Open Letter From Shlomo Molla, Ethiopian-Israeli Knesset Member

A open letter from the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Shlomo Molla, the only member of the Knesset from Ethiopian origin. Molla shares his worries about the hidden discrimination that Ethiopians face in education and Israeli society. Their welfare is our concern, he reminds Israel.

al-monitor Israeli youths with their faces painted hold signs during a demonstration in protest of the discrimination against Israelis of Ethiopian descent in Jerusalem January 18, 2012..

Topics covered

society, racism, education, discrimination, ethiopians

May 21, 2012

On Sunday, I heard one of the Knesset members label the area outside the prime minister's house the "Hill of Cries." That is an appropriate name because the small site has historically been associated with people crying out their troubles for assistance from the nation's policy-makers, headed by the prime minister. But it seems that in Israel, the cries of one group are not like the cries of another.

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