Israel-Palestine News Compiler

‘What does it matter that we’re black’

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 25, 2009

Balta Zalka stood outside the Da’at Mevinim private religious school in Petah Tikva, waiting for a government official to confirm that his two daughters would indeed study there this year, as the municipality had promised. He was disappointed.

“The secretary took down our details and promised to call. I don’t know what happened. They told us to come to register, but they’re not accepting us,” Zalka said. Meanwhile, an Israeli-born mother and her young son walked out of the school. From their conversation, it was apparent the child was allowed to enroll.

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Settlers to Ethiopian troops: Niggers don’t expel Jews!

Posted in Internal Jewish Racism by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

News Date: 12.04.08

Not only do they serve long and tiring hours in the reserve forces, and not only are they forced to deal with violent clashes with settlers, but now, Border Guard officers of Ethiopian descent are also faced with rising racism.

“Niggers don’t expel Jews! This isn’t what we brought you to Israel for!” are just some of the degrading slurs Border Guard officers reported hearing from masked settlers.

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‘It’s not easy being an Ethiopian Jew in America’

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs, Internal Jewish Racism by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

“There are obvious advantages to being part of a big and influential community,” he admits. “The first time I saw a giant poster featuring a black model, I was stunned and excited that here people actually think that black sells. I wanted it to happen in Israel too. Then in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina where the blacks were neglected, I said, ‘thank God I’m Israeli.’ But when Obama won the election and all our neighbors ran down the street yelling and dancing and singing – I shouted something in Hebrew as well, something like: ‘The good guys won!’ It was perhaps the first time that I felt I belong to this fest, and I said I’m so grateful to be here to witness this historical moment.”

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Israel: Hadera school accused of discrimination

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 23, 2009

Outraged parents send letter to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee accusing elementary school of singling out Ethiopian students for extra Hebrew lessons in committee’s enrichment program without testing them first. Education Ministry says school used ‘poor judgement’


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