88 posts categorized "Refugees"

August 11, 2014: A Word On Iraqi Genocide
Comments: 27 | Categories: Rants / Editorials , Refugees
Iraq is our mess. We made, and we need to clean it up. That includes rescuing Iraqi minorities facing imminent genocide – whether Obama wants to or not. Editorial I just heard Marie Harf, the Deputy Spokesperson of the US...

July 10, 2014: Frightened African Asylum Seekers Allegedly Not Given Missile Safety Information
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , Refugees , Terrorism
African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv – almost all of whom are legally refugees under international law but who have not been treated as such by Israel – reportedly say they have not received instructions on what to do when...

June 30, 2014: Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers From Marching To Freedom
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
On Sunday, Israeli police used force to break up a three-day desert sit-in by hundreds of African asylum seekers who fled a detention center and marched toward Israel’s border with Egypt. Israeli Police Use Force To Stop African Asylum Seekers...

June 23, 2014: Israel's Abysmal Record On Helping Non-Jewish Refugees Highlighted
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
World Refugee Day was Friday. Here in black and white are the facts of Israel's abysmal track record on helping non-Jewish refugees. Friday was World Refugee Day, and Israel again stood out among developed nations for its abysmal track record...

June 20, 2014: Female Circumcision Likely Began As A Means To Ward Off Vaginal Infections And Diseases Where Water Was Scarce, New Research Seems To Show
Comments: 17 | Categories: Circumcision , History , Refugees , Religion
New research conducted for the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has reportedly found that female circumcision, known more commonly in the West as female genital mutilation (FGM), is prevalent in areas of the country where water resources...

June 11, 2014: Government Has Blanket Ban Stopping All African Asylum Seekers, No Matter How Sincere, From Converting To Judaism
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
If you’re black, African and fleeing violence, terror, slavery and persecution, don’t expect to convert to Judaism in Israel. Government Has Blanket Ban Stopping All African Asylum Seekers, No Matter How Sincere, From Converting To Judaism Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 20, 2014: Israel Keeps Out Swedish Tourist Simply Because She’s Black And Of African Origin
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
“The [Border Authority] was apparently relating to one fact that isn’t typical of Swedish citizens – that the appellant is of Eritrean origin. It’s inconceivable that the respondent would discriminate against citizens of the same country solely because of their...

April 22, 2014: Israel’s Uncomfortable History Of Racism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Refugees
Writing in the Forward, the Jerusalem Post's opinion editor Seth Frantzman lists some recent and some not so recent examples of Israeli racism. And while his attempt to show American Jews how deeply racist much of Israeli society can be...

April 12, 2014: Activists Hold Passover Seder Outside Detention Center For African Asylum Seekers In Southern Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
Israeli activists and African asylum seekers living in Tel Aviv held an alternative Passover seder event Friday outside the Holot detention center in the Negev desert, where 1,800 African asylum seekers are currently being held. Tablet Magazine reports: Israeli activists...

April 4, 2014: Israel “Voluntarily” Deporting African Refugees To Rwanda
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Israel is deceptively – and arguably illegally – flying African asylum seekers to Rwanda with false promises of acceptance and work. Israel “Voluntarily” Deporting African Refugees To Rwanda Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel is deceptively – and arguably illegally –...

March 17, 2014: As The Israeli Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers, Elderly Holocaust Survivors Act To Help The Refugees
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , Refugees
“When I saw the people waiting here my heart broke. When I see people who fled their homes and were left with nothing, I cannot stay silent – I was in that situation too, we too were refugees. The Israeli...

February 18, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Running On Right Wing Anti-Immigration Slate Infuriates Some When He Refuses To Shake Women’s Hands
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Refugees
A Chabad rabbi, 31-year-old Shneur Zalman Odze told the members of the right wing populist anti-immigrant UK Independence Part (UKIP) that he will not shake women’s hands due to his religious beliefs, offending many party activists and prompting at least...

January 13, 2014: African Refugees' Baby Stabbed In The Head, Suffers Brain Damage
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees
“I’m sorry that I came. My friends who escaped to Canada and the United States have rights, and get treated properly. What do we have here?” he says. “Every day since the stabbing [of my baby daughter], I’m sorry that...

December 29, 2013: Israel's Deplorable Record On Refugees
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Since Israel’s creation in 1948, it has granted refugee status to fewer than 200 asylum seekers – even though tens of thousands of asylum seekers clearly qualified. Israel is now reportedly refusing to renew tourist visas and temporary work visas...

December 17, 2013: As African Refugees Protest "Open" Detention Center, UN Says Israel Violates International Law
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Sefardim
Israel repeatedly and intentionally violated international law and the treaties it signed in order to persecute African asylum seekers, UN says. As African Refugees Protest, UN Criticizes Israel’s African Refugee Policy Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel's policy toward African refugees...

November 21, 2013: In Another Blow To African Refugees, Israel Violates International Law And Agreements, Will Deny All Foreigners Born In Israel Birth Certificates
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
The existence of this draconian decision was included in papers on a separate case filed by the government with the High Court of Justice Monday. In that case, the government’s existing policy of refusing to include the father's name on...

September 18, 2013: High Court Rules That Extended Detention Of African Refugees Without Trial Is Illegal, Right Wing And Haredi MKs Vow To Ignore Or Skirt Ruling
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees
“[The justices and left wing refugee advocates should] take one [African refugee] home to their own area and then talk to me,” Sefardi haredi Shas MK Eli Yishai fumed. He also insisted that African refugees have destroyed southern Tel Aviv...

September 9, 2013: Haifa Man Who Threatened To Burn Ethiopian Jews Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Refugees
In one of those incidents, Benny Lugasi reportedly put a table, chairs and boards in the entryway of the building and set them on fire. He tried to stop residents from putting it out, and told them, “I’ll bring a...

August 30, 2013: Israel To Ship African Refugees To Uganda
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Israel has made a deal to ship African refugees – which Israel continues to illegally label "migrants" and "infiltrators" to Uganda. Uganda – which has a bad human rights record – is taking them in exchange for military and other...

August 29, 2013: Israel Denying African Refugees And Foreign Workers Gas Masks
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Mass deportations of Eritrean refugees is also planned for after Rosh Hashana despite international law and treaties Israel signed which prohibit it. Even foreign workers hired to take care of elderly Israelis denied gas masks. IDF says if crisis develops,...

August 27, 2013: 4 Israelis Arrested For Savage Hate Crimes Against African Refugees
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees
The men, all in their early twenties, were arrested Monday. They allegedly attacked Africans walking in South Tel Aviv, beating them with bottles and sticks, “using great cruelty,” police reportedly said. 4 Israelis Arrested For Savage Hate Crimes Against African...

August 26, 2013: Israel’s Government Allegedly Uses Deception To Deport More African Refugees
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Many, if not most, haredim in Europe in 1939 would have been unable to fluently speak, read or write their native country’s language, and they would have known little of their native country’s history or its government structure. The same...

January 10, 2013: Israel Opens Health Clinic For African Refugees, Then Makes Arrests Of Refugees Just Outside It
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Sefardim , Xenophobia
After Ichilov Hospital got caught last summer trying to separate African “migrants” from Israelis in its clinics and wards, a Health Ministry committee decided that an urgent care clinic should be opened to serve the African refugees. To its credit,...

January 1, 2013: As Kahanists March Against African Refugees, Israel’s Prime Minister Stays Silent
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Dozens of local residents and right-wing activists from across Israel demonstrated last night after learning that an 83-year-old Jewish woman was raped in the backyard of her apartment building near Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station. As Kahanists March Against african...

January 1, 2013: Shas Anti-Refugee Campaign Video Drips With Barely Concealed Racism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Sefardim , Xenophobia
The Sefardi haredi Shas political party prepared an election campaign video commercial made to inflame fear and hatred of African refugees in the hope that would push voters to vote for Shas and its anti-refugee policies in the upcoming elections....

December 29, 2012: OUTRAGE: Man Who Firebombed Occupied African Refugee Kindergarten And Homes To Get No Jail Time
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Sefardim , Xenophobia
The attempted murder by arson of dozens of men, women and children will bring an estimated sentence of only 6 months of community service. Is it open season on African refugees in Benjamin Netanyahu's quasi-democratic Israeli state? Haim Moula OUTRAGE:...

December 3, 2012: Vizhnitz Hasidim Shocked By Sudanese Workers Sleeping Arrangements
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Refugees
Vizhnitz hasidim were reported to be “shocked” to discover yesterday that a secluded “sanctified” room used by the previous two the Vizhnitz Rebbes, the author of Imrei Chayim and his son the author of Yeshuot Moshe, had been “defiled” by...

November 6, 2012: Let Them Eat Sand: Israel Moves To Close African Refugees’ Businesses Due To “Threat” Refugees Pose To Israel
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
"We have no other way to make a living. This is pure racism...some people, if denied the possibility to work for a living, will turn to crime.” Let Them Eat Dust Israel Moves To Close African Refugees’ Businesses Due To...

October 30, 2012: Jail All African Refugees, Haredi Interior Minister Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Sefardim , Xenophobia
"They've painted us as if, heaven forbid, [we were creating] refugee camps," Interior Minister Eli Yishai complained yesterday. "The facilities are almost finished and now I'm in a battle with the human rights organizations and the [state’s] prosecution. I don't...

October 16, 2012: Israel's Treatment Of Refugees Among Worst In The Developed World
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
“We − HIAS, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security − trained Israeli officers to the highest international standards,” he said. “But the [Israeli] system is basically carved out to reject claims. The...

October 15, 2012: Living Conditions In Israel's Refugee Detention Center "Unreasonable," Social Affairs Ministry Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
The Social Affairs Ministry is objecting to the Defense Ministry's handling of the refugee detention center being built in Ketzot near the border with Egypt to hold what Israel call "infiltrators" and what the rest of the world calls "refugees"...

September 27, 2012: Israel, Racism, Xenophobia – And Daycare
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Outside the real estate agent's office, Blessing and her husband stood together with the journalist and biographer Yael Gvirtz.. "People were running in the street with bottles of beer in their hands, and were trying to get others to join...

September 24, 2012: Israeli Zionist Orthodox Woman Stirs Online Flap After Calling African Refugees “Animals”
Comments: 57 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees , Xenophobia
A right wing Zionist Orthodox went to South Tel Aviv on a “safari” and took pictures in which she posed near African refugees who she referred to as “animals.” "There are no signs saying you can't take pictures with the...

August 27, 2012: Eilat Backs Down, Agrees To Enroll African Refugee Children In Public Schools
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Israel’s Ministry of Education and the City of Eilat agreed Sunday to admit African refugee children into the city’s schools after Israel’s High Court of Justice reportedly harshly criticized them during a hearing Thursday. For four years, the city, with...

August 20, 2012: Israeli City Refuses To Enroll African Refugee Children In Its Public Schools
Comments: 53 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Despite a court order, the Eilat is refusing to enroll African refugee children in the city’s public schools. Israeli City Refuses To Enroll African Refugee Children In Its Public Schools Despite a court order, the Eilat is refusing to enroll...

August 17, 2012: Is Female Genital Mutilation A Valid Reason For Gaining Refugee Status In Israel?
Comments: 26 | Categories: Israel , Refugees
Should a family be granted asylum in Israel because if deported back to the Ivory Coast the family's daughter will be forcibly circumcised? The Ivory Coast refugee family, Tel Aviv, Israel Should a family be granted asylum in Israel because...

July 29, 2012: Hundreds Of Holocaust Survivors And Their Children Protest Israel’s Mistreatment Of African Refugees
Comments: 54 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
“Last winter I saw on television dozens of African migrants huddled together in Levinsky Park. The sight was horrible and I decided to help them by giving the migrants food and blankets. During the Holocaust, I had to learn to...

July 12, 2012: Pregnant Woman, Husband Injured In Anti-African Jerusalem Arson
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
A pregnant woman and her husband were injured early this morning after a fire was set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment. Both husband and wife are African refugees from Eritrea. Pregnant Woman, Husband Injured In Anti-African Jerusalem Arson...

July 6, 2012: Elderly African Refugee Attacked And Beaten In Jerusalem
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
A 68-year-old refugee from Eritrea man was reportedly seriously injured by drunk youths who beat the man on Agrippas Street near downtown Jerusalem early Friday morning. A 23-year-old man who tried help the man fend off his attackers was also...

June 21, 2012: Video: Progressive Jews Demand Israel Stop Its Mistreatment Of African Refugees
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
"We, members of the global Jewish community, are appalled and outraged by Israel's abominable treatment of African migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Itself a nation of refugees, Israel should know better than most the torment and horrors endured by those...

June 18, 2012: All African Refugees Requests To Convert To Judaism Have Been Denied
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
All requests from African refugees and “illegal” migrants from Africa to convert to Judaism in Israel have been rejected over the past year, an anonymous source in the Prime Minister's Office says. African refugees in Tel Aviv All African Refugees...

June 18, 2012: 127 South Sudanese Refugees ‘Voluntarily’ Deported
Comments: 53 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Sefardim , Xenophobia
Israel uses threat of indefinite imprisonment, small financial inducements, to force out refugees. 127 South Sudanese Refugees ‘Voluntarily’ Deported Israel uses threat of indefinite imprisonment, small financial inducements, to force out the refugees. Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com 123 Sudanese refugees...

May 29, 2012: Deport African Refugees, Jail Israeli Human Rights Activists, MK Says
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Calling human rights activists “hypocrites” who “would be the first to put haredim and settlers on buses and transfer them," Kadima Party Knesset Member Yulia Shamalov Berkovich told a Knesset committee that, “all human rights activists should be imprisoned and...

May 24, 2012: SHAME: Israelis Riot, Loot, Attack, Stone African Refugees
Comments: 41 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
Dozens of protesters tried to move from the Hatikva neighborhood, where the rally was held, towards Tel Aviv’s Shapira neighborhood, where most African refugees live. They were stopped by police. Protesters attacked a car passing by carrying African immigrants, smashing...

May 21, 2012: Inform On Jews Who Rent Apartments To African Refugees, Haredi Rabbis Say
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion
Rabbis in the Israeli haredi city of Bnei Brak told Jews that it is forbidden to rent apartments to African refugees. But the rabbis went further than they had in previous rulings by also ruling that the Jewish law of...

April 27, 2012: African Refugees Firebombed In Tel Aviv
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Refugees , Xenophobia
Four homes and a kindergarten that serves African refugees were firebombed last night in south Tel Aviv. The homes were were occupied and damage was done, but the refugees were able to escape unharmed. The remains of the torched kindergarten's...

April 20, 2012: Deport African Refugees, Haredi Interior Minister Says
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees , Sefardim
The government aims to deport tens of thousands of foreigners who crossed into Israel illegally, Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared at a conference organized by right-wing groups earlier this week. Israel's Interior Minister and leader of the Sefardi haredi Shas...

April 2, 2012: Send African Refugees Back To A Near Certain Death, Rabbi Says
Comments: 26 | Categories: Ethics , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
“The people of Israel brought the concept of compassion into the world. We are noted for our compassion even by our enemies; Hitler specifically pointed out that we introduced such concepts, and they hated us for it. But excessive compassion...

January 27, 2012: Video: Tel Aviv – A Day In The Life Of A Sudanese Refugee
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
He sleeps in a park with other refugees. He has no job, no food and no shoes. He is hungry and afraid. The government demands huge fines from employers who hire these people. The High Court stayed that law but...

April 16, 2011: Rights Report Finds Problems With How Israel Treats Refugees, Non-Orthodox Jews
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
The United States Department of State's annual report on Human Rights finds problems with how Israel treats its Arab citizens, how it treats West Bank Palestinians, how it seems to ignore or respond slowly to settler violence against Palestinians –...

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