THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN ISRAEL

June 21, 2021

This week we’re in Israel taking a looking at the Beta Israel community! Beta Israel are a community of Jews of Ethiopian descent who have practised Judaism since at least the 4th century – that’s over 1,600 years! Following famine, political unrest and religious persecution, in the late 1970s the Israeli government permitted the Beta Israeli community to be expatriated to Israel. Over a period of thirty years and several ambitious operations by the Israeli security services, tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews were rescued and expatriated to Israel. Although a whole generation of Ethiopian-Israeli’s have now been born and raised in Israel, the Beta Israel community continues to face discriminatory treatment in certain areas of life in Israel, some of which we will explore in today’s video. Keep watching to find out more!

Recent posts
CARIBBEAN HISTORIES REVEALED: 20TH CENTURY TRANSITIONS (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, UK)
At the time that this picture was taken, Antigua was under British Colonial rule. Its very existence proves that the British were content to let their subjects live in abject squalor, document it and send it back for filing.
MENELIK SHABAZZ JOINS THE ANCESTORS
Today we received the news that Director Menelik Shabazz had transitioned to become an ancestor while filming his latest movie, The Spirits Return, in Zimbabwe on 28 June 2021.

    Leave a comment