Israel doesn't have an Ethiopian problem, it has a social integration problem
The state comptroller was quite right to highlight the difficulties faced by immigrants from Ethiopia in his latest report, but it should have broadened its scope to include the poverty trap affecting more than two million Israeli Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Five years ago, as we walked through the Falashmura compound near the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, where a group of 65 Ethiopians were packing their meager belongings for the night flight to Ben-Gurion International Airport, a senior Jewish Agency official whispered to me: "Look, we are importing a social time bomb. These people will never be real Israeli citizens, it will take generations and maybe their...
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