New Ethiopian rights party to run in upcoming elections
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New Ethiopian rights party to run in upcoming elections

Ahim Anahnu (We are brothers) aims to combat discrimination

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Young leaders of the Ethiopian anti-discrimination protest tent outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on April 15. (photo credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash90)
Young leaders of the Ethiopian anti-discrimination protest tent outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on April 15. (photo credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash90)

Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community submitted a request with the Registrar of Political Parties to found a new party entitled “Ahim Anahnu” — Hebrew for “We are brothers,” Israel Radio reported on Wednesday.

The new party’s aim will be to combat discrimination against Ethiopian immigrants in Israeli workplaces and academic institutions, the report said.

According to David Abebe, an Ethiopian political activist, the major parties use Ethiopian representatives as displays, not as real delegates.

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