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Race riots, lynch mobs...

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welcome to Israel.

Apparently the Black Palestinian victim of the attempted lynching, beaten nearly to death in front of hundreds of bystanders, was attacked after a young white Jewish woman incited the mob, claiming she had been harassed by an Arab. Yup. I’ve seen this movie before. Birth of a Nation, I believe it was called.

“This is directly tied to national fundamentalism that is the same as the rhetoric of neo-Nazis, Taliban and K.K.K.,” [Nimrod Aloni, the head of the Institute for Educational Thought at a Tel Aviv teachers college] said. “This comes from an entire culture that has been escalating toward an open and blunt language based on us being the chosen people who are allowed to do whatever we like.”

Several teenagers have been arrested. Let’s see what sentences, if any, they get. In the “Middle East’s only democracy,” and its colonies in Palestine, some lives are worth more than others.

In fairness, Israel has erupted with debate over this latest outrage, and earlier ones. Anti-racists fill the streets with protest, while ordinary Israeli citizens and politicians denounce increasing violence against Palestinians, Arab-Israelis and African migrants. Meanwhile, in Canada, a tepid United Church resolution calling for a boycott of products from illegal Israeli settlements is being denounced as anti-Se—…well, you know. And broad hints are being dropped that the church should lose its charitable status.

[Ht/t CC]

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