Is anyone listening?

By BARBARA KATTEN
It is 29 years since Operation Moses brought the first mass aliya from Ethiopia. Have we addressed the challenging reality of what it is to come from a country that is so very different from Israel?
Ethiopian girls make aliya Photo: Nir Elias/Reuters

The Immigration and Absorp- tion Ministry in February announced the launch of a new program whose stated aim is, finally, to successful- ly absorb our Ethiopian brethren into Israeli society.

Seeking information as to the number of programs hitherto produced by the ministry has proved to be mission impossible – but we do know that in 2010, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute examined 26 ministry programs that focused on the community’s main problems. The study found that in the 1990s, significant progress was recorded in education and employment. However, from the 2000s, matters in most areas either stabilized or even regressed. Continue reading on The Jerusalem Post

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