State Comptroller's Annual Report Israel's Absorption of Ethiopian Immigrants Rife With Failures, Comptroller Report Shows

In his first annual report, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira points at a whopping 51.7% of Israel's Ethiopian-immigrant families and 65% of the community’s children still live in poverty. Other parts of the report cite irregularities in the conversion and the marriage systems, and severe gaps in medical services across the country.

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Efforts by the authorities to help Ethiopian immigrants advance over the years have not been very successful, the State Comptroller's Office said in a...