2005 October 21 Friday
Ethiopian Jews Doing Poorly In Israel

Ethiopian Jews are a big financial burden on Israel.

Each Ethiopian immigrant costs the government about $100,000 over the course of his or her lifetime, according to government estimates.

I'd like to see figures on educational attainment for their children as compared to the Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Arab Muslims, and Arab Christians. Also, some IQ tests comparing the groups would provide useful insights. But the accurate measures of the truth makes the truth that much harder to deny. So I can understand why the Israeli government might prefer to remain ignorant.

They have high rates of single parent households and higher rates of crime.

The Brookdale survey, based on interviews with about 15,000 Ethiopian residents in eight Israeli cities, offered several findings that are distressing Ethiopian activists. According to the survey, as much as 30% of the Ethiopian family units are single-parent families. Also, more than half of the households that have children under 5 especially those with large families do not have any games, toys or books.

The Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews has been tracking crime among Ethiopians since 1996, when Ethiopian juveniles committed 139 crimes. This accounted for 1.2% of all opened police files that involve young perpetrators. In 2004, Ethiopians accounted for 4.1% (933 of 22,839) of juvenile crimes double the proportion of Ethiopians in Israel's overall youth population. The issue drew national attention this past May, when a 16-year-old Ethiopian boy allegedly murdered a 15-year-old girl from the town of Rehovot. Police said the suspect, who was on an unsupervised vacation from a juvenile detention center, was in a drug-induced state when he assaulted and killed the girl.

The Israelis are going to keep bringing in Ethiopian Jews because they identify members of their ethnicity by religious criteria. But the total number of Ethiopian Jews is probably small enough that Israel's immigration problem probably won't get too big to cause the sorts of headaches that the United States has to deal with.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2005 October 21 01:40 PM  Immigration Societal Decay

John S Bolton said at October 21, 2005 8:08 PM:

This is what happens when an advanced population tries to ptove that they're not racist by waving in some tropical peoples. They only make themselves look much more racist than the Japanese or Koreans, or others who never allow such groups in; because they have to interact with the tropical groups in a violent way. This draws attention in a way that rejection of visa applications does not. Tropical adapted populations and advanced civilization are not compatible; you can't have freedom for aggression and high civilization. One or the other takes precedence and restrains the other. Populations with high crime rates and low IQ have to be imprisoned at very high rates, just to reduce the damage to the furtherance of civilization. Israel has now proven that it of great importance for the advancement of knowledge, this should not be sacrificed just to take care of some Africans. Societies should be evaluated in terms of the degree to which they contribute to the advancement of civilization; not in terms of whether they provide opportunity on equal terms for all possible classes. Providing opportunity for alternative welfare grabbing, street agggression and the like, marks that society as inferior, so far as it does so.

Big Bill said at October 21, 2005 8:42 PM:

Bud, they stopped bringing in Ethiopian Jews a while back. Search Ha'aretz JPost andd Arutz Sheva for articles on how the rescue flights have stopped, how tens of thousands are languishing in camps in Ethiopia, how the jews are fired up to bring in white Jews from America and to import a few Peruvvan Indian Jews and a handful of antique 2000 year old Jews from India itself. No, they have pulled the plug on black folks. And for the Ethiopian Jews already here they have secret snitches reporting on Ethiopians who have Christian leanings and using that to institute expulsion proceedings. Sort of like the Inquisition working over the Conversos 500 years ago to sniff out which Jewish converts weren't "real" Christians, just Jews in drag who "converted" for the money. Same anxiety among the Jews in Israel. Same kind of charges ("we saw her with a cross around her neck!", "She had a New Testament in her house!" "I saw her do that cross thingie that CAtholic christians do before meals." Just like the Inquisition.)

Bottom line, brown and black Jews (Misrachi, Sephardi and Ethiopian Jews) account for something like 60-75 percent of all criminals/crime in Israel. The atheist/liberal Israeli power structure white Jews (Ashkenazi) see the elephant but don't want to talk about it, and the weirdness comes out in weird ways. They have to keep up the Kumbaya/Hava Nagila/It's a small world after all stuff, but it is getting harder and harder given the overwhelming criminality of black and brown Jews.

The Orthodox have no problem importing anyone they can convert into an official Halachic Jew (and Shas/NRP-type voter!), no matter how stupid they are, since the Orthodox aren't going to let them anywhere near their daughters or in their schools, anyway. The Ashkenazi elite are torn up because they know they are the ones who will have to pay for them (the Orthodox are a bunch of welfare sucking deadbeats in the Ashkenazi view) and frankly, a bunch of neocon Ethiopians voting Shas or NRP is the LAST thing the Ashkenazi want.

Nope, the Ethiopians are going to have to wait quite a while longer. They cannot be abandoned of course, since that would deny the primacy of Zionism, the redemption of the land from the goyim, and the ingathering of the exiles, but they are going to have to wait, and wait, and wait .... probably until hell freezes over.

Jay Z said at October 21, 2005 9:47 PM:

as much as 30% of the Ethiopian family units are single-parent families

In 2004, Ethiopians accounted for 4.1% (933 of 22,839) of juvenile crimes double the proportion of Ethiopians in Israel's overall youth population.

If those statistics are accurate, Ethiopians are doing significantly better in Israel than African-Americans. So compared
to the U.S., the racial disparities in Israel aren't nearly as bad.

rob said at October 22, 2005 6:16 PM:

It is especially interesting that East Africans are doing so badly. Don't they have some native tradition of paternal investment? I mean they have to slice up their women so they don't slut it up and eliminate paternal certainty. But still.

I've always wondered how Israel would handle HBD

Steve Sailer said at October 23, 2005 9:28 PM:

A double the national average juvenile delinquency rate isn't all that bad.

My vague impression is that life in the Ethiopian highlands is pretty similar to life in the Holy Land a couple of thousand years ago: patriarchal farmers and a little ancient religious literacy. That was Evelyn Waugh's conclusion visiting an Ethiopian Christian monastery in 1930 -- this is what Christianity was like 1700 years ago.

Of course, the people who run Israel today aren't much like the people who used to live in Israel back in Biblical times, so it's hardly surprising that they find non-Ashkenazi Jews frustrating.

Randall Parker said at October 23, 2005 10:30 PM:

But the Israeli national average juvenile delinquency rate is boosted by the delinquency rates of the non-Ashkenazi Jewish groups.

I wonder how the various juvenile delinquency and crime rates rates compare for the Arab Christians, Arab Muslims, Druze, Mizrahi Jews, etc.

Jorge D.C. said at October 24, 2005 12:48 AM:

To John S. Bolton:

There is this thing on your keyboard. It's called the "enter" key. On a typewriter the same key is called "return". Judicious use of this key will magically increase readership of your writing by about 1000%. That is the unanimous view of writers through the SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE INVENTION OF THE PRINTING PRESS.

bang bang said at October 25, 2005 1:19 AM:

Aren't the USA paying anyway? Isn't the whole of Isreal partially living on welfare from this point of view?
PS. Complaining about "tropical" people? You should see what happens in Europe wih gypsies from Eastern Europe. You should post an article about them.

Seraphim said at April 1, 2006 1:20 PM:

I love to know how Indian Jews(from india)are doing????

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