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‘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.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1109883.html

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Arab professor ‘kicked out of eatery over bartender’s racist T-shirt’

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

“It hurts my feelings and the feelings of Arab customers,” said Suleiman. “I’m not willing to accept such shirts. It’s like the reaction of Jews who see people wearing shirts with a cross.” The bartender at the Haifa restaurant was wearing a shirt with a drawing of a rifle sight and the words, in Hebrew, “Institution for special-ed children.”

Suleiman demanded the bartender change his shirt, saying it advocated killing Palestinian children – similar to T-shirts printed for Israel Defense Forces soldiers that depict violence against Palestinians, as Haaretz reported last month.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1076663.html

Nimer Sultany: Lieberman is no abnormality

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

Likewise, it would be mistaken to think of the rise of Avigdor Lieberman and his party, Yisrael Beiteinu, as a major development or as the main source of concern for the Palestinians. Focusing on Lieberman (charitably called by the Guardian a “hardliner”) distracts the discussion from the real issues to the person of one unpleasant politician who says ignominious things others are generally unwilling to say. This logic seems to suggest that the political disappearance of Lieberman will bring about a serendipitous resolution of major problems in the Middle East. Lieberman, however, only exacerbates an already existing problem, and he cannot be easily dismissed as a marginal case of excess or abnormality of the Israeli political system.”

It would be mistaken to think of the rise of Avigdor Lieberman as a major development or as the main source of concern for the Palestinians.

It would be mistaken to think of the rise of Avigdor Lieberman as a major development or as the main source of concern for the Palestinians.

Source: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10420.shtml