An Ethiopia-born model won the fifth season of Israel’s “Big Brother” reality show.

Tahunia Rubel, 25, won the 1 million shekel prize, worth about $274,000, becoming the second woman to win on the show.

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Many conflicts surrounded Rubel, including some dealing with race and ethnic identity. Some of the racial conflict reportedly caused two other contestants, a father and son, to be disqualified.

Earlier this year, an Ethiopian immigrant to Israel, Yityish Titi Aynam, 21, was crowned Miss Israel.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Alana Ronald Let us assume what you say is right.
    First did you see how you refere to them? these Ethiopians …. So which one do you believe … are they Ethiopian or Israelits?

    Second how do you explain the following news about what is done by your …… ?

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-minister-appointing-team-to-probe-ethiopian-birth-control-shot-controversy-1.506266

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/2505436/Israel-accused-of-discrimination-after-ending-Ethiopian-immigration.html

    I can post more of these if you want. Remember, in those news it says Ethiopian community not Ethiopia-born israeli. woooowowoow …. not good … you deny they are israeli when the thing that happen is bad … you claim they are Ethiopian-born israeli when you want ….

    Madness … it seems you (israelis) are confused about this community.

    Anyway, I am happy that a person grow up in Ethiopia excels … and feel bad that you are confused on what to do with this community.

    Good luck any way!

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