Kiryat Malachi man hopes to become nation’s first Ethiopian-born mayor

17.10.2013                      13.Cheschwan.5774

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Kiryat Malachi man hopes to become nation’s first Ethiopian-born mayor

Awake Mengistu says racism must first be fought locally, vows to move city past history of discrimination against Ethiopians.

Awake Mengistu will make history next Tuesday if he is voted mayor of Kiryat Malachi.
But Mengistu, the first Ethiopian- Israeli candidate for mayor of a city, isn’t just interested in being “a first.” He intends to confront racism in Israel by improving things in the city of some 23,500 people….