Peres urges youth to protest against discrimination
Yaheli Moran Zelikovich
Published: 27.08.09, 18:05
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1. Discrimination
Sagi   (08.27.09)
should be met in kind. Stop all funding. Any teacher supporting this should be disqualified forever and banned from the profession with no case for redress. There should be no half measures.
2. Israel's big mistake...
Yunan Amram ,   Israel   (08.27.09)
By importing Ethiopians into Israel, we made a big mistake. Israel is no longer a homogeneous society, and we in Israel will have the same fate as the United States where inner cities are plagued with the problem of drugs and prostitution, run by African Americans.
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e.s ,   Tel aviv Israel   (08.28.09)
thats a terrible thing to say ,its because of people like you thats racism still exists.
4. 2 responses
Sagi   (08.28.09)
Now had this same article been written describing a similar situation involving Haredim and seculars, or Sepharadim and Ashkenazim,fifty tbs at least. But it is "only" Ethiopians. Our society certainly knows how to show its sicknesses. Tragic.
5. He should also urge them to tour Gush Katif & Sderot to see
how he & Sharon ,   discriminated us.   (08.28.09)
6. God Bless Peres and the Ethiopian Jews
YITZCHAK YELLIN ,   Netanya   (08.28.09)
I am the President of the (American side) SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR ETHIOPIAN JEWS studying for advanced degrees at Israeli Universities and Colleges. The disgrace that Petach Tikvah has brought on Israel by the racist demonstration against our brothers and our sisters now seems so typical of the news we read of scandals everyday in our country. Many Jews from Ethiopia have achieved high levels of excellence in Israel. I have met rabbis, lawyers, and engineers, and countless others who have achieved higher degrees and are now serving our country with distinguished service. We Jews in Israel do not deserve a country of our own if we continue to behave the way we do as testified to on the front pages of our newspapers. We must all question the kind of education we have received when some of our community bring despicable approbation and condemnation to our whole country by their racist behavior. We are all “colored” Jews – and those of us who are not, are not Jews. None of us is white (albino) and we are all Ethiopians and from every spectrum of the rainbow. We are not pure-bred! That is fine for dogs, horses, and NAZIS – we are all MONGRELS – mixed breeds in fact, which is a major plus for our everyman humanity. The Midrash says that ADAM was taken by GOD from the dust of the 4 corners of the earth so that he would be EVERYMAN and ultimately a human being who would become a mensch. All Israelis better learn that very quickly, or we will be vomited out of this earth just like Vayikra says: 18:27-28.” For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled; that the land should not vomit you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” Wake up Israel and let us work to get rid of the real pollutions that make us all smell bad from time to time. May the best of Ethiopian Jewry replace those Israelis who feel superior to their fellow Jews or their fellowman in general.
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Aaron ,   Irvine, USA   (08.30.09)
That' a horrible and grossly ignorant thing to say. You clearly know nothing about the sociological, psychological,l and cross-cultural factors that fuel prostitution and drug rings. Blacks are not the only people to do this. You should be ashamed of yourself. The last person that should be talking such filth is an Israeli/Jew. You should know how bad racism is; you deal with it all the time from your Arab and Muslim neighbors. Why would you want to do that to someone else? Who are also Jews, no less.
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