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Rachel
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, 08:07 PM
Racism alive and well in Israeli society



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Mar. 22, 2005
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1111461689370

A survey conducted on occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed Tuesday in the Knesset for the first time in Israel, demonstrated that racism is alive and well in Israeli society.

According to the survey, 43% of Israelis are unwilling to marry, or have their children marry, Ethiopians. More than 50% refuse to live in the same neighborhood as Arab families, 25% would not want their children to marry religious Jews and more than 10% were averse to their children marrying Sephardim. And these numbers are only the tip of the survey's iceberg.

In response to the results, Mehereta Baruch, the former Ambassador contestant and member of the Ethiopian community, said, while officiating at the Knesset ceremony, "I feel bad for these people. They have a narrow minded view. Surely just as they hold these opinions, they hold themselves back from many beautiful things in life, because they are afraid to try and afraid from something different."

Baruch, herself 20 years in Israel and married to an Ashkenazi Israeli continued in an interview on Army Radio, "maybe people are afraid when they look upon us from the outside, but when they begin to know us and grow close, they will see that we are not so bad." The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March, though it was observed in Israel a day later this year. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Rachel
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, 08:15 PM
Yet the ADL, a group for tolerance, diversity, and an end to racial descrimination, fully supports Israel. :icon_surp

infoterror
Saturday, March 26th, 2005, 11:07 PM
A survey conducted on occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed Tuesday in the Knesset for the first time in Israel, demonstrated that racism is alive and well in Israeli society.

Well, it is a National Socialist state...

Death and the Sun
Saturday, March 26th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Yet the ADL, a group for tolerance, diversity, and an end to racial descrimination, fully supports Israel. :icon_surp

The ADL would classified as a terrorist group if they were of any other ethnicity than Jews.

Hagalaz
Sunday, March 27th, 2005, 12:14 AM
"According to the survey, 43% of Israelis are unwilling to marry, or have their children marry, Ethiopians. More than 50% refuse to live in the same neighborhood as Arab families, 25% would not want their children to marry religious Jews and more than 10% were averse to their children marrying Sephardim. And these numbers are only the tip of the survey's iceberg."

Racism in Israel is not proven by these facts alone. In fact I think it's rather rediculous from which they're basing their claims. So Jews don't want to mix with non Jews? That's perfectly normal. To be honest with you I find these percentages quite low...

These same people would call us racists because we believe in preservation of our kind.

Todesritter
Sunday, March 27th, 2005, 12:58 AM
These same people would call us racists because we believe in preservation of our kind.
Of course, those without honor or without full capacity for rational thought do not shy from hypocrisy, and they feel no shame, or loss of dignity for such. :rolleyes:

Nothing like a double-standard being fully incorporated into a supposedly ‘liberal’ society, to indicate the society has become morally bankrupt, not even following its own principles.