Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has admitted that Israel had “erred” by ignoring a rift within the country’s society. The Israeli Ethiopian community has spent the last week protesting racism after video emerged of police beating up a black soldier.
“Yesterday we saw the pain, distress, and anger arising from the Israeli Ethiopian community, most of whom were born and raised here,” Rivlin said ahead of a rally. “We must look directly at this open wound. We have erred. We did not look, and we did not listen enough.”
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