Some 5,000 attend anti-racism demonstration in Jerusalem
Some 5,000 Israelis, many of them Ethiopians, demonstrated in Jerusalem Thursday against racism, dpa reported.
They included a 26-year-old physical education student, Molat Araro, who had walked from Qiryat Malachi, near the southern Israeli port city of Asdod, to Jerusalem over the past days to protest discrimination of Israel's Ethiopian community.
Thursday's demonstration comes a week after one in Qiryat Malachi itself, also attended by thousands.
The town has a large Ethiopian population.
The demonstrations were sparked by a news report earlier this month, which revealed that Qiryat Malachi residents had signed a paper not to rent or sell houses to Ethiopians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres strongly condemned the incident.