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Report From Ashdod: Falashas in Israel

  • Inge Lederer Gibel

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If you spend enough time in Israel and talk with enough people from enough different communities, you becdme aware that each "new immigrant" group feels it is being discriminated against in favor of another. Oriental Jews complain about bias in favor of Western Jews, and both groups complain that much more is being done for the universally disliked Georgians. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the smallest and most controversial group of new immigrants— the Falashas, the Ethiopian Jews who now number about 28,000, of whom 300 are in Israel—is their lack of complaint, indeed their joy of having finally arrived in Zion.

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Report From Ashdod: Falashas in Israel

  • Inge Lederer Gibel

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