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Closed Society: February 12, 2013

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An indictment has been filed against a shuttle driver from Mevaseret Zion who hurled racist remarks at children of Ethiopian origins riding in his shuttle. It is also claimed that he forced them to clean the vehicle.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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For the first time, the Ministry of Health has admitted that Ethiopian women were widely treated with injections of the long acting contraceptive drug “Depo-Provera” in order to reduce the birth rate among them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Closed Society: December 9, 2012

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Female immigrants from Ethiopia claim they were threatened that if they did not agree to receive a treatment by injection of Depo Provera, a long-term contraceptive, they would not be allowed into Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 9th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Internal Security: July ‎‏7‏‎, 2012‎

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Jajao Bimero, An Israeli student of Ethiopian descent, claims that he had been attacked with pepper spray and an electric shocker by a policeman in Haifa when he tried to assist a woman of Ethiopian descent who was being beaten by the policeman.

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July 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Closed Society: May 30, 2012

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A young Ethiopian man was assaulted by right-wing demonstrators in south Tel-Aviv after they mistook him for a foreign national. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 30th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Internal Security: May 9, 2012

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During a police raid in Afula in search of drugs, police officers cursed a youth instructor working with the Ethiopian community when he requested that they show him their police IDs, saying “Who the hell are you to ask us to identify ourselves”, and “You’re an asshole that asks for ID, you’re an impudent, stupid Ethiopian”.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Closed Society: March 18, 2012

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Ethiopean new immigrants from the city of Ashkelon were denied access to the public shelter by their neighbours, during a shelling.

(Hebrew)

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March 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Closed Society: February 22, 2012

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Ethiopian youths held a demonstration in Netanya against the discrimination of Ethiopian students in the city’s schools.  In two of the city’s schools, Ethiopians make up more than 90% of the student body.

(Hebrew)

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February 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 25, 2012

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An IDF soldier from the Ethiopian community who served as a security guard at the base of an elite unit is suing the Ministry of Defense for racism, claiming he was subject to discrimination and called a “dirty stinking Ethiopian”.

(Hebrew)

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January 25th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Closed Society: January 24, 2012

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Yakov Vaknin, a contractor from Kiryat Malachi, charges Ethiopian buyers prices that are higher by approximately 250,000 Shekels than the prices he charges other buyers for similar apartments.

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January 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am