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Israeli Ministry of Welfare Destroys Ethiopian Homes
UnPromisedLand channel ^ | 4 Nov 2011 | David Weisskopf

Posted on 11/05/2011 9:34:30 AM PDT by Love for Israel

Ministry of Welfare Destroys Ethiopian Homes

by R. D. Weisskopf, founder of the UnPromised Land channel

Despite the widespread outcry against the Ministry of Welfare, senior management refused this week to fight corruption which has been deeply-entrenched in the Ministry of Welfare for over 30 years. One of the communities that has suffered most at the hands of the Ministry of Welfare are Ethiopian immigrants. According to the Jewish Agency, Ethiopians are less than 3% of Israel’s immigrant population while Ethiopian children represent 50% of the immigrant population under the Ministry of Welfare’s control.

One of the many testimonies linked to the UnPromisedLand channel is the story of a divorced Ethiopian mother whose children were taken from her when she went to the corner shop and left them unattended at her home. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEXqky5N4BI&feature=related ). This is a classic example of the Ministry of Welfare’s “divide and conquer” strategy.

Firstly, court-appointed social workers pushed the Ethiopian father of this family out of the picture from the beginning of the divorce. If they were to allow him access to his children, it would have only been under the “supervision” of an 18 year-old girl working as a volunteer in a supervised visitation center. This first step rapes the patriarchal Ethiopian culture – as evidenced by the suicide rate among Ethiopian fathers which is 7 times higher than anyone else.

Once these social workers had this mother and children under their control – they took away three of the children to the dismay of Knesset Member Shlomo Mollah. Nobody even considered reuniting the children with their biological father when the social workers placed them with strangers for over 4 years. Instead of trying to defuse this family’s crisis – court-appointed social workers actually amplified devastation in each of their decisions. Multiply this family’s story by over 84,000 Ethiopian immigrants and that is a very serious social disaster which the Ministry of Welfare refuses to address.

My experience fundraising among American Zionists is the percentage of income which Black Americans donate to Israel is twice the percentage which White Americans donate to Israel. Black Americans like Pastor Glenn Plummer are four times more active in helping the Jewish community than White Americans. If channel 1 would have broadcast this story in the American media, the outrage among the 60 million Black Americans would have been entirely justifiable.

Not only does this violate the mutual trust and respect between Black Americans and the Jewish community, it violates international human rights treaties which Israel signed; and the American civil rights codes. Every tax-deductible dollar raised in the USA and spent in Israel must comply with American civil rights codes.

A manger speaking for the Ministry of Welfare claims Ethiopians come with “many problems” to Israel. What this manager calls “many problems”, anthropologists call a “rich heritage” which Ethiopians trace back to King Solomon and even Moses. Civil rights codes and international treaties define this manager's claim as “intolerance and racism”. Both American non-profits and their Israeli partners who receive donated funds could find themselves in deep trouble if any American donor were to prove their donations were being used to violate the civil and human rights of Ethiopians in Israel.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilrights; humanrights; ibtz; israel; racism

1 posted on 11/05/2011 9:34:34 AM PDT by Love for Israel
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To: Love for Israel

Sounds remarkably like the theory that American Indian kids had to be taught how to be white people at distant boarding schools.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 9:36:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Love for Israel
Social workers are the same everywhere, it seems.
3 posted on 11/05/2011 9:36:46 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Love for Israel
My experience fundraising among American Zionists is the percentage of income which Black Americans donate to Israel is twice the percentage which White Americans donate to Israel. Black Americans like Pastor Glenn Plummer are four times more active in helping the Jewish community than White Americans. If channel 1 would have broadcast this story in the American media, the outrage among the 60 million Black Americans would have been entirely justifiable.

No way this passes the smell test.

4 posted on 11/05/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Love for Israel

Two words: Hagit Yaso. She captured the nation’s heart this year.

One doesn’t expect a people who lived for generations in a subsistence economy to adapt to the modern world overnight.

Yet with the Beta Israel, the progress has been impressive.

They’ve come of age in Israel.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

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6 posted on 11/05/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Love for Israel

Welfare is just a passive form of warfare aimed at destroying individualism.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: muawiyah

Excellent analogy. That’s exactly what they do.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 10:57:38 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

There’s an important exception in Israel. Here they are absolutely above the law. They cannot be investigated nor do they need to obey court orders at all. I don’t know of any other country where the social workers can openly be criminals and dictators.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 11:00:43 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Glenn

That’s exactly why we need to raise public awareness.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 11:01:53 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Glenn

That and “Multiply this family’s story by over 84,000 Ethiopian immigrants ....” when apparently each Ethiopian is big, certainly by today’s standards. So how many FAMILIES are there to compare this story to?

I’m not big on CPS in the US, and imagine it’s not much better in Israel, but this story could have been better and less emotionally written.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 11:04:58 AM PDT by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: goldstategop

She’s a babe. Beta Israel came of age centuries ago. It’s militant feminism that is raping the Ethiopian culture. Those of us who have lived among Ethiopians discovered very quickly that they had far more to teach us than we had to teach them. It is only militant feminists who arrogantly think they have all the answers to all the social problems.


12 posted on 11/05/2011 11:07:38 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That was imbred into American society. Israeli society is supposed to behave like a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Jews are supposed to be simpathetic to other minorities - not oppress them.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 11:10:35 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Excellent point and unfortunately is true more often than not.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 11:12:28 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Love for Israel

I think that mindset has crept in everywhere.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 11:13:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: EDINVA

Please feel free to write something better. I will be happy to publish it.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Perhaps - but we the people should then demand accountability from those who impose their power over us.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Love for Israel

The author’s blatant playing of the race card is disturbing. It greatly lessens the article’s credibility.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 11:19:58 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas

“The author’s blatant playing of the race card is disturbing. It greatly lessens the article’s credibility.”

Except that this will in making the leftist complain more about the Jews.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana

So does the blame lie with the author or militant femilism which has crept into power and openly rapes patriarchal cultures like the Ethiopians?


20 posted on 11/05/2011 11:47:43 AM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Love for Israel; humblegunner

Where’s humblegunner when you need him ???

If you want to pimp your blog that’s fine by me, but how about simple things to enhance the story’s and your credibility, like comparing THIS family’s story to the number of Ethiopian families in Israel vs. the number of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel? It shouldn’t be that difficult.

It’s up to YOU to make your stories credible, sympathetic, and readable, not me. And maybe not be so touchy.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 1:12:24 PM PDT by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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22 posted on 11/05/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: EDINVA

touchy . . . hmm . . . .


23 posted on 11/05/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: TheOldLady

maybe if i weren’t so touchy i might be perfect?


24 posted on 11/05/2011 1:34:31 PM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: TheOldLady

maybe if i weren’t so touchy i might be perfect?


25 posted on 11/05/2011 1:34:44 PM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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To: Love for Israel

Blame lies in the leftist. They taught this author to be stupid. Worse than that actually, to think stupid.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 1:39:56 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana

Leftists never taught me to be stupid - that came naturally.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 2:02:31 PM PDT by Love for Israel (How will it look in Israel?)
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