Last week, Israelis for the first time saw a black lead character on a homegrown, primetime television show. “Nevsu,” a half-hour comedy, focuses on an Ethiopian man who is married to an Ashkenazi Jewish woman. Misunderstanding ensues. “There is definitely a lot of cultural confusion in the show,” Yosi Vasa, the star and…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions. The new Health Ministry rules will take effect on July 1, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing the Magen David Adom ambulance service. Blood donations from Ethiopian-born Israelis have been banned since 1977. The date of the new procedures was announced at the meeting…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Activists and politicians called for the firing of Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheich after he called it “natural” for police to be more suspicious of Ethiopian Israelis than of other Israelis. “Studies the world over, without exception, have shown that immigrants are invariably more involved in crime than others, and this should…
Why isn’t Israel welcoming the 9,000 Jews left behind in Ethiopia? To attribute this to racism is uncomfortable but unavoidable, Jane Eisner writes.
Wide-eyed superwomen mesh with history in a gorgeous new exhibition by an emerging Israeli-Ethiopian artist, currently on view in Harlem.
Ethiopian-Israelis registering for marriage licenses in the central Israeli city of Petach Tikvah reportedly are routinely rejected and forced to register elsewhere.
Israel has a local Ethiopian community that includes actors and writers. Instead of hiring them, the country’s media-makers prefer to feature white actors wearing blackface.
The Israeli police officer who was caught on camera beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier will not be charged.
Israeli police locked arms to push back hundreds of ethnic Ethiopian anti-racism protesters on Wednesday in Tel Aviv where many tried to block a major traffic artery.
The Israeli police officer who was fired for beating an Ethiopian-Israel soldier said he acted properly in his attempt to arrest and subdue the soldier, who had entered a closed-off area.