Sweeping ban on anyone born in Ethiopia scrapped; under new rules, only those who spent more than a year in a country with an endemic disease cannot donate blood.
Following Haaretz report, Health Ministry says it will finally adopt never-before published recommendations issued by a team of professionals more than a year-and-a-half ago.
Eighteen months after a Health Ministry panel recommending easing decades-old restrictions, the bans on Ethiopian and gay blood donors are still in place.
Education Ministry continues to run activities like after-school and matriculation-preparation classes despite decision to stop them in the name of integration.
Education Ministry study: Immigrants from former Soviet Union also report more negative school experiences than native Israelis; Western-born students fare about the same as locally born peers.
Weta Chekla stuck in Ethiopia amid delays in the implementation of Israel's decision to bring 9,000 members of his community to Jewish state.
The government has committed to bringing 1,300 of the 9,000 Falashmura in Ethiopia to Israel within a year.
The year is 1985, and Prime Minister Peres asked us to take him to an air force base for an unknown reason. There, off of a plane came Ethiopian Jews who yearned and dreamed of aliyah to Israel.
Non-Ethiopian Jews and Arabs are more likely to be recommended treatment by the probation service, report shows.
Musicians of Ethiopian origin who are putting out hip-hop, R&B, reggae and even at times pop are telling the story of their lives in the country.