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  • Claims of state racism against Falash Mura outrageous

    Shimon Mercer-Wood|Sep 16, 2016

    NEW YORK (JTA)—“We are committed to helping ensure that the State of Israel welcomes Jews of all colors.” “We say we have black lives that matter in Africa.” “In America, race has been a central area of Jewish concern historically.” These are all statements that have been made in the course of a well-orchestrated public relations campaign to hasten the implementation of an Israeli government decision, reached in 2015, allowing the immigration of a number of Ethiopian citizens. These Ethiopians claim Jewish lineage as Falash Mura, descendants o...