Israeli Ethiopian birth control ignites debate

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013 photo, an Ethiopian Israeli, who asked not to be identified, is seen during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Accusations that Israel deliberately attempted to curb birth rates among its Ethiopian community have reopened a charged debate over discrimination against the immigrants, highlighting the state’s tenuous relationship with a community that has yet to fully settle into the Israeli mainstream. While the charges have not been proven, it remains unclear why so many Ethiopian women were receiving a controversial injection that is hardly prescribed to other Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — Accusations that Israel deliberately tried to curb birth rates among Ethiopian immigrants have reopened a debate over discrimination against the group — highlighting the state's uneasy relationship with a community that has yet to fully settle into the Israeli mainstream.


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