Halting discrimination

Combating the debilitating effects of Ethiopian ghettos is the first order of business.

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January 19, 2012 22:48
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Ethiopian protests at Knesset

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.

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