Israel’s newly-appointed Religious Services Minister said he would void the marriage authority of municipal rabbinates if they are found to be discriminating against Ethiopian Jews.
Ethiopian-Israelis began protesting against racism and police brutality on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv.
Israel has erred in its treatment of Ethiopian immigrants, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a state ceremony in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel.
Ethiopian-Israeli activists called for a police officer caught on camera beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier to be put on trial.
Ethiopian-Israelis have set new protests against police brutality with the theme “No to violence, yes to dialogue.”
As Ethiopian-Israeli protesters faced truncheons, stun grenades and water cannons, some wondered: How could such violence reach all the way into the Tel Aviv bubble? But Seth Frantzman says the real question is: How could it not?
Israeli mounted police charged hundreds of Ethiopian-Israeli citizens and fired stun grenades on Saturday to try to clear one of the most violent protests in memory in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Major roads in central Tel Aviv were blocked off by at least 1,000 Ethiopian demonstrators and their supporters protesting police brutality against Ethiopian Israelis.