Ethiopian Protests Highlight Israel’s Racial Fault Lines / Podcast

Shoshi Shmuluvitz reports on the very complicated picture these recent events have painted of race in Israeli society.

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Ethiopian Israelis at the Tel Aviv protest, May 3, 2015.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

A case of police brutality against an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier sparked a series of protests that turned violent. It also brought an issue to the surface that has been simmering, silently, for decades. Racism — particularly Jews being racist against other Jews — is something that many Israelis find deeply disturbing. Shoshi Shmuluvitz reports on the very complicated picture these recent events have painted of race in Israeli society.

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