Breaking glass

The appointment of Israel’s first Ethiopian and FSU judges sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for immigrants in civil service.

February 16, 2017 15:05

Gavel [Illustrative]. (photo credit: INIMAGE)

TWO ISRAELI women from Ethiopia and one man out of Israel’s nearly 1 million Former Soviet Union immigrants were sworn in as judges by President Reuven Rivlin in December, marking a first in the country’s history.

“They have broken the glass ceiling so others can follow suit,” Aliya and Immigration Minister Sofa Landver tells The Jerusalem Report, referring to Adenko Sabhat Haimovich, Esther Gardi and Felix Gorodestsky.


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