ISRAELI APARTHEID HITS THE SUPERMARKETS

“One of the biggest problems today is that Jewish employees at retail chains are assimilating with Arab employees,” said Bentzi Gupstein, one of the anti-assimilation group’s leaders. “Just two weeks ago a Jewish woman working at a branch of Shefa Shuk in Jerusalem left a Haredi home and went to live with an Arab employee she’d met at the store.”

Certificate distributed by right-wing organization Lehava to announce that a business only hires Jews. Photo by: Haaretz

Poster calling to boycott stores where Arabs work with Jewish women spotted in Jerusalem

Campaign by right-wing group Lehava aims to prevent intimate relationships between Jews and Arabs.

“Do you want your grandson to be named Ahmed ben Sarah?” a street poster slapped on the walls of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods inquires, in a not-so-subtle dig at the Yesh retail chain.

The problem the authors of the broadside (pashkevil, in Hebrew ) have is that Yesh, the Haredi arm of the Super-Sol supermarket chain, allows Arab men to work alongside Jewish women.

The poster features the Yesh logo next to a photograph of two employees chatting – or as the poster puts it, “An Arab man courting a daughter of Israel at the Givat Shaul branch.”

TheMarker has discovered that the organization behind the pashkevil is Lehava, a Hebrew acronym for “Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land.” (Don’t confuse it with the Finance Ministry division called Lehava, which is devoted to narrowing digital gaps in Israeli society. )

“One of the biggest problems today is that Jewish employees at retail chains are assimilating with Arab employees,” said Bentzi Gupstein, one of the anti-assimilation group’s leaders. “Just two weeks ago a Jewish woman working at a branch of Shefa Shuk in Jerusalem left a Haredi home and went to live with an Arab employee she’d met at the store.”

“We are publicizing the problem to make people understand that there is a problem, and to encourage people to buy from places that hire Jewish labor. The posters influence the Haredi community,” Gupstein added.

As part of its efforts to prevent any romantic ties between Jewish women and Arab men, Lehava launched riots in Safed and Afula, and demonstrations in Bat Yam and the south Tel Aviv neighborhood of Hatikva.

Super-Sol issued a statement saying the Yesh chain condemns all violent and harmful acts against any sector.

“We will continue to serve all sectors and communities, and are glad to employ thousands of people from all parts of society,” the chain said.

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4 Comments

  1. mark from kentucky said,

    April 22, 2011 at 10:12

    Very Interesting. In America Jews are be hide every liberal agenda you can think off. From race mixing to gun control! Using the media and education to push it. Yet there politicians can’t seem it reasonable to legislate Equal Rights Laws or Anti Hate Crimes over in Israel. Why is that? Because it was a state formed from Jewish Racial Supremacy to start with.
    One standard for them and another for the American Goyem who supports them to the tune of over 3 Billion a year.
    WOW! WHAT CHUTZTPAH!

  2. Rick @ NMC said,

    April 22, 2011 at 16:08

    I have never been to Israel nor am I inclined to. But it seems to me that if the same went on in the states blacks, Jews, Puerto Ricans, etc would be shouting discrimination.

    The obvious fact is that Israel wants Arabs out, not assimilating. This is just going to far. If an Arab man and a Jewish woman want to hook up because they are in love, so be it. It is not the place of the government or some group to tell them different. You may not like it, but if it happens it happens.

  3. Anonymous said,

    April 24, 2011 at 11:25

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