819 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

March 30, 2015: 5 Babies Of African Asylum Seekers Die In Ad Hoc Daycare Centers In Tel Aviv Over Past Two Months, Government Slow To Act
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
Five babies of African asylum seekers died in ad hoc daycare centers in South Tel Aviv over the past eight weeks, and dozens more reportedly died in similar unsafe, overcrowded and unsanitary ad hoc centers under similar circumstances over the...

March 29, 2015: Obama Is Haman, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Says
Comments: 53 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
In rabbinic thought, Haman is considered the archenemy of the Jewish people, the prototype for all anti-Semites who followed after him – like for example, Hitler. Obama Is Haman, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi Shlomo Riskin,...

March 28, 2015: Satmar Falsely Claims Its Kiryas Joel Yeshiva Does Not Discriminate By "Race, Color Or Ethnic Origin"
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bad Spin , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion
Satmar has now taken out an ad that deceptively claims its Yeshivah Gedolah (i.e., its high school-level yeshiva) linked to the Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel, New York does not discriminate by "race, color national and ethnic origin." Satmar...

March 26, 2015: Video: Yossi Gestetner Interviewed About Grotesque Video Smearing Opponents Of Haredi Community In Rockland County
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidic PR hack Yossi Gestetner's Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) has released a disgusting video that smears opponents of the haredi community as anti-Semites and potential terrorists without ever once mentioning the very real misbehavior of many haredim....

March 22, 2015: Will Israel Survive The Premiership Of Benjamin Netanyahu?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Rants / Editorials
“There is a rightist public that is deeply connected to Likud that Netanyahu reached in the final days. He used the most fraudulent and racist utterances that exist. And it worked.…something should be learned from the principal motif that caused...

March 20, 2015: On Eve Of Election, Netanyahu Promised Chabad He Will Never Cede Land To Arabs, Palestinians
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the eve of this week’s Knesset elections and desperate for a win as opinion polls showed his Likud Party floundering – largely because of his own unpopularity – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a prominent Israeli haredi man...

March 20, 2015: Leaked EU Report Harshly Condemns Israel, Urges Sanctions And Says Arab-Jewish Tensions In Jerusalem At Near-All-Time High
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
A leaked EU report on the status of Jerusalem warns that the city has reached a dangerous level of “polarisation and violence” more severe than anything since the end of the second Intifada in 2005. It places much of the...

March 20, 2015: Charges To Be Dropped Against One Hasidic Shomrim Member Indicted For Gang Assault
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Charges one of the five indicted hasidic Shomrim street patrol members who allegedly savagely beat a gay black man walking home from a party in the early hours of December 1, 2013 reportedly will be dropped. Above and above right:...

March 19, 2015: Conservative Rabbis Condemn Prime Minister Netanyahu Over Divisive Racist Comments
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Religion
"…On Election Day, March 17, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that Israel was endangered by Israeli Arabs exercising their right to vote. ‘The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls,’ said Prime...

March 18, 2015: How Netanyahu Won
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
"…[T]he polls published last week, before the polling blackout began, which showed Likud trailing by an average of four seats, were pretty accurate. They were spot on when it came to the size of the Zionist Union and of the...

March 18, 2015: Likud Wins Surprise Decisive Victory After Netanyahu Demagogues On Election Day
Comments: 41 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
After warning Jewish Israelis on election day that Arabs were coming out to vote in droves and they better rush to the polls to save Israel from the Arab-Israeli onslaught – a level of overt racism never before exhibited by...

March 8, 2015: Halakha Of The Day: What To Do If You're Bentching In The Home Of A Goy
Comments: 38 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Halakha
"If one eats in a goy’s house or in a similar place, for example a hotel belonging to a goy, there is a discussion in Halacha about changing the Nusach of Bentching, such that instead of saying Horachamon Hu Yishlach...

March 5, 2015: Purim In Borough Park May Shock You – And Terrify Non-Jewish Neighbors
Comments: 62 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim
In Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, Purim customs die hard. In fact, one old (and very limited) Purim custom, hanging Haman and his sons in effigy, has been revived there. But in this version, Haman and his sons are dressed...

February 26, 2015: Jerusalem Christian Seminary Torched In Apparent Racist Hate Crime
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
The seminary was set on fire and its walls were painted with nationalist and racist graffiti, including the slogans “Jesus is a son of a whore” and “Redemption of Zion.” Above: The fire's aftermath (Jerusalem Fire Department) Jerusalem Christian Seminary...

February 25, 2015: Human Rights Watch: Israel Fails African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Government statistics just released show that of 3,165 Sudanese asylum applications lodged since 2009, Israel has recognized a grand total of zero. Almost 2,200 of them are still waiting for an answer. Of 2,408 Eritreans who lodged asylum claims, 4...

February 25, 2015: Mosque Burned In Another Alleged West Bank Jewish Settler Hate Crime
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
"At one o'clock we heard screaming from the people of the village and realized the mosque was on fire. More than three hundred people awoke and we managed to put it out. After that we saw the writing, racist writing....

February 16, 2015: British Government Forces Racist Chabad Rabbi Off Interfaith Charity's Board
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, a controversial rabbi from a prominent Chabad family, was forced off the Faith Matters interfaith anti-extremism charity last week after his racist remarks posted on social media were exposed by a Palestinian news agency. Schochet has remained...

February 15, 2015: British Chabad Rabbi Calls Convert "Idiot," Says She Should Marry A Non-Jew
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Religion
A female convert to Judaism who later fell in love with a non-Jewish man an "idiot" who should "do the moral thing, give back [her] conversion certificate and embrace the life [she was] meant to live – as a non-Jew,...

February 9, 2015: Jewish Settler Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Anti-Arab Hate Crime
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
The sentence is reportedly the longest ever given for similar anti-Arab hate crimes. Above: (file photo) "price tag" and a Jewish star spray-painted on an Arab house Jewish Settler Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Anti-Arab Hate Crime Shmarya...

February 9, 2015: Prominent Chabad Rabbi Kicked Off Anti-Extremism Interfaith Charity After His Racist Remarks Exposed
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet was reportedly kicked off the board of the London, England-based Faith Matters interfaith charity today after racist remarks he made on Twitter were exposed by a Palestinian news agency last week. Schochet was appointed to the Faith...

February 5, 2015: Petition Filed To Disqualify Openly Racist Kahanist, Right-Wing Party, From Elections Due To Racism
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
A petition has reportedly been filed with Justice Salim Jubran, the chairman of Israel’s Central Election Committee, asking Jubran to disqualify extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane’s former Knesset aide, Baruch Marzel, from running for Knesset. Marzel is a top member of...

February 1, 2015: Extremist Zionist Orthodox Knesset Candidate Refuses To Shake Hands With Arab-Israeli Judge
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
I’m not in the habit of shaking hands with people who are against us, the people of Israel and the State of Israel, Baruch Marzel reportedly said. Above: Baruch Marzel Extremist Zionist Orthodox Knesset Candidate Refuses To Shake Hands With...

January 29, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard Right-Wing Ashkenazi Racist Party
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
Eli Yishai's new political party, Yachad - Ha'am Itanu, has joined with the hard right-wing neo-Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party to form a joint list for the upcoming Knesset elections. Above: Eli Yishai Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard...

January 28, 2015: "If Jews, God Forbid, Become Friends With Goyyim, God Will Punish [the Jews]," Hasidic Children's Storybook Says
Comments: 47 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim
"If Jews, God forbid!, become friends with goyyim [gentiles], God will punish them [the Jews]!" So teaches a hasidic children's storybook. Please click to enlarge: [Via: ChasiDick WTF moments.]

January 23, 2015: Mob Of Orthodox Jews Attack, Beat Druze IDF Veteran In Random Act Of Racist Violence
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
"Blood ran down all over me – my head, my ears and on my shirt. I have no idea who they are. They just saw me speaking Arabic and I have no idea why they chose to harass me specifically."...

January 20, 2015: US Supreme Court Rules Muslim Prisoner Can Grow Beard: Agudath Israel Of America, OU Hail Decision
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Religion
"Hair on the head is a more plausible place to hide contraband than a 1/2 inch beard—and the same is true of an inmate’s clothing and shoes. Nevertheless, the [state] does not require inmates to go about bald, barefoot, or...

January 20, 2015: Community Groups Press NYC Mayor Over Satmar Hasidic Housing Discrimination Against Blacks And Latinos
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
More than 40 community activist groups say the hasidic developers are reserving apartments for fellow hasidim and excluding non-Jews – especially Latinos and Blacks. Above: The Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum Community Groups Press NYC Mayor Over Satmar Hasidic...

January 20, 2015: Director Of Film That Smears A President And Excises Jews Now Says Film Is Accurate History
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Film , History
People who are upset by her smear of President Lyndon Johnson, Ava DuVernay says, should be happy that people are now talking about him with regard to his civil rights legacy and not Viet Nam. And what about the rabbis...

January 19, 2015: Why Does New Film On Seminal Civil Rights March Cut Out Jews?
Comments: 24 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism
There has been much discussion in the media over the past week since the Oscar nominations were made public about Hollywood's alleged racism. Most of it focused on the fact that that the film Selma, about the historic 1965 civil...

January 16, 2015: Under Threat From High Court, Government To Install Heat For African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
Temperatures dropped to around zero degrees Celsius, and last week many of the approximately 2,300 African asylum seekers detained in Holot complained that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) had confiscated their personal space heaters. All of the rooms in Holot...

January 15, 2015: Is Iconic Hasidic Camera Store Violating Fair Employment Law?
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
On a recent trip to B&H, the salespeople — designated by their green vests — appear near evenly split between observant Jews and non-Jews. Nearly all are male and only two women are seen in green vests during 45 minutes...

January 15, 2015: Racist Rabbi Praises Racist Organization, Justifies Arson Of Jewish-Arab School In Article Published On Chabad’s Israel Website
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Not only is the mall crawling with Arabs luring poor daughters of Israel into their nets, not ceasing by day or night, but the entire main street of Kiryat Haim, Ya’alon’s birthplace, is full of decorated spruce trees. Cafes and...

January 13, 2015: Bilingualism Changes Children’s Beliefs
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Science
Although these communities were not studied, the study appears to show that hasidic communities whose schools teach only in Yiddish and whose public life in conducted only in Yiddish predispose hasidic children to have essentialist (and therefore fundamentalist) beliefs in...

January 12, 2015: Reform Movement Moves To Stop Haredi Gender Segregation On Planes
Comments: 35 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Soon it just might be that haredi men who refuse to take their seats on planes until the woman sitting in the adjoining seat is forced to move will be removed from the plane (and even arrested) rather than be...

January 11, 2015: Israeli Newspaper Gets Waves Of Death Threats Over Cartoon – Threats That Came From Israel’s Jewish Right-Wing, Not From Radical Islam
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
“We must do what the terrorists did to them in France, but at Haaretz." "Why is there no terror attack at Haaretz?” “Let the terrorists eliminate them." “With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in...

January 11, 2015: 16 Haredi Teens Arrested For Allegedly Harassing, Assaulting Minority Bus Drivers
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The gang regularly boarded a Saturday night midnight bus that runs from the largest shopping mall in Petah Tikva to Elad. If the driver was a minority – an Ethiopian Jew or an Arab-Israeli – the teens would terrorize them,...

January 11, 2015: African Asylum Seekers Detained In Remote Desert Location With Inadequate Heat And Blankets, Government Confiscates Space Heaters
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
As snow blanketed much of Israel, African asylum seekers held against their will at the Holot detention facility in the Negev Desert shivered in their beds under piles of clothes to try to ward off the extreme cold made worse...

January 9, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Brutality In Israel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
6 months after he went missing and was later found dead, the family and friends of Ethiopian-Israeli Yosef Salamsa hold a 3-day march to Jerusalem to protest the racist police brutality he experienced 4 months before his death, which they...

January 6, 2015: Transgender Woman Denied Entrance To Kotel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Kay Long went to the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem’s Old City to day to place a prayer note in the Wall. But when she got there, an Orthodox female guard at the women’s entrance reportedly refused to let her...

January 6, 2015: Haredi-Run Hospital Denies Fertility Treatments To Unmarried Women, Women Married In Civil Ceremonies
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
"It's unthinkable that an Israeli hospital decides not to treat people who do not live their life according to the halakha. Providing medical care cannot depend on the way people choose to live, and Laniado's conduct is a serious case...

January 5, 2015: In Yet Another Self-Inflicted Black Eye For Israel, Israel’s Airport Security Profiles Prominent Black American Jew
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
Ben-Gurion Airport security put Michael W. Twitty in an all Black and Arab security line, badgered him, treated him rudely, took his belongings and otherwise treated him badly – even though he's a Jew and was in Israel as an...

January 5, 2015: Government Moves To Ban Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Group
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel
Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has reportedly asked legal experts in the Israel Security Agency (better known as the Shin Bet or Shabak) and military to explore the legality of banning the right-wing...

January 4, 2015: Inside Lehava – The Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Israeli Anti-"Racemixing" Organization
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
"The cancer we spoke about in the beginning has offshoots in the Knesset of Israel too," he says. "Thirty years ago, Rabbi Kahane stood up in the Knesset and took out a hangman's noose for traitors, a noose for the...

January 3, 2015: On A Jerusalem Street, A Racist Encounter With Haredim
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel
"I remember my wife, who's Asian-American, was walking down a street in Jerusalem, where we lived at the time. And an ultra-Orthodox couple walked up to her and said, excuse me, do you speak English? And she said, yes, I...

December 31, 2014: Jewish Settlers Allegedly Throw Firebomb Inside Occupied Palestinian House In New Hate Crime Attack
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Two masked men broke the home's window at about 4:00 am and threw the firebomb inside into the living room while 10 people were sleeping inside house. The word "revenge" was also painted on the side of the house. Above:...

December 26, 2014: Police Drop Case Against Alleged Hate Crime Monastery Arsonist
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Moshe Auerbach will not be prosecuted for the price tag hate crime arson of the Latrun Monastery. Above: Jesus is a monkey painted on the monastery wall Police Drop Case Against Alleged Hate Crime Monastery Arsonist Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

December 23, 2014: 2 West Bank Settlers Get Unprecedented 30-Month Sentence For Price Tag Hate Crimes
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
The sentence is reportedly the longest ever handed down for a price tag hate crime. In fact, until the US began publicly chiding Israel over anti-Arab, anti-Christian and anti-Muslim hate crimes earlier this year, the vast majority of perpetrators of...

December 21, 2014: Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel Police arrested eight more members of the radical right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization today for allegedly inciting racist violence, Ynet reported, but then released four of them shortly afterward. Above: Bentzion "Bentzi" Gopstein Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested...

December 21, 2014: One Day in Prison: Brooklyn DA Does Sweetheart Plea Deal With Chabad Street Patrol Member Who Beat Innocent Black Teen
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson dropped hate crime charges against Yitzchak Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira street patrol who used a police baton in 2008 to attack a young black man. Shuchat fled to Israel and fought extradition...

December 17, 2014: Head Of Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Group Remanded By Court
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, the head of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist group Lehava, arrested along with nine other Lehava members Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racist violence, was remanded to custody by a Jerusalem judge. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein (sometimes...

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