Published in AIDS Weekly, August 12th, 1996
The disclosure that Israel was secretly disposing of blood donations from Ethiopians for fear they might be tainted with HIV led to a violent riot in front of the prime minister's office. A commission appointed after the riot recommended that Ethiopians be allowed to donate blood if they meet certain conditions.
Adissu Messele, the first Ethiopian immigrant elected to the Israeli parliament, said the commission's report "deals superficially with the problem, skirting the...
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