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Why African Countries Are Divided Over Israel’s AU Observer Bid

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel’s desire to become an African Union observer state and expand its diplomatic involvement in Africa is fraught with many obstacles. Even though Israel was an observer state in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) until its dissolution in 2002, eleven African countries still do not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Israel’s support for some African dictators, and alleged arms exports to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide have ensured that anti-Israel sentiments remain widespread amongst Africa’s political elites.

Israel’s Police Chief: It’s ‘Natural’ To Suspect Ethiopian Jews To Be...

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich on Tuesday drew widespread condemnation after he appeared to say that it was “natural” for law-enforcement officers to be more suspicious of Ethiopian Israelis than of other citizens.

Ethiopian Jews Arrested For Protesting Racism In Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - A number of Ethiopian Jews were placed under arrest Sunday evening after police said that they had "disrupted the public order" during a protest held in Tel Aviv. Israel Police said in a statement that the demonstrators were detained after they began blocking the entrance to the South Ayalon Highway, preventing the flow of traffic to vehicles.

Racism In Israel And Beyond

AFRICANGLOBE - The riot of Ethiopian Jews in Israel who were protesting against racism is a sad reflection on Israeli society. It must not be exaggerated, but it should come as no surprise. There has always been a disconnect between the ideals of Israel’s state institutions and the petty prejudice and fighting against and between its minority communities.

First Black Miss Israel: “I’m Not Ashamed To Say There Is...

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel’s Ethiopian community in particular has often complained that they have been the target of racist Israeli government policies. Long-standing rumors that Ethiopian women were being sterilized without consent were confirmed in 2013, when Israel’s health ministry admitted that doctors were injecting Ethiopian Jewish female immigrants to Israel with the contraceptive Depo-Provera