Tag Archive for racism

Whoopi Goldberg argues on TV: ‘The Holocaust wasn’t about race’

Digging herself into an even deeper hole during a morning taping of the Stephen Colbert Show, Whoopi Goldberg attempted to control the narrative by explaining her racist comment without offering the apology, that was later scripted for her under advisement. #NoToleranceForAntiSemitism



In an awkward exchange with her co-hosts on the American TV show The View, actress and producer Whoopi Goldberg said, “The Holocaust isn’t about race,” but rather about “man’s inhumanity to man.”

The panel was discussing a Tennessee school board’s removal of the Holocaust book Maus from its curriculum earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Racist classified ad against Ethiopian women causes outrage in Israel


Members of the Ethiopian community in Israel, the employment agency and the fashion company Expose, were all outraged by truly “a public, shameless display of racism,” in wanted ad looking for a warehouse employee, stressing, “We don’t want Ethiopian women.”

By Danny Adino Ababa


A racist classified ad posted by an employment agency on behalf of a fashion company has raised ire after including a discriminatory requirement: “We don’t want Ethiopian women.”

The ad was removed, but Israelis of Ethiopian descent have demanded authorities take measures against the two companies.The fashion company Expose, which is based at the Caesarea industrial park, hired the L.M. Continue Reading »

Facebook leads as social media incitement on the rise in Israel


A new report exposes a worrying increase of incitement & racism on social media, from cursing LGBTs, despising leftists, to hatred of Arabs and calls for severe physical violence.

By Sagi Cohen


A sense that this year has been one of extreme rhetoric and violent, politically- and racially-motivated attacks on social media is now backed up by statistics.

A doctored ‘dislike’ Facebook icon. Facebook has been the source of most racist and inciting comments in 2015.

A new report published by the Berl Katznelson Foundation that studied the phenomenon of incitement and violence shows a 20 percent increase over the past year in the number of inciting and racist statements on social media in Israel.

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Berlin warns Facebook: Clamp down on Holocaust denial – It’s illegal in Germany


In an interview with Reuters, Justice Minister Maas confirmed a letter was sent to Facebook, telling them they must abide by German laws banning racist content, even if it might be allowed in the US under freedom of speech.



Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Reuters.

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Apartheid Palestinian University Ejects HAARETZ Journalist for Being Jewish

Leftist Haaretz journalist Amira Hass left offended after being forcefully expelled for being Jewish and attending a pro-Palestinian conference at Juderein Birzeit University.

By Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin


Haaretz reporter was ejected from a pro-Palestinian conference at Birzeit University on Saturday, reporter Amira Hass said – simply for being an Israeli Jew.

Hass attempted to attend the “Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives” conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives.

But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene. Continue Reading »

UK MP George Galloway threatened by Israeli Flag

‘Stop Being Afraid’ is Jonathan Hunter, the British student’s message, to pro-Israel activists after his Oxford confrontation with notorious anti-Israel MP.

By Ari Soffer


Softly-spoken and eloquent, Jonathan Hunter does not sound like a rabble-rouser. But mention his recent confrontation with notorious anti-Israel MP George Galloway, the passion in his voice is unmistakable.

Jonathan Hunter confronting anti-Israel MP George Galloway
Oxford Union Events

Two says ago, the 2nd-year History student at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University achieved internet fame, when a video of him confronting Galloway during an Oxford Union debate went viral on social media sites and news sites, including Arutz Sheva. Continue Reading »

‘Hasbara’ Director Suspended by PM Over ‘Offensive’ Facebook Posts

Danny Seaman, the Prime Minister’s head of Israel’s on-line communications activities, claims he is the victim of a vendetta by Ha’aretz, an Israeli  left-wing daily newspaper.

By David Lev


Danny Seaman, who is director of social and interactive media in the Prime Minister’s Office, has been suspended after several people complained that he had made offensive posts on his personal Facebook page. There was no word as to when, or if, he would return to work.

Seaman oversees the government’s Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Youtube video channels, and other on-line activities, presenting messages from the government on policy, and providing official points of view on political and security matters. Continue Reading »

Five Experts Offer Opinions on Israel’s Theme Park Segregation

Is it legal? Was Superland right or wrong to have separate days for Arab & Jewish schools?

A Rabbi, MK & ex-minister all weigh in.

By Maayana Miskin


It was recently revealed that the Superland theme park had a practice of having Jewish schools and Arab schools visit on separate days. Managers argued that the practice was necessary to avoid violence and said that both Jewish and Arab teachers had asked for the separate days.

Was Superland right or wrong in its policy of quiet separation? Arutz Sheva’s weekly magazine, B’Sheva, asked three public figures and two readers what they thought.

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El Al ‘racist’ airline says East Jerusalem Arab

Islam Abu Ziad an East Jerusalem attorney says he & a coworker were subjected to humiliating security checks at Ben Gurion Airport, then prevented from boarding their flight to Holland despite their clean record.

By Hassan Shaalan



Attorney Islam Abu Ziad, 35, a resident of east Jerusalem, was planning to fly to a conference in Holland a few weeks ago, but he did not make the flight.

"פתאום קראו לנו ברמקול ואמרו שאסור לנו לטוס" (צילום: בני דויטש)

‘Discrimination and racism in El Al’ – Photo: Benny Doutsh“The next day I found a different flight to the Netherlands with a different airline and there was no problem,” Al Ziad added.

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After EU Pressure, Greek party finally backs tough anti-racism law

Only after condemnation from EU, Greek PM’s party ‘reevaluates’ its opposition to new tougher bill that outlaws Holocaust denial.



ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative New DemewThe about-face on Thursday apparently was in response to widespread condemnation over the party’s stance from the European Union, as well as to Greek and international Jewish groups that had urged Athens to take stronger steps against the ultranationalist, neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras - Photo Greek Press Office

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras – Photo: Greek Press Office

New Democracy had refused to back the bill sponsored by two smaller parties in the ruling coalition, saying that existing legislation was sufficient to deal with racist attacks that have been spawned by Golden Dawn.

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Hamas Law Bans Co-Education & ‘Zionist’ Ties in Gaza

The newly approved education law in Gaza forbids the “receipt of gifts or aid aimed at normalizing (relations) with the Zionist occupation (Israel).”

By Arutz Sheva staff


A law banning “normalizing ties with the Zionist occupation” as well as co-education schooling in the Gaza Strip has entered into force, the education minister for Hamas, said on Monday.

Arab schoolgirls - Photo AFP file

Arab schoolgirls – Photo AFP file

The law, which was issued on February 10, was approved by the Islamist movement’s legislative council and went into effect on Sunday, Osama Mazini told a news conference.

Article 46 of the law, obtained by the AFP news agency, will “ban the mixing of students from the two sexes in educational establishments after the age of nine, and work to ‘feminize’ girls’ schools.” Continue Reading »

Apartheid state? Israeli Christian Arab wins popular singing contest

For those who believe Israel is a state that practices racism against its minorities, the choice should have been obvious. Of course the Jew would win! Those racist Israelis would never vote for an Arab!

By Israel Today Staff


In yet another example of just how silly are the claims that Israel is a racist apartheid state, 19-year-old Lina Mahoul, an Arab Christian from the northern town of Acre, became the second winner of Israel’s wildly popular singing competition show, The Voice.

Apartheid state? Israeli Arab Christian wins popular singing show

Lina Mahoul, wins the popular singing show, The Voice – Photo: Screenshot

Nearly every Israeli eye was glued to the television Saturday evening as Mahoul faced off against Ophir Ben Sheetrit, an Orthodox Jewish girl from Ashdod, in the final. Continue Reading »

Police Charge 2 Fans With ‘Racist Speech’ at Football Match

Police moved quickly Monday to indict a pair of Jerusalem residents on charges of racism, because of their catcalls made at a soccer game on Sunday night.

By David Lev


Police moved swiftly Monday to indict two Jerusalem residents on charges of racism over catcalls they made Sunday night at a soccer game Sunday night between Beitar Jerusalem and the Bnei Sakhnin team. Hundreds of police were present at the game in order to prevent racial tension, with fans of Beitar and visiting Arab teams often facing off with each other over insults and threats mounted by each side against the other. Continue Reading »

4 Betar Jerusalem fans indicted for racist chants

Team’s fans charged with yelling “death to Arabs” & “burn down their village,” at match after 2 Muslim players joined football club.


The Jerusalem District Attorney on Thursday filed two indictments in the magistrate’s court against four Betar Jerusalem fans for making racist statements against Arabs and Muslims, including new players that had joined the team.

Betar Jerusalem fans during match against Maccabi Umm el-Fahm, January 29, 2013.

Betar Jerusalem fans during match against Maccabi Umm el-Fahm, January 29, 2013. – Photo: Nir Elias/Reuters

A statement released by the state said that the first indictment was submitted against three fans: Menashe Eliyahu Mani, Lior Shimon Danino and another fan.

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Dutch city workers brave thin ice to remove Nazi symbols

Traversing dangerously thin ice, the lightest worker from the municipal cleaning team ventured onto the ice attached to a rope held by his colleagues on the bank.



THE HAGUE, the Netherlands (JTA) — Workers in a Dutch town braved thin ice to remove Nazi symbols etched into the surface of a frozen lake.

Frozen Lake (illustration)The workers first attempted to walk to the area where unidentified persons had carved the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” and swastika into the ice, according to a Jan. 23 report in the AD/Rotterdams Dagblad, a local daily.

The workers quickly left the ice when it began to crack under their weight. Continue Reading »