Ethiopians celebrate holiday of Sigd 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis gathered on the Haas Promenade in the
capital's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate Sigd,
which has been observed for centuries to pray for the community's return
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Although Sigd has been celebrated for more than
20 years in the capital, this was the fourth year it was recognized as a
The only lawmaker of Ethiopian descent
said on Wednesday minority
groups must unite against the government’s draconian measures and
promote social justice for all.
Speaking on the eve of Sigd, MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima)
recent government “attacks” on the judiciary, media and especially NGOs
could have a significant impact on the country’s minority populations.