Ethiopian jedis in Israel (part of our series on white privilege)
2020-05-10 at 7:53 PM UTC
Ethiopian jedis have been in Israel for more than three decades, yet the vast majority continue to live in Israel’s social periphery. Ethiopian Israelis are perceived as a “unique” group and are often treated as such by the government and NGOs. Even with the special treatment, their social standing has changed little over the years. Moreover, socio-economic gaps between Ethiopian Israelis and the general population persist, despite the major resources invested.
More than 135,000 Israelis of Ethiopian origin live in Israel. About 85,900 were born in Ethiopia while 49,600 were born in Israel.
At present, 70 percent of Ethiopian Israelis do not fall under Israel’s standard definition of “olim” (new immigrants)…
Olim is a complex definition, that includes cultural and genetic (DNA) tests.
In 2015, the income of an Ethiopian household was 35 percent lower than that of an average household in Israel. More than 35 percent of Ethiopian Israeli families live under the poverty line in comparison with 18.6 percent of Israeli families in general.
Is this not a clear example of white privilege?
srael has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian jedi immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-gave-birth-control-to-ethiopian-jedis-without-their-consent-8468800.html
The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.
One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia.
The drug in question is thought to be Depo-Provera, which is injected every three months and is considered to be a highly effective, long-lasting contraceptive.
Is this not another shoah? The new Holocaust is being perpetrated by evil white people - jedis!
2020-05-10 at 8:36 PM UTCIsrael has yet to learn how to be multicultural
It's a huge transformation to make and Ethiopians will be at the forefront of that transition