A new party representing Jewish-Ethiopian immigrants has officially entered the race for the upcoming national elections in April. The new party is called Kol Yisrael Achim - Leshivion Hevrati -- "All Israel are Brothers - Social Equality." The party is headed by former Member of Knesset Alali Adamso, a veteran of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Adamso immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1983 and earned degrees in Economics and Political Science and Public Policy at Tel Aviv University before serving as an MK with Likud from 2012-2013.
The other party head is Michael Corinaldi, a professor at the University of Haifa and Bar-Ilan University, who was an advocate in the late 1970s and early 1980s for bringing the Jewish community of Ethiopia to Israel. Prof. Corinaldi is the author of Jewish Identity: The Case of Ethiopian Jewry
Current MKs of Ethiopian origin include Avraham Neguise of Likud and Pnina Tamano-Shata of Yesh Atid.