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The Plight Of Ethiopian Jews In Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - The story of the immigration and absorption of Ethiopian Jews in Israel epitomises the best and the worst of Israeli society. True to its Zionist dream of being a haven for Jews, the Jewish state embarked on risky and expensive rescue operations in the 1980s and 1990s. These brought tens of thousands of Jews from remote parts of Ethiopia, who had suffered from religious persecution, famine and civil wars.

Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Israeli Hate Crime

AFRICANGLOBE - Late last week, two Ethiopian Jewish men – one of whom is elderly – were savagely attacked at gunpoint near the central bus station in Petah Tikva, Israel. A 74-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack, including a fractured skull, and is reportedly still hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital in the city.