BBC: The plight of Ethiopian Jews in Israel [By Prof Yossi Mekelberg]

Israelis from the Ethiopian community protest in HaifaThe story of the immigration and absorption of Ethiopian Jews in Israel epitomises the best and the worst of Israeli society.

True to its Zionist dream of being a haven for Jews, the Jewish state embarked on risky and expensive rescue operations in the 1980s and 1990s.

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