University technology program launched to give peace a chance
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University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Computer science and engineering students at Drexel University will have a new opportunity to use their skills for good with the launch of a technology program for promoting world peace. The Young Engineers Program, a partnership between the private university in Philadelphia and PeaceTech Lab in Washington, D.C., will give computer science and engineering students and researchers at Drexel a chance to focus on conflict zones around the world.

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Ethiopian Israelis await justice to be served
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Ethiopian Israelis await justice to be served

Ethiopian Israelis have been embroiled in a series of demonstrations over the past month, decrying what they believe is an institutional racism toward their community. The protests were first triggered after a video footage circulated in April showing policemen beating a uniformed Ethiopian-Israeli soldier. Israeli authorities have since discharged the alleged offenders, with PM Benjamin Netanyahu later on forming a ministerial committee to investigate and address racism issues once and for all.

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Israel’s first Ethiopian female PhD holder to share her story
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Israel’s first Ethiopian female PhD holder to share her story

Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein, reputedly Israel’s first Ethiopian woman to earn a Doctorate degree, will be sharing her inspirational journey from Ethiopia to Israel on Tuesday, June 9, at Temple Beth Shalom, in Peabody, Massachusetts. When Yarden moved to Israel with her family in 1985, she didn’t know how to read or write. She had spent the first dozen years of her life tending her family’s cows in their tiny…

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Ethiopian Israelis remain bitter amid govt’s pledge to fight racism
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Ethiopian Israelis remain bitter amid govt’s pledge to fight racism

Around a thousand Ethiopian Israelis marched in Tel Aviv earlier this week to protest against institutional racism in Israel. The demonstration, which took place around Tel Aviv’s municipality, came after a series of protests over past weeks to which protestors now say authorities have not given proper attention. According to some, community members are being told that police officers are taking action…

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