Recently, CAMERA’s Emet for Israel supported organization, Smith Israel Alliance, brought Pnina Agenyahu, an Ethiopian Israeli, to Smith College. Agenyahu discussed the history of Ethiopians and their journey to Israel. After enlightening the audience about the issues at hand, including an analysis of the different protests Ethiopians participated in against discrimination, she emphasized how far the relationship with Israel and Ethiopians has come.
During her presentation, Agenyahu discussed how women are in major roles in society, as well as individuals of minority groups, displaying how far Israel-Ethiopian relations have progressed.
Ethiopian Israelis are growing in powerful positions and leadership roles throughout the country, according to Agenyahu, but there is still much more that need to do in order to improve and strengthen the community. Agenyahu recognized the struggles of the Ethiopian Israeli while simultaneously emphasizing her love and appreciation of the State of Israel.