Ethiopia-born minister on immigration amid COVID: ‘Even in wars, we didn’t stop’


Pnina Tamano-Shata, who immigrated when she was 3, says her firsthand information of the ‘difficulties there are in coming to Israel’ made her need to assist new arrivals By RON KAMPEAS JTA — To immigrate to Israel from Ethiopia, Pnina Tamano-Shata’s household needed to trek on foot via the desert to Sudan in the midst of a famine. Later, the truck bringing her mom and two of her sisters to the airfield broke down. It wasn’t till the airplane doorways closed that Tamano-Shata realized that they might not be touring together with her, her father and the remainder of her household. She


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