Where are the Ethiopians? The Arabs? The religious?
Gregg Haifa ,
Soon back to Italy
2. Mayor Dov Tzur issued a directive ordering ,...
Too bad you can't order to change their hearts and attitude and made them elect a Druze or Beduin for your office or even better for PM ;) ,...
3. What about overweight children?
4. Definition of "fair-skinned"?
Does that imply light, Russian admixed Ashkenazim? Or does it imply Ashkenazim, Sephardim and Mizrahim but no Ethiopian? Ethiopians are only a few percent of Israeli Jews, and a group of 25 people shouldn't statistically include more than one Ethiopian...
Don't tell me this is just the stench of European PC we're seeing.
5. So... Politics for you is skin color?
Politics should be determined by skin color not politics?
Because there are many Sephardim and Mizrahim in mainstream Israeli politics. Arabs you say? Most of them are in the Israel hating communist parties... There are a few in Likud, Kadima and Labour, even in Israel Beitenu.
7. #1 Ms. Gregg
Since you ask, any Israeli CITIZEN can vote upon presenting proper I.D.
Could very well be they rurned you away because you did NOT have the necessary Tudot
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,
8. @2 there are no druze or bedoin living in Rishon!
so why should the mayor be the only druze or bedoin?
9. @3 what about them?
10. Smell the coffee. It is israeli, racism in the norm.
11. @4 FairSkinned: having pale skin; pale-complexioned
while there are a few fair skinned Mizrachim and Sephardim most of us fit in very well with the line from Shir Hashirim:
"שְׁחוֹרָה אֲנִי וְנָאוָה"
"I am black but comely"
We (the Mizrachim and the Sephardim) read Shir HaShirim every Shabbat...and we know who and what we are.
Please do all of us a favor and cover up your stupid because it is NOT comely and as you yourself said it has a certain stench which is unpleasant!!
I am black ,
I am Israel
12. Most Jews/Israelis and people of the Mediterranean...
...are actually white skinned. Most people of Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Cyprus are white skinned. I don't know how "fair skinned" and "dark skinned" people are defined but most Ashkenazim and Sephardim are actually very similar in outward appearance. Only a minority of Ashkenazim are blonde and only a minority of the Sephardim are "dark skinned". Some people for ideological reasons, try to create internal conflicts and tensions within the Jewish people when in fact the overwhelming majority of the Jews in Israel are homogenous in outward appearance and genetics. This is no "opinion" - this is a fact. And other people may argue as much as they wish, but they cannot change the reality on the ground. If the girl is Ethiopian, she has to understand that Ethiopians constitute a very small percentage of our population. They have to statistically correspond to the amount of people displayed in the booklet.
Tel Aviv, Israel
13. # 11 Do you have eyes in your face?
I'd say there's a huge difference between Mizrachim and Africans! Mizrachim are as "Black" as Chinese are Aztek Indians LOL!
14. the child has more sense than most of the TBers here!
"I would be happy to see you change that in future publications."
She's on the spot!
The rest of you are splitting hairs and sounding less intelligent than the little girl who wrote the letter.
Let me ask you this: are you blind?
The pigmentational difference between average Ashkenazim and Sephardim is minor. The first Sephardi that comes to my mind when I think of fair people is Lior Ashkenazi who (despite his surname) is fully Sephardic, he's fairer complexed than your average Ashkenazi. Alon Aboutboul is a great example of an average Sephardi, once again no difference from Ashkenazim. I recently discussed the matter with a Lebanese, who thought average Ashkenazim undoubtedly would fit in Lebanon/Northern Levant.
The belief that Mideasterners are "black" or "swarthy" is based on some medieval European definition. To north Europeans even Italians were "black" in the past. I'd consider most Temanim "white"/"olive" even though there are also those with darker, "black" apperance.
16. Very good!
17. Colour blind advertising
Maybe the banks, Clalit, etc will start to take notice. I have never seen a person of colour in any of their posters
18. @15 r u a sefardi w/complex & chocolate chip on ur shoulder?
no? are you sure?
Cause honest to goodness you sound like a self-hating Sefardi trying really hard to be a white Ash-can-nazi!
just sayin! ;-)
19. #18 M'kay...
Who said I'm Sephardi? I'm mixed. I see you have a hidden agenda of promoting segregation. Oh, and btw genetic studies have shown Ashkenazim and Sephardim to be very closely related.
20. Sarah B will be wringing her hands.
21. #1- JP - MUSLIIMW COFFEE IS BURNING
RACISM/APARTHEID, you're merely parroting something that you heard from someone that's a bigger moron than you are
Equal Rights under Muslim rule
Shall we use the Muslim examples of equal rights?
Copts persecuted in Egypt ?
Christians afraid to go to go to Church in Iraq ?
Turks gassing and incinerating Kurds in Iraq ?
Syrians gassing their own people ?
Car bombings in Iraq & Afghanistan ?
Blowing up Mosques while people of other sects are at prayer ?
Using Minarets for sniper vantage points ?
Or should we just look at how Dhimmi's are treated, and the rules and regulations that govern them
Your choice, pick em !!
As for original inhabitants, those are the Jews, who have been here for 3800 years; Arabs are fairly recent invaders, since their religion is only 1400 years old
There is not a single mention of the land in the Quran, where Arabs claim ownership; the Quran does say that it is the land of the Jews
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,
22. Or, even better Split, why not bring in
a Hamas member, a Hezbollah and an Al Qaida member for the mentioned municipality.
With friends like you who the hell needs enemies? So, all of you who are getting ahead of yourselves, let's just limit this to the right feelings of the young girl who wrote her letter to Mayor Tzur.
23. At Rachel, no. 3 - overweight is disgusting
Overweight children are a disgusting reflection on negligent parenting and this sugar-junk-soaked society. Why would anyone want to have pictures of fat slobs as an example to other kids of how to look? Pluralism, yes. Short/tall, yes. handicapped, yes. But FAT? YUCK.
Eric Z ,
24. Isarelis reading books and looking at pictures.
Those Askanzim.... Or wait is it those Sephadim? Numnuts fighting all the time. The mayor makes news on this issue when his city is a racial shambles and he feeds money into the religious mongers pockets that help perpetuate a divided Israel and people.Give the girl the mayors job.
That is if your not too busy taking away other peoples jobs. Protttecia barf bleck spitooey!!!