ISRAELI ARABS (PALESTINIANS) RACIALLY PROFILED


Israel constantly denies that its Arab citizens are treated any differently than its Jewish ones. In plain, simple English… that is nothing but a lie.
The following report that I have linked HERE is from the Electronic Intifada, it is true… I have seen it happen at the airport, I travelled with Palestinians and witnessed their harassment while I was allowed through security without a problem… simply because I am a Jew. The Palestinians I speak of are Israeli citizens, carrying Israeli passports.
Yet, the State of Israel denies these antics…. makes one wonder what else they might be lying about.
Read the report by clicking the following headline…

Suspected Citizens: Racial Profiling against Arab Passengers by Israeli Airports and Airlines
Report, Arab Association for Human Rights and Center Against Racism, 12 January 2007

12 Comments

  1. lennybruce said,

    January 13, 2007 at 19:35

    Why am I not surprised. But of course everyone in Israel is equal but some are more equal than others. In the national ID cards, teudot zihot, is there a designation for religion or nation or anything that distinguishes between jew and arab?

  2. Servant Savant said,

    January 13, 2007 at 20:59

    I may have put up this link before to the Stanford Prison experiment, but it’s a good read anyway.

    It shows us that we define ourselves as much by our social roles as by any internal sense of identities. Prisoners always develop the symptoms of victims and guards always develop fascist stereotypes. It works with Germans or Jews, Nazis or prison screws.

    The identity of person playing the role doesn’t matter as much as we think it does. We are all coerced by what society deems “acceptable behavior”.

    I saw this many times when I was in the Marine Corps. Young men brought preconceived notions of the role from things they had seen on television. Some were under the impression that Marines are all sadists and blood thirsty murderers, and some even fabricated devices for torture and smuggled in brass knuckles and such things.

    Any uniform will do this to a person. It doesn’t have to be a military uniform. It works with any piece of clothing or token like a badge that conveys authority. The role takes over.

  3. DesertPeace said,

    January 13, 2007 at 22:26

    Sad, isn’t it Lenny??
    Yes, there is a designation on Israeli ID Cards…. until about 4 years ago it actually said, Jew, Muslim or Christian. To make this racism not so obvious they changed it to a series of asterics ***
    the number that appears indicates the religion of the holder.

  4. DesertPeace said,

    January 13, 2007 at 22:27

    Frightening, isn’t it Servant? It’s really 1984 all over with ‘Big Brother wathing You’.
    Good link you provided… thanks.

  5. Housewife4Palestine 4 بيت فلسطين said,

    January 14, 2007 at 14:59

    Something I just wanted to mention is something my cousin saw, because I never saw.

    I wonder if the American’s know this since they think they may get special treatment in Israel that their passport means nothing.

    My cousin said he has seen and others verify that American passports have just been thrown in the floor sometimes and stepped on, like trash.

    I wonder if the American’s who especially side with Israel knows this is how they are thought of?

  6. DesertPeace said,

    January 14, 2007 at 15:15

    Some of these Americans you speak of are so blind to the shortcomings of their zionist paradise, they wouln’t even notice a thing like that.

  7. Housewife4Palestine 4 بيت فلسطين said,

    January 14, 2007 at 15:58

    True, but you put it in a funny way.

  8. DesertPeace said,

    January 14, 2007 at 16:14

    Truth can sometimes be very amusing… 🙂

  9. Housewife4Palestine 4 بيت فلسطين said,

    January 15, 2007 at 03:37

    What is the saying, “Truth is stranger then fiction,” and I have found much more interesting.

  10. DesertPeace said,

    January 15, 2007 at 06:52

    Very fitting quote….

  11. Housewife4Palestine 4 بيت فلسطين said,

    January 15, 2007 at 16:40

    Thank you, I thought it was suitable also. 🙂

  12. DesertPeace said,

    January 15, 2007 at 16:43

    🙂


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