899 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

July 30, 2015: 3 Indicted In Israeli Church Arson
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
One of the assailants, who lives in the haredi city of Bnei Brak, allegedly wrote and and distributed a letter setting out the alleged “necessity” of attacking both non-Jewish institutions like the church and the “necessity” to attack non-Jewish people,...

July 30, 2015: In Recent Radio Interview, Today’s Gay Pride Parade Stabber Said He Would Do Something “Extreme” To Stop Parade
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“If a single person comes and wants to hold the [gay pride] parade, then therefore in order to do something, something extreme is necessary.…these impure people want to defile Jerusalem [and]…the objective — I need to stop this parade." Above:...

July 30, 2015: Cops Knew Haredi Gay Pride Attacker Was Getting Out Of Prison, Failed To Watch Him During Parade
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
How inept is the Israel Police? About as inept as any modern police department can be, it seems. The Times of Israel reports: …Jerusalem District police chief Moshe Adri says police knew Schlissel was released from prison, but didn’t have...

July 30, 2015: Haredi Man Who Stabbed 6 At Jerusalem Gay Pride March Committed Similar Attack In 2005
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Police say the haredi who allegedly stabbed 6 people at today's Jerusalem gay pride parade is Yishai Shlissel, the same person who committed the stabbing attack on the Jerusalem gay pride parade 10 years ago. Above and above right: Yishai...

July 30, 2015: Haredi Man Stabs At least 6 People At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade today. The assailant is allegedly a haredi man. At Least 6 Stabbed By Haredi Man At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com At least four six...

July 29, 2015: Report: Excluded, For God's Sake: Gender Segregation And The Exclusion Of Women In The Public Sphere In Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Israel Religious Action Center (an arm of the Reform Movement) has been a leading force in trying to obtain religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel. It has just released a new report, "Excluded, for God's Sake: Gender Segregation...

July 29, 2015: As Haredim Harass And Assault Non-Jewish Tourists At King David’s Tomb, Israel Police Fail To Act
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
In one incident, a tour guide escorting two tourists was shoved by a haredi man wielding a shtender (lectern). He also blocked the entrance to the prayer room as he screamed at the tourists. The visitors reportedly fled in terror....

July 28, 2015: Report: Haredi Women Help Fuel Israel’s High Tech Boom But Only Get Paid Paid Minimum Wage For Doing So
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Rather than outsource to India for cheap labor, Israel's high tech companies are increasingly setting up centers in haredi areas and hiring haredim, almost all of whom are women, to fill those roles. But the dirty little secret of the...

July 28, 2015: Haredi Girls Schools Ban All Girls Whose Parents Are Employed
Comments: 50 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
In the haredi town of Elad, Israel, work does not pay. More than 100 girls, Sefardim and Ashkenazim, were denied places in the only two girls high school yeshivas (known as seminaries) in Elad for one reason and one reason...

July 26, 2015: Jews Locked Inside Israeli Conservative Shul With Traps Set To Harm Them
Comments: 34 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“I went out to help her and realized something was blocking it. When I finally managed to open it, I noticed that someone had assembled four [heavy concrete] flowerpots in front of it to block it. Somebody had also tied...

July 24, 2015: Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned In Jewish Hate Crime
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
A small group of generally liberal-leaning Zionist Orthodox and Modern Orthodox rabbis have made a donation to rebuild a damaged Catholic church in northern Israel. Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned...

July 23, 2015: Two Kahane Supporters Who Burned Jewish-Arab School Get “Harsh” Prison Sentences
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Xenophobia
After the court hearing was over, the brothers said burning the school was "worth the price" and then burst into triumphant songs praising God as they were led away by guards. Above: "Kahane was right" painted on the school, November...

July 12, 2015: Suspects Arrested In 2 Israeli Church Arsons
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Religion, Religion & State
The suspects’ attorneys work for the right-wing neo-Kahanist legal aid organization Honeinu, likely meaning the suspects are extreme right-wing West Bank Jewish settlers, their close supporters, or members of other neo-Kahanist groups like, for example, Lehava, a racist anti-race-mixing organization...

July 8, 2015: Haredi MKs Lash Out At Non-Orthodox Jewish Movements
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
"Take the United States and Canada and see what percentage of assimilation [there is]. The Reform and Conservative movements are the cause of it. Here [in Israel] there is no assimilation because everyone lives together and everything is done according...

July 7, 2015: Right-Wing Self-Appointed "Sanhedrin" Threatens To Put Pope, Vatican On Trial
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
“We require from you an apology for your recognizing as a nation those who stole the land, those who are known as the Palestinian Authority, and we are informing the Vatican that the sole God given right to the land...

July 7, 2015: Reform Jews Not Jews, Israel’s Haredi Minister Of Religious Services Says
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
“A Reform Jew, from the moment he stops following Jewish law, I cannot allow myself to say that he is a Jew." Above: David Azoulay Reform Jews Not Jews, Israel’s Haredi Minister Of Religious Services Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

July 6, 2015: Many Ashkenazi Haredim Oppose Anti-Sefardi Discrimination In Haredi Schools – Even Though Their Rabbis Do Not
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
14.1% of haredim polled demanded "government control [be exerted] because the current quota system [employed against Sefardim by Ashkenazi haredi schools] is racial discrimination” while just under 50% wished top haredi leaders would intervene and deal with the discrimination. Many...

July 5, 2015: What The Latest Jerusalem Stoning Attack Says About Israeli Law Enforcement
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
The haredim stoned several Arab cars before striking the passenger-side window of the car the woman was in, resulting in abrasions from the shattered glass. Above: file photo from 2011 The Jerusalem Post has an update on Arutz Sheva's earlier...

July 5, 2015: Haredim Stone Arab Cars, Injuring Woman And Prompting Melee
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A group of haredim on Haim Bar-Lev Street stoned cars driven by Arabs, reportedly injuring an Arab woman and damaging two cars. Above: Haredim stoning police in Mea Shearim in July 2011 Haredim Stone Arab Cars, Injuring Woman And Prompting...

July 1, 2015: Jewish-Arab Grade School Hit With Second Racist Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
In November, the school was also hit with a similar attack that also included arson. Right-wing Jewish extremists with Sefardi haredi affiliations admitted to that attack after they were arrested. All three were members of the right-wing neo-Kahanist Lehava organization....

June 28, 2015: Will Haredim Be Able To Accept US $10 Bills If A Woman's Face Is On Them? A Haredi Editor Speaks Out
Comments: 67 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The editor of Country Vues, a haredi newspaper in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, was asked by a letter writer what haredim will do if a female face is put on the US $10 bill as planned. After...

June 23, 2015: Haredim Stage Fake Bar Mitzvah Ceremony For Disabled Kids In Order To Usurp Conservative Movement
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The kids were giving six months pf bar mitzvah training in a special program run by the Conservative Movement, but haredim blocked the kids' bar mitzvah ceremony – in part with the help of Israel's president, Reuven "Ruby" Rivlin –...

June 22, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Plan Massive Demonstration Today Against Attorney General, State Prosecutor And Police
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ethiopian Jewish community activists say they will stage their largest protest against racism, police brutality and government apathy to date later today in Tel Aviv. The protest is a direct response to Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinsten’s decision not to...

June 21, 2015: Strong Majority Of Israeli Jews Want Conservative And Reform Rabbis To Have Equal Legal Status With Rabbis Who Are Orthodox And Haredi, New Poll Finds
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“A president cannot be president exclusively for the Orthodox and cannot turn the presidential residence into an Orthodox synagogue. It is regretful that a president otherwise so sensitive to the rights of different sectors and of the disenfranchised in society...

June 21, 2015: Why Can't Israel Solve Its Church-Burnings?
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rants / Editorials , Religion, Religion & State
The profile of Christian-haters is found at the seam between ultranationalist racists and religious-theological groups. To date, no arsonists involved in setting fire to religious sites have been caught, but the Jerusalem police has some experience with those who spit...

June 18, 2015: Women Of The Wall Commit Hate Crimes Against Haredim Through Their Torah Readings, Haredi Political Leader Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
“Vandals in both places are to be condemned,” Eichler continued, “since they can bring hate crimes in Israel and the entire world. Whoever condemns, and justifiably so, hate crimes against Christians and understands it can bring bloodshed, must condemn the...

June 18, 2015: Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In Likely Hate Crime Arson
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Church of the Multiplication Loaves and Fishes located at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee was heavily damaged early Thursday morning in what clearly appears to be another "price tag" hate crime arson. Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In...

June 17, 2015: Israel’s Haredi Minister Of Religious Affairs Calls Reform Movement “A Disaster For The Nation Of Israel”
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Millions of Reform Jews in Israel and in the Diaspora have had it with the ugly lashings out of haredi politicians. If Minister Azoulay cannot function as minister for all the citizens of Israel, then he should resign,” Rabbi Gilad...

June 15, 2015: Despite Video Evidence Of Police Brutality, Israel’s AG Decides Not To Prosecute Officer Who Beat Unarmed Ethiopian Jewish Soldier
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A policeman caught on security camera footage beating an unarmed IDF soldier who is originally from Ethiopia will not face criminal charges despite the video evidence. The decision was made by Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein yesterday after both State...

June 14, 2015: IDF Gives Slap On The Wrist To Nahal Haredi Soldiers Who Roughed Up And Shouted Slurs At Unarmed Palestinian Man
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Late today, the IDF quickly tried and convicted the soldiers from the Nahal Haredi brigade caught on video beating an unarmed Palestinian man, Shadi al-Ghabbashy, in the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah Friday. IDF Gives Slap On The Wrist To...

June 14, 2015: Nahal Haredi Soldiers Caught On Video Beating Unarmed Restrained Palestinian Man
Comments: 61 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
IDF soldiers from the IDF's Nahal Haredi brigade, were caught on video beating a Palestinian man Friday after he was restrained by them. Worse, the entire confrontation with the man appears to have been instigated by the soldiers. Nahal Haredi...

June 8, 2015: Since 2009, Israel’s Governments Granted Zero Asylum Requests To Darfur Refugees
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
Data from Israel’s Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority shows that 3,165 Sudanese nationals – almost all from the horrifically war-torn Darfur region where slaughter of Christians and African Muslims by Arab tribes was commonplace – filed asylum requests between...

June 7, 2015: Israeli President Blames "Obstinacy" Of Conservative Movement For Its Exclusion From Bar Mitzvah Event For Its Own Disabled Children
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
In what can only be called Orwellian doublespeak at its most grotesque, the president of Israel, Reuven "Ruby" Rivlin, is blaming the Conservative Movement after Rivlin excluded it from a bar mitzvah ceremony for disabled children – children the Conservative...

June 7, 2015: Israel’s President Allegedly Lies To Leaders Of The Conservative Movement, Excludes Conservative Rabbi From Bar Mitzvah Ceremony For The Disabled Kids He Taught
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Leaders of the Conservative Movement are furious after Israel’s president, Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, welched on his promise to host a bar mitzvah ceremony for disabled children that would include the children’s Conservative rabbi. Instead, Rivlin is hosting the ceremony –...

June 5, 2015: Equality and Human Rights Commission Says Belz Women Driving Ban Is Illegal
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has now told the Belz hasidic sect that its ban on women driving and its threat to expel from the sect's schools all the children of mothers who violate it is illegal. The Guardian...

June 4, 2015: So-Called Secular-Religious “Unity” Commemoration Event Bars Female Singers, Allegedly At Rabbis’ Request
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The Zionist Orthodox Makor Chaim Yeshiva high school allegedly requested that no females be allowed to sing at the “Unity Day” event slated to be held last night at the Dror high school, and that “dialogue circles” held during the...

June 3, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Clash With Police In Tel Aviv
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Approximately 200 Ethiopian Jews clashed with Israel Police in Tel Aviv today during an un-permitted protest against alleged police racism and brutality and against institutional anti-Ethiopian discrimination in Israeli society. Above: Ethiopian Jews protest racism in this 2012 file photo...

June 3, 2015: Russian Prosecutors Raid Chabad School Over Books That Allegedly Teach Students To Hate Non-Jews
Comments: 34 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Religion, Religion & State
Chabad’s Or Avner school in Yekaterinburg (Russia’s third largest city) was raided last week and books were confiscated after a parent complained the students were being taught to hate non-Jews. Russian Prosecutors Raid Chabad School Over Books That Allegedly Teach...

June 3, 2015: Haredi-Controlled School District Needs A State-Appointed Fiscal Monitor And Enhanced State Oversight, Head Of Board Of Regents Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
"…When there is overwhelming evidence that a local school board has persistently failed to act in the best interests of its public school students, the state must act. The Legislature will adjourn on June 17, so time is running out.…"...

June 2, 2015: Satmar Hasidic School Allegedly Called African-American Bus Driver A “Monkey,” Made Him Work Long Hours Of Unpaid Overtime
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
The only African-American bus driver at a hasidic school in Brooklyn was routinely referred to with racial slurs such as “monkey” and “blackie,” Newsweek reported today. Satmar Hasidic School Allegedly Called African-American Bus Driver A “Monkey,” Made Him Work Long...

June 2, 2015: Haredi MK Says Arrest Arabs Who Throw Stones But Not Jews Who Do, Prompting Leading Haredi Rabbi To Publicly Lash Out At Him
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Arabs are trying to destroy the state and kill Jews, Eichler had recently said, and therefore they should be arrested and prosecuted when they throw stones. But haredi stone-throwers are just expressing their frustration and protesting the IDF draft of...

June 2, 2015: Haredim Again Try To Prevent Christians From Entering Complex That Houses King David’s Purported Tomb
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
For the second day in a row, a group of haredi yeshiva students tried to block Greek Orthodox Christians from entering the compound that houses both the purported tomb of King David and the room where the Last Supper was...

June 1, 2015: At King David's Tomb, Israeli Police Illegally Allow Haredim To Limit Legally-Protected Christian Prayer
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Many Jews may find it distasteful that Christians are given (very restricted) access to pray at King David's purported tomb just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. But the religious status quo and Israeli law allows it. Yet rather than...

May 31, 2015: Haredim, Other Jews Try To Stop Christians From Praying At Purported Site Of The Last Supper
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“We have gathered here to sanctify God’s name. The debasement of this holy place will not be allowed to take place." Above: the entrance to the complex Haredim, Other Jews Try To Stop Christians From Praying At Purported Site Of...

May 30, 2015: Cop Who Beat Ethiopian IDF Soldier In Apparently Unprovoked Attack Says He Did Nothing Wrong
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"He's of no interest to me, and I don't think he's acting according to his own free will," Y. says of Pakada. "In my opinion, he's been used and they're still using him. When I saw him with Bibi [the...

May 29, 2015: Black Converts Illegally Denied Israeli Citizenship For Almost 5 Years Finally Get It
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
After a long legal battle, Israel’s Interior Ministry finally agreed to follow Israeli law and recognize the conversions of a large African-American family who subsequently moved to Israel and sought citizenship under the Law of Return. Black Converts Illegally Denied...

May 26, 2015: UPDATED – As Part Of Alleged Haredi Housing Scam, Haredim Told To Only Sell Homes To Jews
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Yiddish email calls on Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and surrounding areas to only sell apartments and homes to other Jews, not to non-Jews, which it refers to as the "uncircumcised." But what the email really reveals is a scam to...

May 18, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Protest Israeli Racism And Discrimination In Tel Aviv
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“We wish to show that things haven’t dissipated – we’re continuing to protest. Nothing has been done for 30 years and we want to show the prime minister that this time we are not giving in. Even if he commits...

May 17, 2015: Israel Was Wrong To Close Its Doors To Ethiopian Jews For Decades, Israeli Racism And Discrimination Against Them Must End, Israeli President Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin made statements today in support of Ethiopian Jews and against racism at the national memorial ceremony for the thousands of Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel...

May 17, 2015: Jews And Palestinians Violently Riot In Old City
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Jews and Palestinians fought at Damascus Gate in the Arab Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City today as Zionist Orthodox right-wing Jews waving Israeli flags marched in honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). Meanwhile, haredi children stoned firefighters in another Jerusalem...

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