Racism in Tel Aviv: 'Death to Arabs' on apartment door
Gilad Morag
Published: 25.04.13, 15:24
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1. Bad news
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (04.25.13)
Blind hatred based on religion. A crime against all of us. Check that handwriting... Unless purposely disguised, that is not the handwriting of a native Israeli.
2. In a word....Disgraceful
Tim ,   Brighton   (04.25.13)
3. We must stop racism in this country!
Naomi   (04.25.13)
4. News Flash
Josh ,   Israel   (04.25.13)
It's not racist to attack your enemies. The Arabs of Israel and surrounding areas have declared they want to kill Jews and destroy the Jewish state for the last 60 years and have backed up their words with actions. It is a natural and justified reaction to attack those who attack you.
6. Try to rent apartment in Arab city.
Abuya   (04.25.13)
7. # 1 Good news
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
Syrian war is eliminating many of Israelis enemies at a fast clip. Can't complain about that.
8. # 4 Josh
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
It is our duty to attack our enemies and win. Losing isn't an option.
9. How much anti-Jewish graffitti in Israel?
BH ,   Iowa   (04.25.13)
By reading the article one would think none at all.
10. unacceptable
alsky ,   Toronto   (04.25.13)
but then again, maybe it was done by Arabs to make the Jews look bad. In the world we live in today, one never knows the truth.
11. it's not racism.......
it's nationalism.....
12. To # 7
M. Hartley ,   Atlanta, US   (04.25.13)
Are you sure of your contention? Depending on the outcome, Israel may end up with more and worse enemies.
13. In Boston, we understand how
Baruch ,   Boston, USA   (04.25.13)
many Muslims are our enemies, and are fanatical about what they do. I'd rather not live with them. They have many Arab and non-Arab Muslim countries in which they can live, like close to 60. In most of those it's either impossible or unpleasant for a Jew to live. Why do we need them or their jihadi mosques in Israel, or the US for that matter. Let them wear their chadors, bourkas. hijabs, etc. freely in Islamic countries. And let them blow up each other's mosques. Just leave the rest of us alone.
14. Jews are as racist as everyone else.
Mark ,   Cleveland USA   (04.25.13)
Judging by events reported daily in this newspaper, and the comments, Jews are every bit as racist as everyone else. The infuriating part is the self righteousness that those same racists express. We are no better than anyone. We all need to get over ourselves!
15. Anti-Semitism, black Arabs and "Racism"
Ricky ,   The Bronx   (04.25.13)
Where these black Arabs(sic), now this I can believe Arabs did, just to shore up their participation as downtrodden, targeted, Semites and yes we must all fight Anti-Semitism. Why should illegal African immagrants have all the fun.
16. Simply Wrong and Mark #14
Jason, Ph.D. ,   Charlotte, USA   (04.25.13)
Israel has every right to strike at its armed enemies. However, terrorizing civilians who have done nothing wrong is against Jewish values as I understand them. It also gives ammunition to peole like Mark # 14 who wrongly conclude that "Jews are just as racsist as everyone else". This is simply not true. Jews as a people have a much better record than most on this issue. Let's keep it that way.
17. The whole world is watching
Harri ,   EU   (04.25.13)
The whole world is watching, and you let those "price tag lunatics" destroy Israel. Some of you even support them. How can you be so stupid?
18. alleged break-ins
howard ,   pittsburgh   (04.25.13)
It is at least as likely than not that nobody broke into the Arab youths' apartment and that the Arabs themselves posted the graffiti.
19. # 12 Sure? Yes.
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
Worse maybe, more no. War has a way of making certain of birth control. Muslim fighting Muslim beats Muslims fighting Jews.
20. # 17 Harri you have your unruly Muslims...
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
whose violence can't compare with Settlers.
21. Racist? When was Islam a 'race'?
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
Mark, you have war and bigotry mixed. To engage an enemy in war is not the same as a debate of racism. Race defines color not religion.
22. # 17 Harri you have your unruly Muslims...
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (04.25.13)
whose violence can't compare with Settlers.
23. Harri # 17
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (04.25.13)
It says the assailants were unknown. Do you not know the meaning of the word "unknown"?
24. Look at the writing
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (04.26.13)
Look at the flourishes in some of the individual letters -- very uncharacteristic of Hebrew, and very characteristic of Arabic. Some of the letters are "lower case" Hebrew; some are "upper case" Hebrew. No Israeli Jew would consolidate the two. Hate to break it to you, folks, but the graffiti is the work of an Arab. One who isn't entirely literate in Hebrew.
25. #24
Jonathan ,   MN/US   (04.26.13)
Unless the bad grammar was done to throw people off.
26. To: No. 25
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (04.26.13)
No, the handwriting is puerile -- as if someone were writing with their off hand, but some of the letters have all the flourish of Arabic script, which is nonexistent in Hebrew. You're just looking for an excuse to blame the Jewish people, Jonathan and, quite frankly, I find that repulsive. Care to tell me if you think that filmed evidence of Arabs destroying their own olive groves was done to throw people off, too? How about destroying cars for the insurance money -- an old Arab trick. You'll never see anything but old clunkers that are burned. Never newer models. Why do you suppose that is, Jonathan? And do you REALLY think that Jews can sneak into an Arab village in the dead of night and torch a mosque without alerting so much as a single dog? No shortage of dogs in Arab villages .... yet they never raise an alarm in any of the reported incidents of vandalism. You don't suppose that could be because they know the perpetrators, do you? You are so hidebound by your anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel that you cannot see the forest for the trees. Poor, poor, pitiful you.
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