-Ethiopian […]

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Exploring the African Roots of Judaism

Exploring the African Roots of Judaism

| September 18, 2013

On Aug. 28, two aircraft touched down at the Israeli airport in Tel Aviv carrying 450 Ethiopian Jews—the last of an official government operation, which began as early as 1979, to bring these compatriots (also known as Beta Israel which in Hebrew means “the house of Israel”) to Israel.

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