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Government approves NIS 156 million for integration of Ethiopian-Israelis

Ethiopian-Israelis and supporters protest police violence and discrimination in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Ethiopian-Israelis and supporters protest police violence and discrimination in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

The cabinet votes to approve a budget of NIS 156 million to help further integrate members of the Ethiopian-Israeli community.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says Israeli society “must continue to change its attitude and its consciousness to immigrants from Ethiopia.”

Immigration and Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata, who herself moved to Israel from Ethiopia at age 3, says there is “still much more work to be done, from shrinking over-policing to equal opportunities in education and promoting fair employment.”

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