753 posts categorized "Bigotry & Racism"

November 26, 2014: OU Condemns Anti-Arab Racist Remarks, But Fails To Name Or Reprimand Prominent Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Made Them
Comments: 10 | 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: 20 | 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: 40 | 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,...

September 28, 2014: Hasidic IDF Soldier From Extremist Yeshiva Arrested For Telling Border Police To Disobey Orders
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Ariel Zilber told Border Police to disobey their orders and leave the extremist Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva. He was videoed doing this and, once the IDF saw the video, Zilber was arrested – as he tried to leave the country...

September 22, 2014: High Court Rules Israel’s Detention Of African Asylum Seekers Is Illegal And Must Stop
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
Israel’s High Court of Justice ordered government to close the Holot detention facility for African asylum-seekers within 90 days and it voided an amendment to Israel’s Anti-Infiltration Law, passed by the Knesset nine months ago. That amendment allowed Israel to...

September 20, 2014: 5 Jewish Teens Arrested For Assault On Arab Israeli Attorney, Police Fail To Charge Hate Crime
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
"This is not the first time I encounter racists. I'm very hurt, and I don't even feel like going to my job [as an attorney with the Ministry of Economy] in Jerusalem anymore. Sometimes I think that if racism in...

September 18, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Lay Leader Resigns Over Money "Tainted" By – Christians
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
It’s a canard that refuses to die, a canard illustrates the high level of anti-Christian prejudice still common in the haredi and the right-wing Israeli Zionist Orthodox communities, despite the fact that believing Christians are some of the closest allies...

September 17, 2014: A "New Form" Of "Terrorism" Uses "Roses," Not Guns, Haredi Org Says
Comments: 47 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Israel is facing a new front with the Arabs. A terrorism that is fought with roses. They target young, vulnerable Jewish girls and they often pretend they are Jewish. “He wore a kippa and said Amen to brachas,” explained Sara,...

September 16, 2014: 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A 74-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack, including a fractured skull, and is still hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. Above: file photo used for illustrative purposes only 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime Shmarya...

September 14, 2014: Human Rights Watch Finds Israel Violating International Refugee Laws By Forcing African Asylum Seekers To Be Repatriated To Dangerous Countries
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Xenophobia
A new report by Human Rights Watch has found that African asylum seekers have been denied fair and timely asylum procedures and have been unlawfully detained as part the effort to illegally force them to leave Israel. The Human Right...

September 12, 2014: 4 Jewish Teen Yeshiva Students Arrested For Spitting Hate Crime Against Arab
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
Israel Police reportedly arrested four 14-year-old Jewish teens Tuesday after they allegedly spat at an Arab vendor near King David’s purported tomb on Mount Zion adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City and shouted at him, “Go to Gaza!” 4 Jewish Teen...

September 5, 2014: Video: 4 Jewish Teens Busted For West Bank Hate Crime Arson
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
Four Jewish teens were allegedly caught on camera fleeing after they set fire to a café in the early morning of August 18 in the West Bank Palestinian village of Dura near Hebron. The teens – all minors who live...

September 2, 2014: “F--K You, You F--king N---er!” Drunk Chabad Yeshiva Students Allegedly Said As They Beat Black Man In Crown Heights
Comments: 47 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
The names of two drunk Chabad yeshiva students who allegedly assaulted a black man Saturday evening in Crown Heights alcohol-fueld hate crime are now public. “F--K You, You F--king N--er!” Drunk Chabad Yeshiva Students Allegedly Said As They Beat Black...

September 2, 2014: Zionist Orthodox MK Lashes Out At Right Wing And Racist Rabbis
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
“It’s not just that they [the rabbis] don’t know what they’re signing, or even if they’re signatories, they’re not even reading the proposal they’re coming out against. It’s too complicated for them. They deal with cheap politics and stupid battles....

August 31, 2014: Two Chabad Yeshiva Students Arrested For Alleged Alcohol-Fueled Hate Crime Assault
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
This makes at least three arrests of Chabd yeshiva students in Crown Heights over the past seven days for alcohol-related crimes. Two Chabad Yeshiva Students Arrested For Alleged Alcohol-Fueled Hate Crime Assault Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com At about 7:00 pm...

August 30, 2014: Israel High School Teachers Warn Of Increased Racism In Wake Of Gaza War
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
Teachers discussed “what to do when students say ‘Death to Arabs’ – which they do frequently – and we gave each other the benefit of our experience. We talked about giving the students the knowledge they lack – such as,...

August 25, 2014: 4 Minors Arrested For Anti-Arab Hate Crime
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Xenophobia
On August 18, a café in the village was reportedly set on fire, and Hebrew graffiti reading “Nekama!” ("Revenge!") was painted on it. Above: Right wing protesters carrying a sign calling for revenge , July 2014, Jerusalem (file photo) 4...

August 24, 2014: Israel’s High Schools Bastions Of Racism, New Israeli Book Claims
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand. I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice....

August 21, 2014: US-Israel Relations Continue To Worsen After US Accuses Israel Of Targeting For Arrest Members Of Murdered Palestinian Boy’s Family
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
The deputy spokeswoman for the US Department of State charged yesterday that Israel was targeting members of the family of the 16-year-old Palestinian boy, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and gruesomely murdered by a band of haredi and ex-haredi...

August 19, 2014: Gang Attacks And Almost Kills Eritrean Refugee In Tel Aviv
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Xenophobia
An Israel Police officer saved the life of a 23-year-old Eritrean refugee who had been beaten unconscious and near death by a gang of youths in Tel Aviv. Gang Attacks And Almost Kills Eritrean Refugee In Tel Aviv Shmarya Rosenberg...

August 18, 2014: Report: All 3 Killers Of Arab Boy Come From Same Sefardi Haredi Family
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
All three killers of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir come from the same Jerusalem haredi family, and the lead killer's father is well-known Sefardi haredi rabbi and rosh yeshiva. Above: Yosef Haim Ben-David The Washington Post reports on the alleged killers...

August 18, 2014: Video: "Dump That Donkey!"
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Racist protesters from the racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization shouted racist slurs and tried to rush the wedding hall where a Muslim-Jewish couple was celebrating their wedding. They also attacked a Ha'aretz photojournalist and caused other trouble. Ha'aretz reports: …Each guest...

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