February 18, 2014
Locking Away Israel's Ethiopian Problem
Seth Franzman, Forward
The Associated Press
For the first time last year, Israel’s Knesset held a special session on a shocking issue: the imprisonment of large numbers of soldiers of Ethiopian origin by the army. Pnina Tamano-Shata, one of the country’s two Ethiopian members of the Knesset, reminded her fellow MKs that 40% of all Ethiopian men who have served in the Israel Defense Forces have seen the inside of a military prison.
TAGGED: Israel, Ethiopian Jews