Ethiopians call on US Jews to fight racism in Israel

20.01.2012                      25.Tewet. 5772

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Ethiopians call on US Jews to fight racism in Israel

"American Jews have the power to put pressure on gov't here, help us to change situation,” social equality organization head says.

After two mass anti-racism rallies, a hearing in the Knesset and an intensive media-awareness campaign, young Ethiopian-Israelis are turning their focus to Diaspora Jews in the hope that those who helped facilitate their aliya will now also help in the fight against racism here.
“We believe that American Jews have the power to put pressure on the government here and help us to change the situation,” Gadi Yevarkan, director of the Center for Social Equality for the Ethiopian Jews, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday….