Why Ethiopian Jews Are Protesting in Israel

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Violent clashes between Ethiopian Jews and Israeli police broke out in May 2015. Here’s a look at what sparked the massive protest.

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The tribulations of being an Ethiopian Jew
“An estimated 125,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, but while they are supposed to be full citizens with equal rights, their community has continued to face widespread discrimination and socio-economic difficulties, according to its leaders.”

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“Israel on Monday pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a series of angry protests over police brutality”

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“That operation brought most of the Ethiopians who had continually practiced Judaism to Israel. But it left behind thousands of Ethiopians with Jewish roots, but who had converted to Christianity. Whether to let them immigrate to Israel sparked a huge debate.”

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