Passover Feature: A voice for ‘invisible’ populations

Yesh Atid MK Pnina Tamnu-Shata, the Knesset’s first female Ethiopian member, says she’s not waiting to fight the racism she has encountered.

When MK Pnina Tamnu- Shata (Yesh Atid) gave her inaugural speech in the Knesset, not a dry eye was left in the plenum.

Tamnu-Shata, 31, recounted “vague memories between hope and despair” of the journey she made from Ethiopia to Israel at age three in Operation Moses: IDF soldiers handing out water and candies and prayers that her mother would join her from the refugee camp in Sudan. Continue reading


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