797 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

January 29, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard Right-Wing Ashkenazi Racist Party
Comments: 1 | 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: 43 | 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: 7 | 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: 42 | 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...

December 16, 2014: Israel Police Raid Homes Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Group, Arrest 10
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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...

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