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Ethiopian Aliyah: Israel and Immigration

ethiopian aliyah: Although many are practicing Jews, Israel doesn't consider them Jewish, meaning their immigration requires special approval, according to Metro News. Alisa Bodner, a spokeswoman for the Struggle for Ethiopian Aliyah, called on Israel to resolve their plight without further delay. Nearly 8,000 Ethiopians are hoping for Israel to approve their immigration, allowing them to join their families in Israel. The families see the issue as part of an inconsistent and discriminatory immigration policy. Bodner said the issue is expected to come up in a government committee at an unknown date. Parliament approved a 2019 budget early Thursday with no allocation for the Ethiopians' immigration. ( As reported in the news.