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Racism In Israel And Beyond

AFRICANGLOBE - The riot of Ethiopian Jews in Israel who were protesting against racism is a sad reflection on Israeli society. It must not be exaggerated, but it should come as no surprise. There has always been a disconnect between the ideals of Israel’s state institutions and the petty prejudice and fighting against and between its minority communities.

Anti-Black Racism Exposed In Israel, America

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Israelis, long the victims of systematic racial discrimination in Israel, evoked the spirit of Baltimore and demanded an end to discrimination and police brutality. However, it was in the liberal bastion of Tel Aviv that the protests turned into a battle zone between the police and Ethiopian Israelis.

Ethiopia Demands Explanation From Israel Over Racism

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian government has expressed concern over Israeli authorities' treatment of Ethiopian-Israelis. It appears Addis Ababa has been following the violent clashes over the past few weeks between Israelis of Ethiopian origin and police, while several Ethiopian news outlets accused Israel of racism and brutality towards Ethiopian Israelis.

Israel’s Long History Of Racism: What Exactly Are Ethiopian Israelis Protesting?

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Israelis have often complained that they are made to feel like second-class Jews. The Falashmura, descendants of Ethiopian Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity and began arriving in Israel about 20 years ago, have been required to undergo actual conversion in Israel — not only the immersion ritual — to be eligible for citizenship.

Israel: Ethiopian Jews Clash With Police At Anti-Racism Rally

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli riot police have fired stun grenades and water cannon on thousands of ethnic Ethiopian Jewish citizens in an attempt to clear one of the most violent protests in memory in the heart of Tel Aviv. The protesters, Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin, were demonstrating on Sunday against what they said was police racism and brutality after a video clip emerged last week showing policemen shoving and punching a Black soldier.

Israeli Cops Beat Ethiopian IDF Soldier In Racist Attack

AFRICANGLOBE - Two Israeli policemen have been suspended after video footage emerged on Monday showing them pummeling an Ethiopian-born IDF soldier. “When I saw the clip, I couldn’t believe I was in Israel,” Pakada’s brother told Channel 2. “I was sure it was a prank, that this is a clip from the US of white cops beating Black citizens for no reason. Only by the army uniform, could I see that it was my brother.”

Fighting The Wrong Battle: South African Minister Denied Entry Into Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of South Africa has expressed outrage after Israel’s decision to deny a visa to the country's Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. “We are taking it up through the proper channels. We need to receive a proper explanation for the denial of a visa to a sitting cabinet minister,” Monyela said.

African Asylum Seekers Murdered By ISIS Were Forced Out Of Israel...

AFRICANGLOBE - Three Eritrean asylum seekers who were pushed out of Israel by the government during the past year have been murdered by ISIS in Libya. The three African asylum seekers were likely kidnapped with a group of Christian Ethiopians who were then executed by ISIS, which reportedly released a gruesome video of the execution Sunday.

Jewish Agency Asks ‘All Who Are Hungry To Come And Eat’...

Ethiopian Jews are seeking to identify with their religion, yet stumbling blocks are being thrown in their path. Ethiopian Jews came to Israel to create new lives for themselves. They came with visions of finding Jewish meaning and creating new lives for their families. They came with the dreams of being valued and contributing members of Israeli society. Instead, they are treated with prejudice and denied opportunities that they see are received by others. They are living in crowded apartments. They have little food on their tables.

Netanyahu Faces Growing Pushback On ‘Speech Of His Life’

AFRICANGLOBE - Rejecting pleas from many of Israel’s most reliable supporters in the United States to avoid playing politics with a vital strategic relationship, the Israeli prime minister is expected to strike a Churchillian pose. Netanyahu’s planned speech also appears to have undermined Israel’s influence on Capitol Hill. By forcing Democrats to choose between the Israeli leader and Obama, Netanyahu is weakening congressional opposition to a deal and support for new sanctions against Iran

Israel’s Africa Policies ‘An Exercise In Cynicism’

AFRICANGLOBE - South African spies have a deep disdain for their Israeli counterparts, with intelligence assessments accusing Israel of conducting "cynical" polices in Africa that include "fuelling insurrection", "appropriating diamonds" and even sabotaging Egypt's water supply.

Spy Cables Reveal Israel Stole South African Missile Technology

AFRICANGLOBE - A leaked Mossad secret service document reveals that in 2010 Israel obtained stolen South African anti-tank missile technology. South African intelligence covered it up. Years later, when two men charged with stealing the plans were put on trial in South Africa, prosecutors failed to release the full information of Israel's involvement.

How Israel Forcibly Sterilized Ethiopian Jews

AFRICANGLOBE - The Israeli government has admitted to forcing female Ethiopian Jewish migrants into having contraceptive injections without their knowledge or consent. The women were deceived and told that the Depo-Provera injections were vaccinations and that unless they had them, they would be refused entry to Israel.

Netanyahu Takes A Step Too Far As He Attempts To Isolate...

AFRICANGLOBE - There is a growing body of opinion that Netanyahu and the Israel lobby have over-reached themselves in trying to isolate the democratically elected President of the United States and that they are now perceived as attempted hijackers of elected government.

Greater Israel: Netanyahu Seeks To Turn US Congress Against Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - The current Congress follows the agenda of AIPAC – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC, in turn, is controlled and financed by pro-Israel supporters and they take their lead from the Likud policy agenda of Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.

The Palestinianization Of Blacks In The United States

AFRICANGLOBE - What we have going on here in America is an ongoing counter-insurgency war by the dominant Anglo-American U.S. government against the minority Black peoples. What we have here is the Palestinianization of Blacks in the United States.