Sarah Aynor: Matriarch Of Ethiopian Youth – The Jewish Press

<!– Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); –> Printer-Ready Page Layout Sarah AynorPhoto Credit: Prof. Livian Bitton-Jackson I found it an amazing coincidence that Sarah Aynor’s death coincided with the Sigd Festival last week. The... Read more »

Ethiopian Lt. Colonel makes IDF history – Israel News – Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Once his promotion is approved by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Lt.- Col. Avraham Yitzhak will become the first colonel of Ethiopian descent in IDF history. Yitzhak, a physician who was born... Read more »

Israel moved volunteers out of Gondar amid ethnic violence : JPost.com

The Foreign Ministry and Jewish Agency moved a group of 23 Israeli youth volunteering in Gondar to the local airport on Wednesday, awaiting a decision whether the volatile ethnic tension there merited... Read more »

Netanyahu Must Honor Pledge to Return 9000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, Says Israeli MP – Newsweek

The sole Ethiopia-born member of Israel’s parliament has said he was left “disappointed” by Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Horn of Africa country, after the Israeli prime minister failed to solidify plans... Read more »

Protesters and Police clash at Ethiopian Israeli demo against police brutality

Around 1,000 protesters, most of them from Israel’s Ethiopian Jewish community, demonstrated in Jerusalem on Thursday against police violence. The demonstration continued into the evening, with violent clashes between protesters and police.... Read more »

Last stage of Ethiopian Immigration to Israel set to begin

JERUSALEM –  A charter flight of some 240 Ethiopian Jews that landed in Israel was described by the Israeli government as the launch of the final stage of mass immigration from Ethiopia.... Read more »

Israel appoints first Ethiopian-born ambassador to Ethiopia

Twenty-eight years after making aliya from Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia will return to her birthplace in the summer – this time as Israel’s ambassador. The Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee on Tuesday announced Zevadia’s... Read more »
Molat Araro (C), 26, an Israeli Jew of Ethiopian origin with his face painted black and white, walks with others on a highway in Latrun to Jerusalem as they protest against racism on January 17, 2012. Thousands of Israeli Ethiopian Jews will protest on January 18 against racism in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ethiopian-Israeli begins three-day march to protest racism

An Israeli of Ethiopian descent yesterday started a three-day protest march from his home in Kiryat Malakhi to the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem, where he will join other Ethiopian Israelis for... Read more »
Deputy Speaker of Israel's parliament, or Knesset, Shlomo Molla

Israeli Ethiopian Politician Tells Dramatic Personal Story

The newly elected deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, Shlomo Molla has been sharing his dramatic personal story during a U.S. visit. The Israeli politician was born in Ethiopia, and he... Read more »

Molla becomes first Ethiopian-Israeli deputy Knesset speaker

If both President Shimon Peres and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin were out of the country, Molla could serve as Israel’s president. MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima) was elected deputy Knesset speaker on Wednesday,... Read more »