852 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

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
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...

May 17, 2015: Satmar Aaron Faction Equates NY State Lawmaker With Hitler, Satmar PR Flack Yossi Gestetner Agrees
Comments: 28 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
"Pharaoh, Haman, Hitler, etc. Didn't succeed in curbing growth of Jews so will Assemblyman @KarlBrabenec not succeed…" Above: Yossi Gestetner On Twitter, Satmar Headquarters (@HQSatmar), a quasi-official Satmar Twitter news feed, equated New York State Assemblyman Karl Brabenec to Hitler,...

May 12, 2015: In Haifa, Ethiopian Jews Protest Racism
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
One protestor reportedly told media tonight's protest took place “to ensure that members of our community aren't judged solely on the color of their skin by Israeli society.” Above: File photo. An anti-racism demonstration in Tel Aviv earlier this month...

May 10, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Demand "Zero Tolerance" For "Abusive Police" And Racist Civil Servants
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"…[There is a] widespread realization by Ethiopian Israeli community members that the system is the problem. Institutional attitudes and government policies need to be reformed. Segregation in schools, whether resulting from ignorance or actual prejudice, must cease. The provision of...

May 10, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Say Israel Police Using Violent Fringe Of Protesters To Cover Up Their Own Racism And Brutality
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"It's part of the tactics of the police, unfortunately. Instead of understanding the pain of the Israeli public, not only of the Ethiopian community, the police use us and blame us as 'illegitimate,' and say we are unruly and violent....

May 8, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Say They Were Beaten By Police And Mistreated – After Being Taken Into Custody
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“Some of us vomited and didn’t feel well. I kept spitting blood, afraid to swallow any of my teeth. Others urinated and defecated after being cooped up for seven hours. [I begged to see a doctor and a policeman replied]...

May 7, 2015: Video: Growing Up Black
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews
A New York Times video on young males growing up Black in America – a video that for the most part also applies to growing up as young Ethiopian Jewish male in Israel. [Hat Tip: Dr. Rofeh-Filosof.]

May 4, 2015: Israeli President Says Ethiopian Protests “Revealed An Open And Raw Wound At The Heart Of Israeli Society”
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
“We must look directly at this open wound. We have erred. We did not look, and we did not listen enough. Among the protesters on the streets, were some of our finest sons and daughters; outstanding students; those who served...

May 4, 2015: In New Report, 60 IDF Soldiers Allege IDF War Crimes In Gaza
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
An IDF soldier recalled an incident during the Gaza War in which a force identified two suspicious figures walking in an orchard, only a few hundred meters away. The lookouts couldn’t immediately identify them, so a drone was sent up...

May 3, 2015: Video: Violent Ethiopian Jewish Riots In Tel Aviv Lead To 15 Arrests
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Today’s anti-police-racism protest by Ethiopian Jews in Tel Aviv turned into a violent riot, apparently after police used force to unblock roads and a freeway and to prevent protesters from breaking into City Hall. Violent Ethiopian Jewish Riots In Tel...

May 3, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Block Roads In New Anti-Police-Racism Protest
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
In the wake of Thursday’s large anti-police-racism protest in Jerusalem organized by an ad hoc group of young Ethiopian Jews – a protest which turned violent, many say because of police brutality against the protesters – more than 1,000 protesters,...

May 2, 2015: 300 Yazidis Reportedly Slaughtered By ISIS
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Current Affairs , Terrorism
More than 300 Yazidis being held captive near Mosul by ISIS have now been executed, Iraqi and Yazidi officials said. 300 Yazidis Reportedly Slaughtered By ISIS Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com More than 300 Yazidis being held captive near Mosul by...

May 2, 2015: Jewish Violence At Christian Event In Israel Averted – But Only After Police Give In To Jewish Mob
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The crowd of Rabbi Peretz’s protesters grew much larger and angrier. They demanded the two protesters be immediately released from police custody. At this point, police used a police vehicle to block the entrance to the building to prevent the...

May 1, 2015: In West Bank Haredi Town, “Arab Burglars” Turn Out To Be Haredim
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Xenophobia
At least two suspects are reportedly in police custody after a wave of break-ins in the haredi West Bank town of Betar Illit, located six miles south of Jerusalem. In West Bank Haredi Town, “Arab Burglars” Turn Out To Be...

April 30, 2015: More Jerusalem Riots Video
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Watch police violently disperse a crowd of Ethiopian Jews protesting against police brutality and racism.

April 30, 2015: Watch Live As It Happens: Large Anti-Police Protests In Jerusalem Ongoing
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
The large protest led by Ethiopian Jews against police racism has grown exponentially, with Israelis of all ethnicities and backgrounds joining to protest police brutality and racism. Watch live on Ynet here.

April 30, 2015: Video: Ethiopian Jews' Anti-Police-Racism Protest Turns Violent As Police Attack
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Watch police use tear gas and other projectiles to disperse hundreds of protesters, most Ethiopian Jews, who gathered from across Israel to protest what they claim is often unprovoked police violence against minorities. At the very end of the video,...

April 30, 2015: More Than 1,000 Ethiopian Jews Protest Police Racism, Riot In Jerusalem
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
More than 1,000 protesters, almost all of them Ethiopian Jews, came from across Israel to protest what they say are a string of racist attacks by police against Ethiopian Israelis. Above: Still from security camera footage of police attacking an...

April 28, 2015: Ethiopian IDF Soldier Allegedly Beaten By Police In Unprovoked Racist Attack
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Police were reportedly cordoning off a street due to a suspicious object when the soldier, who was riding his bicycle in full uniform, asked them what was happening. Police allegedly responded by lashing out at soldier. They pushed him off...

April 26, 2015: Senior Australian Chabad Rabbi Says Anti-Halal Campaign “Ignorant And Prejudiced”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
"The current attack we are hearing against halal certification in Australia is wrong. It is the product of prejudice and ignorance. If it was against kosher certification it would be labelled anti-Semitic. If anyone believes anyone is funding terrorism and...

April 25, 2015: The Disaster Both Judaism And Israel Will Not Survive
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Xenophobia
When our best friends, the countries with which Israel likes to boast that we “share values,” increasingly perceive Israel’s Judaism as an antithesis to the state’s democratic character and a threat to the liberal approach and equality of rights to...

April 24, 2015: Today Marks 100 Year Anniversary Of Beginning Of Armenian Genocide
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , History
"For too many years, recognition of the Armenian genocide has been a tool in the hands of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, which chooses to sacrifice the values of memory, recognition and commemoration of the Armenian ethnic cleansing on the altar...

April 23, 2015: A Deafening Silence: After African Asylum Seekers Pushed Out Of Israel Beheaded By ISIS, American Jewish Leadership Silent
Comments: 54 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Refugees , Religion
"…No one is demanding that 55,000 African migrants be given full citizenship anytime soon, only that they receive legal status and be allowed to work, to pay taxes, to live in decent homes outside their cramped hovels near the Tel...

April 22, 2015: African Asylum Seekers Forced Out Of Israel By Netanyahu Government Slaughtered By ISIS
Comments: 84 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
Population and Immigration Authority has already confirmed that asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan will now be deported without their consent. Those who refuse to agree to this “voluntary” deportation will be imprisoned at the Saharonim Prison indefinitely. It was...

April 21, 2015: Gruesomely Murdered Arab Boy Added To Official Israeli State Memorial Plaque For Victims Of Terror
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old East Jerusalem Arab boy gruesomely murdered last summer by right-wing terrorists from an extended Sefardi haredi family, has had his name added to the list of names on the official Israeli government memorial plaque memorializing...

April 17, 2015: Israeli Christian Cemetery Vandalized In Apparent Price Tag Hate Crime Attack
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion
Vandals reportedly smashed at least 20 gravestones along with a number of crosses at a Maronite Christian cemetery in the derelict village of Kufr Birim located in northern Israel near the Lebanese border. Above: File photo of price tag graffiti...

April 17, 2015: “Effeminate” Liberals Sexually Attracted To “Masculine Strength And Brutality” Of Radical Islamic Fundamentalism, Orthodox Rabbi Claims
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Bizarre , MO & Chardal , Religion
Politically right-wing Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Lapin, the mentor of people like right-wing talk radio host Michael Medved, says liberals’ supposed attraction to radical Islam has a “sexual dimension” caused by the left's supposed femininity. Above: Rabbi Daniel Lapin “Effeminate” Liberals...

April 15, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Hangs Blackface Doll In Effigy, Sparking Outrage
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion
The rosh yeshiva (dean) of a haredi yeshiva in Spring Valley, New York has issued an apology to the Mid-Hudson/Westchester chapter of the NAACP after his students hung a blackface dummy in effigy. Above: File photo of effigies hung on...

April 12, 2015: Rockland County Executive Encourages Anti-Semitism, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bad Spin , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Turf Disputes
A haredi group headed by a purported anti-abuse activist is accusing Rockland County Executive Ed Day of “encourag[ing] anti-Semitism. Above: Ed Day Rockland County Executive Encourages Anti-Semitism, Haredi Rabbi Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A haredi group headed by a...

April 9, 2015: Aboard Flights, Conflicts Over Seat Assignments And Haredi 'Religion'
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
Laura Heywood was traveling from San Diego to London via New York. She was in a middle seat — her husband had the aisle — when the haredi man with the window seat in the same row asked if the...

April 3, 2015: On Erev Passover, Israel Begins Deportation Of African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 93 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
The Population, Immigration and Border Authority told the approximately 2,000 African asylum seekers who are being illegally detained at the Holot “detention facility” in the desert near Gaza – almost all of who qualify for refugee status under international law...

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: 30 | 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...

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