An Israeli cop shot an unarmed Ethiopian Jewish teen. Here’s why American Jews should care.

"American Jews must confront Solomon’s death and grapple with questions of racism in Israeli society. ...Beyond moral responsibility, confronting Solomon’s killing will bring American Jews to engage with Israel in a more complex and nuanced way. We would have to admit that Solomon’s killing is similar to many incidents of racist police brutality in America. Recognizing that Israeli culture suffers some of the same systemic problems of racism as America should bring us to explore the similarities between American and Israeli social inequities." - Mijan Bitton

An Israeli cop shot an unarmed Ethiopian Jewish teen. Here’s why American Jews should care.

By Mijal Bitton (JTA)

JERUSALEM – Israeli society has been gripped over the past week by the killing of Solomon Tekah, an …