Ethiopian Blood Affair in Knesset a Political Ambush

The refusal of blood donations from specific groups happens every day, far from the news cameras and without shocking a single cabinet minister.

There should be no doubt: MK Pnina Tamano-Shata was neither naive nor surprised when she was turned away from a Knesset blood drive on Wednesday because she was born in Ethiopia. Her actions were intentional, calculated to increase awareness of an issue she has been fighting for years.