772 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

December 21, 2014: Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, 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: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, 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: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, 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...

December 16, 2014: Israel Police Raid Homes Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Group, Arrest 10
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel Police raided the houses of 10 activists of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization this morning, including the home of Lehava’s chairman, Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, and arrested all 10 men. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein Israel Police Raid Homes Of...

December 15, 2014: Three Sefardi Haredi Members Of The Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Lehava Organization Indicted For Torching Jewish-Arab School
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Three smirking and laughing members of the right-wing neo-Kahanist Lehava organization were indicted today for the hate crime arson of a Jewish-Arab Jerusalem school, the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School. Three Sefardi Haredi Members Of The Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Lehava Organization Indicted...

December 11, 2014: Arsonists Who Burned Jewish-Arab Jerusalem School Members Of Right-Wing Haredi-Zionist Orthodox Racist Extremist Organization, Shin Bet Says
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The racist thugs who allegedly set a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem on fire 12 days ago and smeared anti-Arab and pro-Kahane slogans on its walls have been identified by Israel’s Internal Security Service commonly known as the Shin Bet as...

December 11, 2014: Ashkenazi Haredi Community Allegedly Harasses, Bullies Sefardi Family, Forces Them To Flee City
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The Ashkenazi haredi grammar school Talmud Torah Zichron Gavriel in Zichron Yaakov reopened Wednesday – but without the two Sefardi boys who had earlier been denied admission and then, once finally admitted, were harassed and bullied. The absence of the...

December 10, 2014: In Last Act Before Self-Dissolution, Israel’s Lawmakers Vote To Imprison Black African Asylum Seekers To Preserve “Jewish Character” Of The State
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion
The law allows Israel to detain African asylum seekers – almost every one of them blacks from Eritrea and Southern Sudan – without a trial or judicial hearing for 3 months in closed “detention centers” the rest of the world...

December 9, 2014: Jewish West Bank Settlers Smash Windshields Of Arab Vehicles As Israeli Cops Look On And Do Nothing To Stop Them
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
This unequal and blatantly discriminatory enforcement of the law is what the world sees, and it is through this lens, a lens of racist violence and thuggery of Israel’s own making, that Israel is most often viewed – judged. Two...

December 7, 2014: Arrests – Apparently Of Jewish Extremists – Made In Arson Hate Crime Against Jewish-Arab School In Jerusalem
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The arson took place the night of December 29. Anti-Arab slogans – including “Death to Arabs,” "There's no coexisting with cancer," "Enough assimilation," and “Kahane was right” – were painted on the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School in Jerusalem and the...

December 5, 2014: Zionist Orthodox University Admits Discriminating Against Non-Orthodox Students
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
Bar Ilan University, Israel’s Zionist Orthodox rough equivalent of New York’s Yeshiva University, has been accused of discriminating against non-Orthodox students in housing – and the university has essentially admitted that claim is true, but says that discrimination is justified....

December 4, 2014: Ashkenazi Haredi School Closed For Discriminating Against Sefardi Kids Whose Father Uses A 'Non-Kosher' Cellphone
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Ashkenazi haredim – especially many hasidic groups – have long objected to having Sefardim study alongside their children, and they have repeatedly violated the law to ensure their ‘pure’ children are not ‘contaminated’ by Sefardim. In this new case, the...

December 1, 2014: Government Closes Ashkenazi Haredi School That Discriminated Against Sefardi Girls Because Top Haredi Rabbis Ordered Them To
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
"[T]he mayor received instructions both verbally and in writing from the great Torah scholars Rabbis Aharon Leib Steinman, Chaim Kanievsky, Gershon Edlestein, and Rabbi Moshe Hillel Hirsh, who said he should work for the good of both schools. Unfortunately, due...

November 30, 2014: Tel Aviv Orthodox Synagogue Hit With Apparent Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A Tel Aviv synagogue headed by a liberal Zionist Orthodox rabbi was hit with what appears to be an anti-Orthodox hate crime directly linked to the proposed Jewish State Bill that many legal experts, including Israel’s own attorney general, believe...

November 30, 2014: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: Media "Liars;" I Never Called For Collective Punishment Of Arabs
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
In a bizarre radio interview, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky claims the media are "liars," that "the Geneva Convention doesn't apply anymore," that his call for collective punishment against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians was not collective punishment but instead prevention of terrorism,...

November 29, 2014: "There's No Coexisting With Cancer,” “Kahane Was Right”
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Religion
A fire police believe to a likely arson damaged the playground of the leading Hebrew-Arab bilingual school in Jerusalem Saturday night. "Kahane was right," "There's no coexisting with cancer," and other anti-Arab slogans were spray-painted on the building, as well....

November 28, 2014: Synagogue Mandates Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Submit Writings To Editorial Board After Controversial Rabbi Called For Collective Punishment, Live Fire, Against Israeli Arabs
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“I probably have suffered sporadically over the years from lack of a resource that all other writers have — a good editor. As such, I have agreed (upon recommendation of the shul leadership) to form a panel of people that...

November 27, 2014: IDF Chief Rabbi Attacks Islam, Says Almost All Of Temple Mount Has No Holiness To Islam
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier General Rafi Peretz wants Zionist Orthodox IDF soldiers to know that the almost all of the Temple Mount is not holy to Islam, that Islam’s view of the Temple Mount is made up, and that “ninety...

November 26, 2014: State Orders Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District And Board To Undergo Diversity Training, Training In State Open Meetings Law
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
New York State Education Commissioner John King has ordered the entire haredi-controlled scandal-plagued East Ramapo Board of Education and the district’s Superintendent Joel Klein to undergo diversity training and complete a course on the state Open Meetings Law after a...

November 26, 2014: OU Condemns Anti-Arab Racist Remarks, But Fails To Name Or Reprimand Prominent Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Made Them
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…[W]e cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places. Such rhetoric is anathema to the Jewish religious tradition...

November 25, 2014: Israeli Mayor, Charged With Racism And Nazi-Like Behavior, Doubles Down
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
The mayor of the Israeli port city of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, uses Jim Crow KKK-like tactic to continue to skirt Israel's anti-racism law. Israeli Mayor, Charged With Racism And Nazi-Like Behavior, Doubles Down Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Last week, the...

November 24, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Calls To Expel Arabs From Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky – the senior rabbi of Teaneck, New Jersey’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and senior member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) – has called for Israel to use collective punishment against Israeli Arabs...

November 24, 2014: Racist Attacks Continue Across Israel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
Racist and nationalist attacks against both Arabs and Jews continue to take place across Israel as the country spirals further into violence. Racist Attacks Continue Across Israel Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com An Israeli Arab taxi driver was reportedly attacked by...

November 23, 2014: Arabs Are Subhuman, Hasidic Rebbe Says
Comments: 41 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The rebbe suddenly announced that “Ishmaelites are not bnei adam [literally, children of Adam, the first human being; i.e., Arabs are subhuman] because they are cruel by nature.” Above: The Vizhnitzer Rebbe Arabs Are Subhuman, Hasidic Rebbe Says Shmarya Rosenberg...

November 23, 2014: Jewish State Bill Passes Cabinet, Despite Language That Is Likely Illegal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
"The bill submitted today to the government puts a Jewish state before democracy. Ben-Gurion would not approve this bill. Begin and Jabotinsky would not approve it. It is an anti-democratic bill." Above: Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu Jewish State Bill Passes...

November 23, 2014: Arab House Set On Fire In Alleged Jewish Settler Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Palestinians from the village of Khirbat Abu Falah, Jewish settlers pounded on the doors of a house in the village overnight. When no one answered, they painted “Death to Arabs,” ”Vengance" and other anti-Arab slogans on the house,...

November 21, 2014: Israel Further Unravels Into Violence
Comments: 2 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
From a violent acid attack on the car of a Israeli Muslim interfaith peace activist to attacks on police and Arab workers and attacks on Jews, Israel shows more signs of unravelling into a spiral of racist violence. “Wave” Of...

November 21, 2014: Egged Public Bus Company Fires Many Of Its Arab Drivers
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel
Israel’s Egged public bus company has summarily fired 27 Arab bus drivers. The Arab drivers tried to stage work slowdowns and a strike after a fellow Arab driver was found hanged in his bus. Several other Arab drivers say the...

November 20, 2014: Israeli High School Teacher Sends Out Death To Arabs Message, Is Not Fired
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
A high school math teacher there used WhatsApp to send a group of 11th- and 12th-grade students a photo of a Muslim cemetery with a caption reading: "In times like these, it's important to remember there are also good Arabs!...

November 20, 2014: "You Guys Don't Like It? Go Back To Ethiopia!" Israeli Cops Allegedly Say
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"Many complaints have reached my desk from Ethiopian emigrants who feel humiliated in face of the attitude of the police. There is a sense that when you guys get ahold of an Ethiopian you act with a much harsher hand...

November 19, 2014: Shin Bet Head Contradicts Prime Minister, Says Abbas, PA Don’t Want Terror, 3rd Intifada, Says MKs Should Stay Off Temple Mount
Comments: 2 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
“The religious dimension of the conflict is very dangerous and explosive, because it has implications for the Palestinians and for Muslims everywhere in the world. We have to do everything possible to instill calm.” Shin Bet Head Contradicts Prime Minister,...

November 17, 2014: Palestinian Bus Driver Found Dead In Egged Depot, Palestinians Claim Lynched By Jews, Police Claim Suicide
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Riots broke out in East Jerusalem late Sunday night after the body of a 32-year-old Palestinian Egged bus driver, identified by Palestinian media as Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, was found hanging the neck in an Egged bus depot in West Jerusalem....

November 14, 2014: 92% Of West Bank Anti-Palestinian Hate Crimes Unsolved, Only 2% Of Cases Lead To Indictments
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Police investigations into alleged hate crimes against West Bank Palestinians, many of them so-called price tag attacks committed by right-wing Jewish settlers, are almost always closed by police without catching the perpetrators, Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights group with...

November 7, 2014: As Jerusalem Lurches Toward A New Intifada, A Look Back At Why
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , History , Israel , Terrorism
As Jerusalem and the West Bank inch ever closer to a full-blown Intifada, it’s worth a minute to review how and why we got here – and who is and who is not to blame. Above: file photo Analysis: As...

November 5, 2014: Chief Rabbi Argues That Conversion Reform Is Dangerous Because It Will Allow Africans To Convert To Get State Money
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion
"…Anyone who has undergone conversion is entitled to acquire citizenship. The State of Israel is dealing with a significant number of illegal residents [almost of whom are African asylum seekers – ed.], and they will do everything to enjoy what...

November 5, 2014: Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious Nazi Propaganda Newspaper
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…The Jewish Week’s publisher and Julius Streicher (Der Sturmer) published newspapers that dealt a lot with Jews. Same business, I suppose. That’s bad company to be in.” Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious...

November 2, 2014: Chief Rabbi: Change Israel’s Law Of Return To Keep Out Goyyim
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion
“We must change the Law of Return immediately so it will include only those who are Jewish according to the halakha. Israel can decide to be the third world's welfare state, but as long as that decision has not been...

October 29, 2014: UNICEF: Israel Has 4th Highest Child Poverty Rate In The Developed World
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
“This report is a warning light to Israel. We must make children our focus to prevent further deterioration and bring about long-term change,” Jonny Cline, UNICEF’s Israel office executive director, reportedly said. A large number of the poor children, however,...

October 27, 2014: Hasidic Children's Torah Textbook Says Balaam Gave Moabite King The Evil Idea To Build A Walmart Store With "Impure" Pictures So Jewish Children Will Have "Impure" Eyes
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion
Bilaam (Balaam, the non-Israelite prophet the Torah says was hired by King of Balak of Moab to curse the Israelites) gave King Balak a "bad idea" to "build a goyisha store like Walmart" with "impure pictures" so the Jewish children...

October 27, 2014: Israel’s AG Demands Defense Minsiter Explain Decision To Ban Vetted Palestinian Workers From Jewish-Owned Buses
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Xenophobia
Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has now demanded that Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon of the Likud Party explain his decision to ban pre-vetted Palestinian workers from Jewish-run bus lines in the West Bank – a ban some Jewish Israelis, including...

October 27, 2014: Israel's President Commemorates Massacre Of Arab Civilians By Israeli Border Police By Calling For Equality And End Of Discrimination Against Arab Citizens Of Israel
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
On Sunday's anniversary of the massacre of 48 Arab civilians by Israel Border Police, Israel's president calls for equality, and end to discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel and parity in funding for Arab comminities. "…We must state plainly -...

October 27, 2014: Israel Continues To Illegally Detain African Asylum-Seekers, Despite High Court Rulings
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants has petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding the release of 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers who have been illegally held in Israeli detention facilities for more than two years, despite High Court rulings...

October 27, 2014: Government’s Ban On West Bank Palestinian Workers Riding Jewish-Run Buses Called “Apartheid” – By Israelis
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
“Not only has Defense Minister Ya’alon destroyed our relations with the United States; now he is also destroying our relations with the entire democratic world. This is an official, governmental stamp of approval for a policy of apartheid in the...

October 26, 2014: Racist Extremist Rabbi To Step Down From West Bank Position
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
The racist extremist Chief Rabbi of of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba and adjacent Hebron, Dov Lior, is stepping down – but not out. Instead of retiring, the 80-year-old Lior will reportedly move to the disputed Beit Orot...

October 14, 2014: Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist Rabbi
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
A mosque was burned and Arab olive trees destroyed in attacks that appear to have been carried out by followers of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. Above: File photo Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist...

October 8, 2014: Protesters Crowd Hasidic-Controlled School Board’s Meeting Over Superintendent’s Allegedly Anti-Immigrant, Discriminatory Remarks
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim
At last night's meeting, the board refused to address the protesters' complaints and withdrew into executive session, likely to avoid taking public comments that an open meeting requires by law. Klein did not speak with protesters or the press, and...

October 5, 2014: New Square Rabbis: If You're Not A Skvere Hasid, Don't Move Within 1 Mile Of New Square
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
The rabbis of New Square's beit din (religious court) and the village board issued a public statement in Monsey, New York's local haredi shopper, Community Connections, asking all haredim not to move within one mile of the Village of New...

October 4, 2014: Israel's Prime Minister Deceives About African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
“There is no asylum-seeker problem in Israel – they are illegal job immigrants,” Netanyahu said, adding that Israel has the right to protect its borders. “We don’t have to open our doors to be swamped by the way other people...

October 2, 2014: Large Traditional Sefardi Families, Illiteracy, Shocked Former Israeli PM
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
“There’s another truth that’s not pleasant to mention…And though I didn’t ask them, I’d bet my head they can’t read or write. They’re at an age where they could have another 10 children…The man said to me, ‘You see, we...

October 2, 2014: Netanyahu Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers, Despite High Court Order
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees
Despite the fact that Israel’s High Court of Justice ordered the government last month to close the Holot detention center within 90 days, the government is still sending African asylum-seekers there against their will. Netanyahu Government Mistreats African Asylum Seekers,...

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