Threaten against Jewish groups in
"The ill-disposed call amounts to meddling in
Tunisia's domestic affairs and an attempt by Israel to tarnish the post-revolutionary image of ," the ministry said. Tunisia
Monday's statement via state news agency TAP comes a day after
Israel's Cabinet said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited real distress among 's Jews and pledged extra money and aid to help them immigrate. Tunisia
Ethiopia police injure 80 Jews during protest near Israel Embassy when a Jewish group says that Ethiopian police injured 80 Ethiopian Jewish protesters and arrested 80 more during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in . Addis Ababa
Hamse Sutotow, chairman of the Beta Israel Association, said 2,000 Ethiopian Jews gathered Wednesday at the Israeli Embassy. The protesters were demanding the right to Israeli citizenship.
Sutotow said he believes the police action was ordered directly or indirectly by the Israeli Embassy.
Ethiopian Jews in the past have mounted hunger strikes in the pursuit of being granted citizenship.
The members of a 2,000-strong community in
Addis Ababa claim Jewish lineage, but their very origins are doubted by authorities in who believe they are imposters seeking entry under the guise of religion. Israel
Over 100,000 Ethiopian Jews already live in
Israel and Jerusalem recently granted entry to 7,800 more from only the northern town of , where all Ethiopian Jews -- known as the Falash Mura -- originate from. Gonder
Those in the Ethiopian capital told Reuters earlier this year they were unfairly left out, dashing their hopes of reuniting with family members.
"All we want is to reunite with our families. Both my father and mother are in
along with my two sisters," said Fikirte Delele, a 33-year-old mother of two. Israel
The group says its members moved from Gonder in the mid-1990s hoping to fast-track their aliyah after
resettled thousands of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s. Israel
But the dream of quick resettlement soon turned faded, and the new arrivals -- mostly poor farmers and manual laborers -- soon found themselves struggling to survive in
Addis Ababa having sold all their meager belongings in rural . Ethiopia