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Racist abuse drives 6-year-old to suicide attempt
Meirav Shlomo-Melamed
Published: 23.06.13, 17:31
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1. Whatever her psychological issues...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.23.13)
... they were not brought on by the bullying, and the bullying came to an abrupt halt, in any event, once the principal became involved. There are no shortage of children who cut themselves -- most are not subject to bullying, come from loving and stable families, and the vast majority come from the wealthier economic classes. Whatever drives this child to cut herself was formulated long before she ever started school. I don't approve of ostracism or bullying, but given how miserable the lives of Israelis have become in South Tel Aviv because of the invasion of illegal Africans, I can understand why they have become inclined to prejudice. Their parks and playgrounds are no longer available to them because of the African invasion; their parents have had to close once-thriving small businesses because people are afraid to come to the neighborhood. It may not be right, but it is certainly understandable. As they grow older, they will come to view their behavior with shame. But as long as illegal Africans are allowed to remain in Israel and ply their violence; as long they are allowed to continue their dissolute lifestyles which so interfere with the lives of Israelis -- what would you expect? What do you think would happen to a Serbian child in a Croatian school? Or to two Basque children in a Spanish elementary school who were beaten nearly to death for speaking to one another in their own language? Stop painting Israelis as villains. As long as the residents of areas of Tel Aviv have to cope with the endless torment to which they are subjected by illegal Africans, you will have actions precisely like what happened. It's a pattern repeated throughout the world. And "Kushit" is NOT a derogatory term. It derives from Kush, the Biblical name for Ethiopia. So "Kushit" means simply, one from Ethiopia. It is no more derogatory than referring to an Israeli girl as "Israelit."
2. there is definitely something going on in the child's home!
half this/half that ,   Israel   (06.23.13)
I was the only mixed race Jewish child in my school in the 1960s in the USA...trust me when I say that I was rejected and subjected to all kinds of abuse by my class mates. so either this story is made up by a white person seeking to sensationalize a given situation or there are serious problems in the child's home...that is in addition to the bullying she's suffering at school.
3. Yes KUSH is not a derogetory term,,,
Ross, C. ,   Easternshore, MD.   (06.23.13)
Only the white Jew(no pun) and the tainted racist Euro- centric spin on history promotes and sustains this racist atmosphere. The known world family of the ancient world that was Hametic, as Canaan was pretty much an Egyptian colony, them comes a Semetic Abrahamic "Kushite people from the Chaldeas, interbreed and walla, here we have our greater Hebrews, who futher live in Egypt for over 400 yrs.. What this young girl should be taught is that the Land of Canaan was and always been inhabited by black peoples. Truth and the true history of this region should never be sacraficed to bring us here, where a little black girl attempts suicide in the land of Israel/Jacob who upon his death the Egyptians(black Egyptians) gave this man the finest funeral that The Tanakh has ever recorded,,, oh lets not forget Issac and Ismael comimg together to bury their father Abraham,,,,,,,,,,,, I just hate racist and may this young girl too.
4. Israeli society is sick
(06.23.13)
This is the kind of education Israeli kids get. I have been living here for the past six years and all I see is violence, hate and racism. The Israeli model is twisted and kids just reproduce what they see on TV or hear in the street. When people find normal to call a black person "kushit" that says long about how Israeli deal with racism. But who can blame them when they are classified from early age according to their ethnic background???
5. To: No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.23.13)
Care to account for King David's blue eyes and red hair? Ur of the Chaldes is in Mesopotamia -- present day Iraq. Stop reinventing historical demographics and the racial characteristics of people who inhabited various lands.
6. you are
JL   (06.23.13)
disgusting meirav..the drivel you write is always in the gutter...while children can be mean...kushi never was a rascist word..only people of your ilk make our society a shithole of political correctness..
7. Before blaming the Israeli society...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (06.23.13)
we should be informed,how was that child in kindergarden. Bullying happens in all schools of the world,and should be dealt with by the teachers.Being indifferent to this phenomenon is criminal.
8. And again, the apologists strike
Boreme ,   Sin City   (06.23.13)
Nothing is wrong in Israel, only in the gemarra. The sun shines out of everybody┬┤s asses in this country and it is only for Palestinians, anti-semites, leftists and illegal immigrants to pull the country down. Their presence can explain every wrong in this country. When will you incredibly stupid people stop loving and defending your country to death? Deal with the problems right in front of your noses instead of rationalizing them away time after time!
9. So go back to soodan,these would be my wise advice
Moshe ,   Usa   (06.23.13)
10. Do you have blue eyes?
Ross, C. ,   Easternshore, MD   (06.23.13)
Ramses, Seti and some of the Yemeni Sheiks dyed, dye their hair red,, with Henna, it was was and is a custom amongst Middle East and African peoples. You see people like you Srah B., so far from your responses here on Ynet, don't, can't, nor want the truth, can't process the truth, carry on with your aggendda,,, the Hebrews were not a white people(no pun), simple, fact, case closed. In the Book of Leviticus a small patch/spot of white on the skin somtimes was a presecur to leporosy, so logically, a person would have to be other than white or even light skinned for white patches, spots of skin to be noticed. What do you want in this life and as for Abraham,s color ask your Rabbi, the truthfull one, those that want lie on this Hebrew's life and will tell you the truth of the color of the people of Kush, I believe Nimrod's son who built Ur of the Chaldeas,,,,, you know modern day Iraq.
11. No. 4
Madeleine ,   Israel   (06.23.13)
Israeli society is no worse than most western socities today. Unfortunately much of Israel society has parodied itself on American society and suffered the consequences. Why are you still living here if you cannot see the beautiful side of Israel and Israelis? Maybe you should go back to wherever you came from.
12. The word "kushi/t"
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (06.23.13)
Has always been used as a curse word in Israel. Back a few years ago it was used against Moroccan immigrants...anyone here remember that? But the word itself is unimportant. If a group of people - children or adults - decide that the word book should be a curse word, then that will happen - like " 4 eyes", or "fattso" for instance. This is case of racial bullying that should never have been allowed to develop. It doesn't matter if the child has other issues or not: "A psychiatrist who examined the girl said it was crucial the racist abuse was dealt with immediately. " The child needs help and support. Her classmates need help, education and correction, as do her teachers.
13. 10 Ross, C. : There are books that document the migration
Rivkah   (06.23.13)
of the Hebrew tribes such as "Judah's Scepter and Joseph's Birthright" and "The Lost Tribes of Israel." The ten northern tribes who were in captivity in Assyria (Iraq) escaped when the Assyrian army went to attack Judah. The Israelite tribes went over the Caucausus Mountains and became known as Caucasians (white people). There is an Egyptian bloodline from the wife of the Patriarch Joseph to Asenath and also there were mixed multitudes that caused no end of trouble (offspring of Hebrew-Egyptian marriages). But basically, the ancient Hebrews were white. Leprous spots on flesh tones of white people are whiter than then skin which is not white like a piece of paper. Nimrod was evil and he was black as was Canaan who raped his grandfather Noah and his line was cursed after that.
14. I'll admit I don't have extensive interaction
JRS   (06.23.13)
with Israelis, but I'm certain I wouldn't bring one home.
15. HA! HA! #10! SURPRISE!
Israeli 2   (06.23.13)
Abraham was from Terach(Bok) and Emetli (truth with me). Emetli's father was Kerenbo(Laser light in him) another planet. Abraham is white. More to this story because he looks 100% like Adam. ?????? Hee...heee.
16. A child who is suicidal is potentially murderous. The other
Rivkah   (06.23.13)
children need to be protected from that child who has mental problems. I am white and I was ostracized and bullied as a child by family and other children because I am pretty and they were jealous. I learned to be happy playing alone most of the time. That gave me more time with the Lord to study the Scriptures and bask in His friendship which is far better than having human pals who only try to corrupt one. The girls I knew as children wanted me to do bad things and when I refused, they hated me for not being evil like they were. God and a good Bible story book is a much better companion. I just wish I could have been home schooled so I didn't have to be around the creeps who mistreated me because they did not know God, like Sarah B. She is creepy because she does not know God and was probably a bully as a child and awful to be near in schools for righteous children.
17. "racial abuse"
jan ,   jerusalem, israel   (06.23.13)
why do we need to allow non-Jews, into our country to begin with? Are the government plans to become a nation like all other nations-drugs, alcholism, gays, porno, assimilation?
18. 8 People who are keeping busy...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (06.23.13)
with other people's business,are those who's own business is of no interest.
19. Yeah Sarah (#1), I'm sure those kids checked the words roots
Simon   (06.23.13)
before using it to refer to the girl... usually i agree with your comments but this time, you know, there's place and time for everything - now is definitely NEITHER the place NOR the time for comments such as the ones you have made, and CERTAINLY not for that etymological 'clarification.'
20. #18 please send that message of yours to Sarah B.
(06.23.13)
21. # 5 Sarah
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
Please read your last paragraph again,,,,, and PLEASE stop condemning a six year old child. You make me ashamed for you. You uphold the anti Israeli criticism with your hard, cold heart.
22. Never excuse racism
Jay Abouaf ,   Jaffa Israel   (06.24.13)
Racism is an ugly stain on Israeli society, whenever and however it occurs. It is a great affront to Torah and to God's creatures. Please don't try to justify filthy behavior of Israelis and Jews. We are all far from our great Moses; and even he sinned.
23. Stop it Sarah B
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
There is NO excuse for bullying a six year old child, ever. Do onto others is still the best way not words that kill. Have you no soul? I usually enjoy your posts, not this. Her class mates are acting like pigs. Got kids?? Got feelings? Lighten up.
24. # 19 Simon I agree Sarah B was bullying & defending bullies
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
I wonder what her response if the girls mother hired her after the child had successfully committed suicide? When does this shit end? Is Sarah so narrow as to exclude all children's rights and their dignity unless their Jewish? Suddenly, Sarah's standing is shorter than that of a pygmy, what a disappointment. I wouldn't hire Sarah if she won before the Supreme Court repeatedly. Bad, bad, bad.
25. Stop it Sarah B
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
There is NO excuse for bullying a six year old child, ever. Do onto others is still the best way not words that kill. Have you no soul? I usually enjoy your posts, not this. Her class mates are acting like pigs. Got kids?? Got feelings? Lighten up.
26. # 19 Simon I agree Sarah B was bullying & defending bullies
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
I wonder what her response if the girls mother hired her after the child had successfully committed suicide? When does this shit end? Is Sarah so narrow as to exclude all children's rights and their dignity unless their Jewish? Suddenly, Sarah's standing is shorter than that of a pygmy, what a disappointment. I wouldn't hire Sarah if she won before the Supreme Court repeatedly. Bad, bad, bad.
27. # 16 Rivkah everything ISN"T about you.
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
we're talking attempted suicide and you'd kill the same kid being bullied.?? You need help. Sarah is a bully, very disappointing but, so are you by suggesting isolating and condemning an already bullied child... Shame on you both, one "too G-dly" and the other not G-dly enough, two extremes and you both blame the poor bullied child. "Moderation in all things."
28. # 4 No sicker than any society
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
every race and group of people become bigots to some degree or another. If we expect acceptance and tolerance we should learn to practice giving it as well. Who picks on a six year old kid? Who allows this? Would these critics be happier if the poor child did commit suicide? Makes my stomach turn. G-d help them if this happens to their kid or grandchild.
29. # 5 Sarah
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!! ,   United States   (06.24.13)
Please read your last paragraph again,,,,, and PLEASE stop condemning a six year old child. You make me ashamed for you. You uphold the anti Israeli criticism with your hard, cold heart.
30. #16 - Rivkah
(06.23.13)
You need help. Try to find a good psychologist soon.
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