Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Israel to slash budget for integrating new Ethiopian immigrants

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry will cut NIS 5.5 million from its budget for integrating Ethiopian immigrants this year, while the funds for immigrants from other countries will be cut by only hundreds of thousands of shekels at most. The Knesset Finance Committee approved the proposal Tuesday.

The Diplomacy of Defending Dictatorship

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.”In November 2006, in her farewell cable to her replacement Donald Yamamoto and the Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Fraser, former Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Vicky Huddleston warned: “It is time to stop hating Ethiopia.”

Ethio­pian heritage camp in Va. offers tradition, togetherness to adopted African kids and their families

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

At a rustic summer camp in Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains, wedged between a monster water park and a Golden Corral restaurant, a raucous, Ethiopian feast unspooled and 9-year-old Mati found her groove at last. There was a pony, an African marketplace and piles of injera bread. There was a drumbeat that grew ...

Persecution mounting in Ethiopia

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

An Ethiopian Christian is recovering from injuries he received in an attack that was inflicted because his faith.

Third of immigrant youth report trouble in Israeli schools

Monday, September 20th, 2010

According to a new study, one-third of immigrant students report being humiliated or insulted at least once due to their ethnic background. By Or Kashti About one-third of immigrant youths report having at least one sign of serious trouble at school. The signs - missing school three days a month or ...

Five Ethiopians die in Saudi deportation centre: report

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

RIYADH — Five Ethiopians died in a crowded Saudi centre for deporting illegal immigrants, the Arab News reported Monday.

Explore Ethiopia for its ancient culture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ethiopia is the cradle of civilization, the place where some believe the biblical Ark of the Covenant is held. Its historical landmarks and rich culture tell the story of a people who have survived more than a thousand years of outsiders' attempts to exert influence.

1936: Aboune Petros, Ethiopian bishop

Friday, July 30th, 2010

On this date in 1936, the Italian forces occupying Ethiopia executed anti-occupation cleric Aboune Petros.

Driver: ‘No black Ethiopians on my bus’

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

An Egged bus driver is being sued for NIS 200,000 after allegedly slandering, insulting, and verbally and physically assaulting an Ethiopian passenger, according to a statement released by Tebeka, an advocacy organization for Ethiopian Israelis.

Ancient prayer book returned

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

ADDIS ABABA - A CENTURY-OLD Ethiopian prayer book stolen decades ago was returned to the African nation late on Wednesday after the American collector who held it agreed to the restitution. The precious relic is a psalter written in the liturgical Geez language and illuminated with bright and colourful pictures of ...