Adi Vettori (22) is the head of the "Jerusalem 48'ers" a basketball team that has a special vision and it is to integrate southern Jerusalem Ethiopian teenagers into society via basketball. The team practices in Talpiyot, a suburb of Jerusalem with one of the highest percentages of Ethiopian residents.
The life of the majority of the Ethiopian Jews is characterized by social and economic challenges. This holds true for both, the new Ethiopian immigrants arriving nowadays and Ethiopians who immigrated decades ago and for their children as well.
More Jews immigrated to Israel in the last year, than in the previous ten years, according to the Jewish Agency. 26,500 new immigrants arrived in Israel during 2014, marking a 32 percent increase over last year’s number. France tops the list of countries of origin for the first time since the establishment of the State.