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For the first time, the Ministry of Science awarded Menachem Begin scholarships to Ethiopian students

Science Minister Ofir Akunis said at the event: "Distributing scholarships in Shem Begin's name constitutes an exciting and powerful closing of the circle. One of Menachem Begin's first decisions as prime minister was to immigrate Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The members of the second generation of Aliyah today receive scholarships in a variety of fields for advanced degrees from universities and colleges throughout the country. Through the scholarships, we promote outstanding students in the fields of science and technology, with a record budget."

The Malagasy with the Minister of Science (photo: Jorge Nobominsky, PM).
The scholars with the Minister of Science (photo: Jorge Nobominsky, PM).

Today, January 17, Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis awarded 15 Menachem Begin scholarships to graduate students of Ethiopian origin, in a festive ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Science Minister Ofir Akunis said at the event: "Distributing scholarships in Shem Begin's name constitutes an exciting and powerful closing of the circle. One of Menachem Begin's first decisions as prime minister was to immigrate Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The members of the second generation of Aliyah today receive scholarships in a variety of fields for advanced degrees from universities and colleges throughout the country. Through the scholarships, we promote outstanding students in the fields of science and technology, with a record budget."

The amount of the scholarships is up to 50 thousand shekels for master's degree students, up to 80 thousand shekels for third degree students, up to 100 thousand shekels for postdoctoral students.

The scholarship program of the Ministry of Science seeks to encourage the research work of Ethiopian students studying for second, third and post-doctorate degrees in institutions of higher education in the fields of science and technology, including the social sciences and the humanities. After being elected to the position of Prime Minister, in one of the first meetings with the head of the Mossad, Menachem Begin asked: "Bring me the Ethiopian Jews!" and thus started this special immigration project. The ministry decided to perpetuate the memory of Prime Minister Menachem Begin through scholarships for Ethiopian students.

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  1. Why do Ethiopia receive affirmative action, and not all ethnic groups in Israel, i.e. the people of Israel??
    After all, all denominations have socio-economic problems, and there are worthy candidates for advanced degrees!!

    There are no other words for this racism for its own sake, shame and disgrace that prefers one ethnic group over all others!!

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