ETHIOPIAN-ISRAELI ACTRESS: ISRAEL IS MOST RACIST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
|Tahunia Rubel, the well known Ethiopian-born Israeli model and actress recently remarked that: “Israel is one of the most racist countries in the world.” Africans in Israel and Ethiopians in particular have (in addition to the indigenous Palestinians) been at the receiving end of Israeli racism. In 2013 it was first reported how Israel was administering mandatory contraceptive shots, without consent, to African women. Click here for more info.
UGANDAN PRESIDENT REFERS TO ISRAEL AS 'PALESTINE' DURING NETANYAHU VISIT
|Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Uganda was marred by controversy when Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni repeatedly referred to Israel as Palestine. The Israeli radio broadcaster reportedly cut off the speech before it finished while Israelis lashed out at the mix-up, calling the president's speech rambling and bizarre. Ofwono Opondo, a spokesperson with the Ugandan government, quickly tweeted out a defense of the Israel/Palestine mix-up, saying: "The whole of that land was originally known as Palestine so Museveni's reference isn't wrong." Click here for more info.
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BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM) DECLARES WAR ON 'ISRAELI APARTHEID' AND BACKS BDS BOYCOTT
#BlackLivesMatter has declared war on what it terms Israeli "Apartheid". The movement has prodcued a detailed policy platform with six focus areas, one of which includes full support for the international BDS boycott of Israel.
#BlackLivesMatter (BLM) is the activist movement originating in the African-American community campaigning against USA police brutality, state violence and systemic inequality and racism toward black people in the US.
The Movement for Black Lives, which produced the recent policy platform, is a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people across the USA. Click here for more info.
ISRAELI MAYOR: I DON’T WANT PALESTINIAN ARABS IN OUR SWIMMING POOLS
Israeli Mayor Motti Dotan recently declared that: “I don’t hate Arabs, but I don’t want them at my pools. I don’t go to their pools, either.”
His statement provoked outrage and accusations of racism against Dotan, a member of Israel’s Likud party and a board member of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.
In a subsequent interview he ascribed his opinion to “cultural differences”. In the interview, he said Palestinian bathers tend to leave a mess behind them: “In [Palestinian] Arab culture, it is customary to bring lunch or dinner to the pool and when, usually, when it’s crowded, mess is left behind. My Jewish residents don’t make a mess and don’t leave trash behind”. Click here for more info.
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