The protest against the racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews continues. Yesterday a few dozen people, most of them Ethiopians, gathered for a small protest near the Tel Aviv Museum. No less than 18 were arrested; among them was Ulet Hararo, who marched last month from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to protest racism and discrimination against his community. According to police, protesters were trying to block a street and the arrests were carried out to maintain public order.
The Ethiopian protests began last summer, as part of the J14 movement, but it erupted again after it was revealed that homeowners in the city of Kiryat Malachi, where almost 15 percent of the population are Ethiopians Jews, are refusing to rent their apartments to the black Ethiopians, and even signed a public letter demanding others would do the same.