Ethiopian Israelis Vow to Keep Pushing for All Falashmura to Be Brought to Israel

After government decision to absorb only 1,000 Ethiopians from the community, activists warn that those remaining may now launch hunger strikes or even set out for Israel by foot

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Members of the Ethiopian-Israeli community protesting outside the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, July 2018.
Members of the Ethiopian-Israeli community protesting outside the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, July 2018.Credit: Ariella Plachta
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A solidarity gathering in Hatikvah Synagogue, Gondar, February 2017, where members of the Falashmura community brought along photos of family members living in Israel.Credit: Smueli Cohen / "Warren Shaft" Productions
A woman holding up photos of loved ones during a protest in Jerusalem against the Israeli government's immigration policy toward members of the Falashmura community in Ethiopia, July 2018. Credit: Ariella Plachta
A prayer services in Hatikva Synagogue, Gondar, Ethiopia, February 2017.Credit: Maxim Dinshtein
Members of the Falashmura community in Ethiopia, March 2017.Credit: Eli Alalouf
Asras Damalash, center, during a protest by members of the Ethiopian-Israeli community outside the Prime Minister's Office, Jerusalem, July 2018.Credit: Ariella Plachta
A protest by Ethopian Jews back in 2006, calling on the interior minister to bring the Falashmura from Ethiopia to Israel.Credit: Emil Salman

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