Ynet did something very innovative for Israel – it sent people of differing ethnicities to look for jobs, apartments and other services, and then compared the treatment each received.
A haredi, a Russian, an Ashkenazi, a Sefardi, an Israeli-Arab and an Ethiopian Jew went out to seek work, find housing and other services. The Ashkenazi was not discriminated against in any way. The Arab and the Ethiopian Jew almost always were treated unfairly. The (non-Orthodox) Sefardi, the haredi and the Russian made up the middle of the pack:
…The Ashkenazi caller, Itai Unger, received the most positive answers and encountered no expressions of racism. The Sepharadi Yehuda Peretz arrived second while the strictly Orthodox and Russian immigrant arrived in third and fourth place respectively.
Yet, more than half of the calls made by the Ethiopian representative, Senbato Tamanu, resulted in a refusal and dozens contained derogatory remarks. Following closely, with more than 70 percent negative answers and numerous phone-slamming, was the Arab caller Said Hanin.…
Here is one glaring example of racism:
…At the café [in Bat Yam] Senbato [the Ethiopian] applied for a job, they asked for an "espresso-machine's operator" certificate and explained "the machine we use is very complicated." Itai [the Ashkenazi], on the other hand, was asked to attend a job interview even though he said he had no experience.…
The six went across the country to test regional attitudes. In only one city were there no incidents of discrimination – Holon:
…After many repeated calls, Holon turned out to be racism-free. All six representatives received positive answers. When Said asked the landlord "don't you mind that I'm an Arab?" the answer was: "Not in the least."