Gov't, Ethiopian community differ on how to solve problems

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 13, 2012 14:31




Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was expected on Sunday to submit a plan to improve conditions for the Ethiopian community for cabinet approval.

But leaders of the Ethiopian community have rejected the plan as being a token fix to a massive problem. Community representatives said that the plan is a fig leaf to cover up that the government has no intention of seeking serious fixes to the community's problem.

One of the biggest objections of the community leaders was that the final proposal was made without consulting them.

At an earlier stage, the Ethiopian community was consulted and its leaders offered significant changes to the government's proposed plan. According to the community, the government ignored the community's proposed changes.

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