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Israel / Ethiopian Jews / Blood Banks #401987

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 30, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Jerrold Kessel) The controversy in Israel over the blood banks' policy of dumping of donations made by Ethiopian Jews for fear of AIDS examined; scenes shown of the violent protest. [Blood bank director Dr. Amnon BEN-DAVID - admits blood is not collected from high-risk groups.] Statistics on AIDS among Ethiopians noted. [Kaplan Medical center professor Zvi BENTWICH - offers a solution.] [Maariv publisher Ofer NIMRODI - defends the decision to print the blood bank story in the tabloid.] The overall question of the place of Ethiopian Jews in Israeli society that has been raised by the issue noted.

Bowker, Hilary;
Kessel, Jerrold

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