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No place for racism in Israeli military, says chief of staff
July 29, 2019
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi invited Ethiopian-Israeli officers to share their experiences on the issue of racism in the military.
July 17, 2019
A case study in why Israel’s democracy is alive and well
The true measure of whether a democracy is functioning properly isn’t whether problems exist; they always will. Rather, it’s whether democracy’s self-correcting mechanisms are working effectively to mitigate those problems.
Probe into police shooting of Solomon Tekah confirms officer fired at ground
July 9, 2019
An internal affairs investigation appears to support the testimony of the unnamed officer who killed Tekah, who claims the 19-year-old was killed by a bullet ricochet.
Left-wing groups accused of ‘hijacking’ Israeli-Ethiopian protests
July 7, 2019
When the tragic shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah touched off nationwide protests, left-wing groups fanned the flames, activists say, seeking to use grassroots demonstrations for political gain.
Israeli commissioner: ‘Rioters exploited our willingness to allow legitimate protests’
Daniel Siryoti , Avi Cohen and Dan Lavie
July 3, 2019
Acting Police Commissioner Moti Cohen: “We will not allow riots, roadblocks, or violence” • David Tekah, the father of the young Israeli-Ethiopian man killed by an off-duty cop on Sunday, pleads for an end to violence.
136 arrested, 111 police wounded during riots over police shooting of young Israeli-Ethiopian man
July 3, 2019
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan acknowledges the “great sorrow and suffering” of the Israeli-Ethiopian community, but says police will be forced to use “all means” to disperse demonstrations if violence continues.
Ethiopian Israelis protest in communities across country after killing of teen by police
July 2, 2019
Thousands of protesters decried the shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah by an off-duty police officer during a street fight near Haifa.