Netanyahu, President Rivlin Show Strong Support to Ethiopian Jews in Israel

At a ceremony Sunday commemorating Jewish Ethiopians who perished while making their journey o Israel‏. (photo credit:GIL YOCHANAN/POOL via jpost.com)

The Jerusalem Post

By HERB KEINON, GREER FAY CASHMAN

Calling the Ethiopian immigrants “flesh of our flesh, equal among equals,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that there is no place for racism and discrimination in Israeli society.

“We will fight with all our strength against those unacceptable phenomena,” he said of racism and discrimination at an annual ceremony at Mt. Herzl commemorating Ethiopian Jews who died while trying to make their way to Israel. “We will uproot this from our lives. We will turn it into something inferior, despicable.”

Netanyahu’s comments came just two weeks after protests by Ethiopian-Israelis against discrimination rocked the country.


Courtesy: Prime Minister’s Office – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin attend ceremony commemorating Ethiopian Jews who perished while making aliyah.

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