Second Ethiopian lawmaker to be sworn in


The Knesset will swear in the second Ethiopian lawmaker in its history.

Shlomo Molla will be sworn in next week as a member of the Kadima party, which leads the ruling coalition.

Molla, a longtime community activist who currently heads the Jewish Agency’s department of Ethiopian absorption, replaces Avigdor Yitzhaki, who quit his seat to protest Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s refusal to resign in the wake of a damning report on Israel’s 2006 war in Lebanon.

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