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African-Israeli personalities hoping to change community’s image

Yityish Aynaw, Miss Israel, meets President Barack Obama during his visit to Israel, March 2013. (Avi Ohayon/GPO/JTA)

TEL AVIV (JTA) — When Yityish Aynaw immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel at age 12, she was thrust into an Israeli classroom. An orphan lacking Hebrew skills, Aynaw says she relied on other kids and her own sheer ambition to get through. Ten years later Aynaw, 22, is the… Read more »