Archive for July 2019

The Ethiopian Israeli Population: Facts & Figures

The Ethiopian Israeli Population: Facts & Figures

Published by the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in 2018, this 4 page long report provides facts, figures and statistics about different aspects of the Ethiopian community in Israel, including demography, education, employment and general integration

Ethiopian Israelis: Statistics, Goals & Challenges

Ethiopian Israelis: Statistics, Goals & Challenges

From the website of the Ethiopian National Project, this article presents background information and facts about the Ethiopian community in Israel, including the challenges they face, and statistics about demographics, education, socio-economic status,

Ehud Banai: Black Work

Ehud Banai: Black Work

This 1980s protest song by Ehud Banai expresses the challenges and discrimination facing the Ethiopian community in Israel. To see the full Hebrew and English lyrics, click here. 

The Situation of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

The Situation of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

From the Jewish Virtual Library, this thorough article summarizes issues facing the Ethiopian community in Israel, including  demographics, income and employment, education, discrimination and the challenges facing immigrants. Despite significant socio-economic gaps and discrimination, the

Discrimination Against Ethiopians in Israeli Society

Discrimination Against Ethiopians in Israeli Society

Produced following the July 2019 killing of Ethiopian-Israeli, Solomon Tekah, by an Israeli police officer, this i24NEWS segment (04:47) explores racism and discrimination against Israelis of Ethiopian descent in Israeli society. Through an interview

How Israel’s Younger Voters Have Grown More Conservative

How Israel’s Younger Voters Have Grown More Conservative

Written following the April 2019 elections, this article from the Jerusalem Post explores how young Israeli Jews have become more conservative over the years, especially in regards to issues of security and Jewish

A Guide to Israel’s 2019 Elections

A Guide to Israel’s 2019 Elections

Created by the Israeli Democracy Institute, this thorough website provides useful information about the different political parties running, along with other relevant election news. The site provides a page for each party, including a

How Do General Elections in Israel Work?

How Do General Elections in Israel Work?

Produced by CNN, this informative video (01:28) summarizes the way in which Israel’s political system operates, including how the Knesset is set up, for whom voters vote, and how a coalition is established.

‘Prisoners of War’ – the Precursor to ‘Homeland’

‘Prisoners of War’ – the Precursor to ‘Homeland’

In this short clip (1:44), Gideon Raff discusses his award-winning Israeli televisions series ‘Prisoners of War.’ The format for the series was sold to various international broadcasters to be adapted for local audiences. Fox

‘Fauda’ Star Explains Inspiration Behind Hit Show

‘Fauda’ Star Explains Inspiration Behind Hit Show

Co-creator and lead actor Lior Raz talks about his inspiration for the show ‘Fauda‘ in this interview (4:34) with Fox News. Based on the life experiences of Raz and other co-creater Avi Issacharoff,