Israel Bar Association promotes hiring Ethiopian law students

Israeli Press Office

The Israel Bar Association recently called on its members to hire law students of Ethiopian origin. This is the first initiative by a private body to assist Israelis of Ethiopian origin to enter a profession considered prestigious and desirable… The glass ceiling will only be broken if employers take the initiative. The private sector has room for more initiatives like that of the Bar Association. There should be affirmative action programs in the public sector; a cabinet decision in this spirit was taken as far back as the late ’90s, but it has not been properly implemented. Affirmative action can help the Ethiopian community overcome the disadvantages it starts out with and make it possible for its members to reach key positions in Israeli society. Affirmative action will help defuse the social time bomb.

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