RACISM IN ISRAEL GETTING UGLIER BY THE MINUTE


A rally of Jewish nationalists who seek to expel foreign infiltrators ‘that are taking over the southern part of Tel Aviv.’ The interviews that he conducts on the street show a disturbed society in crisis.

Israeli racism turns its ugly head in south Tel Aviv

Posted by Joseph Dana

Racism in Israel is nothing new. There is racism against Palestinians, against Arabs, against non-Jews. There is racism between Jews from Europe and Jews from Arab countries. In our racism, we are no different from many other Western countries. However, the past year in Israel has seen an a significant increase in the number of racially motivated attacks on foreign workers and Palestinians by gangs of Jewish nationalists who seek to ‘cleanse Israel of non Jewish and dangerous elements.’ The problem is reaching endemic proportions as lawmakers have largely remained silent and the crimes continue unabated.

David Sheen, an Israeli journalist with Haaretz, has been quietly documenting the rise of racism in Tel Aviv. His latest video (below) is a look into the ugly work of nationalism which is the foundation of the current spike in racist attacks. In the video, Sheen attends a rally of Jewish nationalists who seek to expel foreign infiltrators ‘that are taking over the southern part of Tel Aviv.’ The interviews that he conducts on the street show a disturbed society in crisis.

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5 Comments

  1. J Rouch, san jose, ca said,

    April 11, 2011 at 17:56

    When you call yourself god’s chosen people, how can you not be racist?

  2. April 11, 2011 at 19:06

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  3. ewingsc said,

    April 12, 2011 at 01:26

    Great video – well done !

  4. mikael said,

    April 12, 2011 at 09:45

    The biggest problem facing Israel and its citicens are their own coccy ignorance and arogance. Thats something others see clearly in Israel, but they do not.
    This has crushed them before,it will crush them again, and wile they blame everybody else(like any wacco will do), they disovels themselfs from whithin.
    In history it has happened before, and it boils down to just a matter of time.
    Always.

    “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    — Abraham Lincoln

  5. Dean said,

    April 13, 2011 at 01:45

    I was laughing during the segment where the guy is freaking out about Africans in Europe migrating to Israel. He doesn’t want an African migration to displace Jews like the Jewish migration displaced Palestinians. Takes one to know one. What goes around comes around.

    Do unto others before they can do it to you. That’s in the Bible, right?


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