The recent spate of Ethiopian-Israeli demonstrations have once again forced issues of racial inequality and oppression into the limelight. Though the protests were set off by a video of Israeli police officers beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, is police brutality really the main issue here?
In this podcast, I (Adam Eisler) speak with Yuvi Tashome about the Ethiopian-Israeli experience over the generations and how it plays a central part in the recent protests. Yuvi immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia as part of Operation Moses and has dedicated her life to community building. She is one of the founders of Friends by Nature, an organization committed to strengthening the identity of Ethiopian-Israelis while teaching leadership skills and community engagement.