Opinion  Nahum Barnea
The Ethiopian Israelis' justified outcry
Nahum Barnea
Published: 04.05.15, 10:18
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1. Let's call it a spade of spade
American Sabrah   (05.04.15)
Racism, sexism, and xenophobia are instigated by white socialist hiloni men with a Soviet mentality (and haredi ashkenazi men to a certain degree). The secular Zionist establishment by the Bolshevik elitists is largely to blame for the rampant prejudice and discrimination that we face in this country. It's shocking and deplorable to me to see that the abundance of intolerance that still dwells in the hearts and minds of those who boast about being "progressive" and "intellectual". Ethiopians are law abiding citizens who deserve to enjoy the same rights and freedom that we enjoy.
2. "...but the racism comes from the bottom, not from the top":
Scharp ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (05.04.15)
Not true. I´m disappointed - this is a strange and elitist comment by Nahum Barnea, full of prejudice. No racism from "the top"? Silly. Prejudice and racism is everywhere, in all of us. Israel has to fight discrimination and institutionalized racism.
3. But no hate matches that from the secular leftist elite
Jake   (05.04.15)
the Tel Aviv intellegentsia that continues to dominate the media, and engage in vitreolic denunciations of the "other" (the majority), both open and subliminal.
4. So perhaps Mr.Barnea would do the only right thing :
ab   (05.04.15)
Give his place(and salary) to some Ethiopian. After all they feel excluded from all the "fat" jobs and Barnea should lead the way towards true emancipation,instead of pontificating .
5. Jaw dropping
Mark ,   London, UK   (05.04.15)
There's loads of stuff that appears in the comments section of this paper that makes my jaw drop open. Even in the anonymity of an internet comment such things would not be advocated in my country. When injustice is exposed there is a strong sense that things need to be rectified.
6. No evidence for a black man being killed in Baltimore.
Murray the K ,   Brooklyn, NY   (05.04.15)
7. Who knows?
Colour of the human soul and spirit? Pure intensive lights are the soul and spirit. Pure white as snow not European white skin colour.
8. Maybe Israelis Are Used To Discrimination
Christy ,   Boston, US   (05.05.15)
There is religious discrimination, among Jewish 'Streams', that is tolerated. Some Jewish 'Streams' are treated as better, or more genuine, than other Jewish 'Streams'. (Marriage, as an example.) Once a society gets accustomed to discrimination in one area, other discriminations are easier to tolerate or overlook.
9. Ethiopians have ample reason and
Koose E Mack ,   NY US   (05.05.15)
justification for protest. Many newcomers to Israel were treated like garbage when they arrived; case in point, Moroccans, Tunisians, Egyptians, Yemenites, etc. Many European Jews consider them and refer to them as "Schwartzes". This behavior is repugnant, disgusting, and goes against the very precepts of Judaism and the founding principles of The State of Israel. Let's all become mentschen and love our brothers not matter what their origins are. May I also extend this to our Muslim and Christian bretheren as well!
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