Sunday, May 24, 2015

Do Black Lives Matter In Israel? | Al Jazeera America

Ethiopian Jews are protesting in Israel over alleged police brutality and racism

Citizens of Ethiopian descent have taken to the streets of Israel in recent weeks to protest alleged police brutality and widespread racism.
The Ethiopian Jewish community, which comprises 2 percent of the Israeli population, has long complained of police criminalizing young black men, but the issue was amplified in April after a video of officers violently beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier went viral.
The protesters – some of which have clashed with police – say black lives don’t matter in Israel, and are seeking equal treatment under the law.
So what’s life like for Ethiopian Jews living in Israel? AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes a look.

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