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WATCH: Ethiopian-Israelis take struggle to the corridors of power

Two years have passed since Ethiopian-Israelis took the streets to protest police brutality and widespread inequality. Now they are bringing their struggle to the Knesset, which recently marked a ‘Day for Equality for Ethiopian Immigrants.’ Members of Knesset, government officials, and social activists joined together to discuss discrimination in housing, budget allocation, higher education, and more. But will be enough to bring about the necessary change?

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    1. Bruce Gould

      “How I Stopped Being A Jew” by Shlomo Sand, pager 98: “I am aware of living in one of the most racist societies in the Western world. Racism is certainly present to some degree everywhere, but in Israel it exists deep within the spirit of the laws. It is taught in schools and colleges, spread in the media, and above all and most dreadful, in Israel the racists do not know what they are doing and, because of this, feel in no way obliged to apologize. This absence of a need for self justification has made Israel a particularly prized reference point for many movements of the far right throughout the world, movements whose past history of anti semitism is only too well known.”

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