Ethiopian protests at Knesset 311.
(photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)
In the six decades since its founding, the State of Israel has prided itself on
the successful integration of diverse populations from around the globe. The
nearly insurmountable endeavor of bringing together immigrants from such
radically different cultural backgrounds was given direction and purpose by the
knowledge that all were members of a single Jewish people bound by a shared
fate.The “ingathering of the exiles” foreseen by the prophets seemed to
be unfolding after nearly two millennia of yearning.