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.