Tigrai Online March 06, 2013
Ethiopian born Yityish Aynaw an Israeli Jew won the Miss Israel 2013 beauty pageant on Wednesday night. Yityish immigrated to Israel when she was 12 years old.
Yityish Aynaw is a 21 years old from Netanya, Israel and runs a fashion store. Yityish is a former IDF officer and
The history of Ethiopian Jews in Israel has been rocked by countless scandals over the years. Since Ethiopian Jews started settlement in Israel, there hasn’t been that many positive news about the relationship of the Jews from Ethiopia and the government and the general population which mostly from Russia and Europe.
There have been many reports that the Ethiopian Jews are being discriminated in every government institution in the country. A few years back the government has been accepting blood donation from Ethiopian Jews and dumping it assuming that their blood might be infected with aids.
Recently it was revealed by the Israeli media that the government has been forcing birth control on Ethiopian women. There are many reports racist attacks on Ethiopian Jews and African immigrants is wide spread in Israel.
In light of the above negative backdrop, having an Ethiopian young lady winning the crown of Miss Israel 2013 is refreshing news for a change. We at Tigrai Online would like to congratulate Yityish (Titi) Aynaw on her stunning win.
After winning the Miss Israel 2013 Yityish said, “It’s important to have a first (beauty) queen from the Ethiopian community. Israel has many ethnic groups and many colors, and it’s important to show it to the world.”