IsraelNN.com: New Equal Opportunity Law for Ethiopians
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 24 Adar II 5771/March 30, 2011
The Knesset has passed a law requiring government agencies and private companies to guarantee a "reasonable amount” of job openings for Ethiopians.
The new law is aimed at helping Ethiopian immigrants find work in areas where doors have been closed to them despite many instances where they have academic and professional qualifications. However, it does not specify a specific number of job openings to be reserved for Ethiopians. (Read the entire article...)
Sounds like a good idea, huh? After all Ethiopians have been treated as "less than," ever since they first started arriving. They deserve much better than what they have been getting.
There is just one problem.
Most of the Ethiopians arriving now are goyim gemurim, just like the majority of those arriving from the Former Soviet Union.
They should not be allowed to settle in Israel, let alone get any special benefits whatsoever (Ramba"m, Hil. Avodah Zara 10).
But, what does the Israel government care about halakha (Jewish Law)?