It is bothersome, that there is so much hatred for Africans..If its not brothers and sisters being lynched in places like Libya or being hunted down in Mali and Sudan or being demonized and scapegoated here in the US, we have Israel which is supposed to be a beacon for Democracy in the Middle East demonstrating venom and hatred on par with any KKK and Neo-Nazi group…
For many this will comes as no surprise given the fact that Israel aligned itself with South Africa’s Apartheid Regime selling it weapons and helping them develop its nucleur capabilities, when the rest of the world was attempting to free Nelson Mandela and overturn that wretched system of government.
In recent weeks we saw stories surface about Israel segregating its kindergarten classes..You can read about that here in the Daily Beast.
Equally shameful is the NY Times, the so-called ‘paper of record‘ where they ‘publish all the news fit to print‘. According to film maker Max Blumenthal refused to run the video.. We guess showing Israelis being racist toward Africans is not newsworthy.. Here’s what Blumenthal said about this rejection of his film Israel’s new racism: the persecution of African migrants in the Holy Land
I was asked to submit something by The New York Times op docs, a new section on the website that published short video documentaries. I am known for short video documentaries about the right wing in the US, and extremism in Israel. They solicited a video from me, and when I didn’t produce it in time, they called me for it, saying they wanted it. So I sent them a video I produced with my colleague, David Sheen, an Israeli journalist who is covering the situation of non-Jewish Africans in Israel more extensively than any journalist in the world.
We put together some shocking footage of pogroms against African communities in Tel Aviv, and interviews with human rights activists. I thought it was a well-done documentary about a situation very few Americans were familiar with. We included analysis. We tailored it to their style, and of course it was rejected without an explanation after being solicited. I sent it to some other major websites and they have not even responded to me, when they had often solicited articles from me in the past.
Here’s what film maker David Sheen had to say about his documentary..
I have been carefully chronicling the racist attacks against non-Jewish African asylum-seekers in Israel for several years. In January 2012, an organization in Israel that aids African asylum-seekers, the African Refugee Development Center, asked me to author on their behalf a report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). After receiving the report in text and video form, the UN committee urged the Israeli government to prevent racist attacks against Africans in Israel.
The Israeli government ignored the UN’s call, and the following month, Israelis firebombed a kindergarten for African children in Tel Aviv, igniting a wave of violence against non-Jewish African people in Israel that is still ongoing. Below are links to the UN reports, in text and video form, social media stories about the recent violence, footage from two years of anti-African rallies, and extended one-on-one interviews about opposition to the presence of Africans in Israel.
Below you can see the footage…
Below is a much longer documentary breaking all this down called Racism Report: Africans in Israel