Ethiopian protest Kiryat Malachi 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
immigration representatives in the Knesset should be grateful for what
the state has done for them, said Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa
Landver (Israel Beiteinu) Wednesday.
Landver's comment came
during an emergency meeting held by the Knesset Committee for
Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs to discuss the issue of
discrimination against the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Kiryat
but you are the most racist.
You signed a (racist) document.
- It's a lie, it's a lie.
We are welcoming to Ethiopians, do you want to buy an apartment right now?
You must accept everyone, we are all Jews.Use your head!
No one here knew about the pledge, no one.
Maybe it was the council, we don't know who signed it.
But they (Ethiopians) are amazing people.
The man's face (on the news report) was blurry,he could have been from anywhere.
[Reporter:] So you are saying it never happened in this building?
I'm not saying it didn't happen, I'm just saying I don't know who did it.
hundreds of members of the Ethiopian community took to the streets of
Kiryat Malachi to protest blatant racist behavior publicized recently on
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uproar followed a Channel 2 news report that residents of a certain
neighborhood in Kiryat Malachi had signed an agreement that no one would
sell or rent property to Ethiopian-Israelis.
Kadima MK Shlomo Molla called on Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to open a criminal investigation into the claims of racism in Kiryat Malachi.