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A Welcome Policy Change from the Ministry of Education ( 9 November 2014 )

After years of advocacy and effort – finally – a change in the Ministry of Education’s policy: students of Ethiopian origin who were born in Israel will no longer be treated as new immigrants! 23 years after Operation Solomon, the Ministry of Education is making a fundamental policy change: the

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The Ministry of Absorption doesn’t absorb – it imprisons! ( )

Over the past year, IAEJ has run an ongoing campaign against the government decision that continues to place the exclusive mandate on the management of issues concerning all Israeli citizens of Ethiopian origin in the hands of the Ministry of Absorption. As part of our continuing efforts, we are active

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New Immigrants at Absorption Centers – Continuing the Protest ( )

IAEJ has continued to support the efforts of thousands of new immigrants from Ethiopia, still living in absorption centers around the country. The olim object to the Ministry of Absorption’s apathetic neglect of their needs and demand improved living conditions, a realistic solution for permanent housing, language and job training

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The War on Poverty ( )

In the wake of the recommendations made by the Committee for the War on Poverty, headed by Eli Alaluf, a forum of social action organizations was established to implement the committee’s conclusions and adjust them into the framework of the national budget. The forum is comprised of 15 organizations, including

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IAEJ with Residents of Southern Israel ( )

During Operation “Protective Edge”, IAEJ initiated and carried out recreational activities for about 300 residents of southern Israel, beyond the rocket range. Activities included visits to parks and tourist sites in central and northern Israel and were generously funded in cooperation with the New Israel Fund and “HaKeren LeYedidut”. Many

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Our activist groups continue to be significant voice ( )

As in previous years, IAEJ’s group of activists in Ramle continued to be a significant voice in the city and participated in a variety of municipal activities. In addition, the group gained knowledge and discussed issues such as identity and heritage, public health, and how to make an even greater

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IAEJ renewed its cooperation with the Department of Community Social Work at Hebrew University ( )

IAEJ renewed its cooperation with the Department of Community Social Work at Hebrew University this year, welcoming two students from the department as interns. Each student initiated and developed a meaningful project: (1) a forum of municipal council members in cooperation with Shatil and Tebeka, and (2) exposing and increasing

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The media is an important platform for advocacy organizations ( )

Over the past year, media channels have been a significant arena for spreading of IAEJ’s ideas and critique on the policies vis à vis Israelis of Ethiopian origin. Examples include a response to the Minister of Absorption’s article in the Jerusalem Post, television and radio interviews, open correspondence between IAEJ’s

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