05 October 2004
An American Jewish philanthropist wants to bring Israeli law students of Ethiopian descent on a goodwill mission to the United States. “We want to show the Americans what opportunities Israel gives to Ethiopians who want to be lawyers,” Joey Low has told the Israeli newspaper "Ha’aretz". Low called on Ethiopian students with good English skills and a commitment to Israel to apply for the two-week visits to US campuses that he plans to fund in January. Among his objectives, he cited a plan to introduce the Israelis to their African-American counterparts in order to offset negative stereotypes many American blacks have of Israel.
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