Ethiopian MK accuses PM of harming rights of immigrants

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 18, 2010 21:47

Kadima MK Shlomo Molla, who emigrated from Ethiopia, accused Prime Minister Binyam Netanyahu on Monday of zigzagging and harming rights of immigrants to the country that he said were guaranteed by the declaration of independence.

"The prime minister should start acting like a leader and stop dragging after the demagoguery of Lieberman," Molla said.

Molla was responding to Netanyahu's decision to direct Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman Monday night to prepare a bill obliging all people seeking Israeli citizenship, including Jewish immigrants coming into Israel under the Law of Return, to pledge allegiance to Israel as a "Jewish, democratic state."


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