Hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis marched in Jerusalem after the government cancelled plans to allow their relatives to emigrate from the African nation, calling the move discrimination.
Police and organisers estimated the crowd at up to 2,000 people for Sunday's march, which ended outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office.
"Stop the suffering, stop the discrimination, stop the racism," demonstrators chanted, holding signs with similar slogans as well as pictures of relatives left behind in Ethiopia.
Antaihe Cheol, a 30-year-old resident of northern Israel, said his father and brother have been waiting to immigrate for 20 years.
"This is simply discrimination," Cheol told the AFP news agency.
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