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I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963

 

 

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The topic is so hot that on August 27, 2013, the Municipality of Tel Aviv was forced to deny that it applies a policy of segregation in pre-schools.

The topic is so hot that on August 23, 2013, Israel's Ministry of Education published a bid tailored to discriminate against Ethiopian Jews.

The topic is so hot that on August 7, 2013, Prime Minister Netanyahu dedicated a significant part of his visit to the Israeli Las Vegas to a wild attack on African workers. "The first thing is to avoid the ongoing dripping of infiltrators," he said alluding to the barrier qualities of the oddly baptized new military complex.

Children of Foreign Workers, Opera Tower, Tel Aviv

Children of Foreign Workers, Opera Tower, Tel Aviv
"We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity..."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963
I Have a Dream

Shapira Neighborhood

Shapira Neighborhood, South Tel Aviv
January 27, 2013, after a Molotov Cocktail Attack
Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

The topic is so hot that on January 27, 2013, Israel's Ministry of Health formally admitted having injected Ethiopian-Jewish women with venom against their will, so that they wouldn’t get pregnant.*

The topic is so hot that on April 27, 2012, five Molotov Cocktails were thrown in Shapira Neighborhood, a poor area in Tel Aviv's south. One of them hit a kindergarten, where children were sleeping, the others hit private homes. The victims were African workers; the attackers were Jews backed by a political party and were not prosecuted by the racist Israeli Police.

We Brought You as Slaves, You Won't Study!

Beta Israel and the Falash Mura are two groups of Ethiopian citizens seeking Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. The Law of Return gives automatic and immediate citizenship to every Jew arriving in Israel.

A Jew is defined in that law as a person born Jewish (with a Jewish mother or maternal grandmother), with a Jewish ancestry (with a Jewish father or grandfather) or a convert to Orthodox Judaism (Reform and Conservative converts are recognized only if the rites were performed outside the State of Israel, other groups are rejected).

The basis for this racist law is what is known as "Jus Sanguinis" in Latin, namely "Blood Law." In ancient times, it was used to attribute citizenship on the basis of family relations. Despite the almost certain invalidity of their claim, Beta Israel were recognized as Jews by one prominent rabbi and thus granted citizenship.

In contrast to the discrepancies regarding their Jewishness, there is no doubt about the link between Beta Israel and the Falash Mura. Both groups acknowledge that Falash Mura were people from Beta Israel who accepted Christianity in various waves of conversion since the 15th century. In comparison to the roughly 130,000 Beta Israel living now in Israel, the number of the Falash Mura is small; apparently fewer than 10,000 still live in Ethiopia; even fewer are in Israel.

They are not recognized as Jews by the State of Israel, and thus are not allowed to reach the state under the clauses of the Law of Return applied to their brothers from Beta Israel. Due to their Christianity, Falash Mura reaching Israel independently are treated as illegitimate foreign workers and deported if caught. They have the same status as the recently attacked South Sudanese and Eritrean workers.

Those getting citizenship are discriminated against, facing difficulties in the schools and the IDF; this blocks them for life in the Israeli society.

Since the 1990, the Ministry of Education operated a complex plan of "Bridgers," dedicated teachers that act as bridges between the Ministry of Education and Ethiopian pupils. In average, roughly 10,000 Ethiopian pupils study in 150 schools. The bridgers smoothed misunderstandings and eventually were a positive force in the integration of the newcomers to the local culture.

Hana El'azar and Miriam Yitzhak

Hana El'azar and Miriam Yitzhak
Ethiopian Jews Discriminated by Israel
"I Have a Dream": The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hana El'azar and Miriam Yitzhak—shown in the image above—are two such Bridgers. On August 23, they learned that the Ministry of Education had published a new bid aimed at the change of their operation condition.

Until now, the Ministry had treated the 55 Bridgers with disgust. They were kept outside the formal educational system through special contracts managed by an external company. The Ministry made a bid every three years. From now onwards, they are pariahs.

A few days ago, the Ministry announced that the Bridgers' contract through an external company would be stopped. The project will be run through manpower companies. In recent years, the payments to the Bridgers had been significantly lowered, and now it is expected to go below any acceptable level. Hana and Miriam gave after the decision an interview in which they complained of discrimination against Ethiopians and spoke of the imminent closure of the only project allowing them successful assimilation into the Israeli society.

"Shut up and work! We brought you as slaves, you won't study!" is the clear message of the State of Israel to its Ethiopian citizens.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963

"I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963

 

Black Kindergarten

Away from the real estate headlines, Afeka is one of the richest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. It lacks the shiny splendor of Ramat Aviv 'C' and other tower-plagued enclaves owned by the nouveau riche, but the secluded low houses leave no doubt that the people living there are veteran millionaires; land is worth a fortune in the over-crowded Holy Land. Its quiet streets are located next to the highway leading to the airport; Israeli millionaires always have valid exit tickets and are ready to leave at the first sign of war.

In the early morning, a visitor would see a peculiar sight: African and Filipino domestic workers rushing to buy fresh bread. The Zionist dream was built by Palestinian construction workers and is maintained by foreign workers from Nigeria, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Nepal and Thailand. Sudanese are not welcomed.**

In Israel, there are several thousand (estimates vary between 4,000 and 8,000) people who have arrived from Sudan and are seeking refuge from the ongoing military conflicts in their home country. They arrived by land, after a perilous trip across the Sinai and Negev deserts; reports on the horrors faced by them along the way should be enough to grant recognition of the survivors as refugees upon arrival. In order to accomplish the feat, they use the help of local Bedouins, the only masters of the desert (see Explosion in Sinai).

Israel has formally recognized as refugees only a few hundred of them; the rest work as illegal workers, hiding in the vast population of foreign workers building up the Zionist dream. They replaced the Palestinians, who are not welcome anymore in Tel Aviv. In this precarious and rather violent condition, Sudanese workers face deportation back to war and death. To put things in proportions; these less than 10,000 refugees live in "Gush Dan," the metropolitan area with Tel Aviv at its center; it encompasses seven cities, and roughly 3 million people.

Many of them have children, who need to go to school. In recent weeks, reports on the Israeli media claimed that Tel Aviv is segregating children of African workers into specially designated kindergarten. After the story started to be quoted outside Israel, the Municipality reacted officially on August 27.

A municipality representative—who preferred to stay anonymous—said that no such policy has been enacted, and that the only determining factor for where a child attends preschool is their place of residence, adding "We can't hide that there is bitterness on the part of many of the residents of south Tel Aviv about the fact that the institutions their children attend are full of the children of African asylum-seekers, but this is not something that the city has developed a policy to address."

The strangest reaction to this slightly disguised racism came from Yael Gvirtz, from the Eliphelet Association – Citizens for Refugee Children, which assists the children of asylum-seekers in Israel. She said on the same day to Yediot Ahronot "Let's say this is the reality. Then I think that if the city does this well and invests the resources needed, these children can benefit from this, because they'll be in a place they're wanted, where their needs are met." Imagine a Nazi-official saying that about Auschwitz.

Israeli Crimes Against Humanity

Crimes against humanity are defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum as events that "are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings."

These crimes are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Isolated events are defined as war crimes or violations of human rights. The perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy in order to bear responsibility for their crimes.

The short list of crimes includes murder, extermination, torture, rape, political, racial, or religious persecution and any other inhumane act.

This is defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, signed in Rome, on July 17, 1998. How come Israel is systemically committing crimes against humanity while being a UN-member?

On 28 August 2002, the Government of Israel informed the Secretary-General of the following: ".....in connection with the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court adopted on 17 July 1998, [...] Israel does not intend to become a party to the treaty. Accordingly, Israel has no legal obligations arising from its signature on 31 December 2000. Israel requests that its intention not to become a party, as expressed in this letter, be reflected in the depositary’s status lists relating to this treaty."

Even the partial list of events mentioned in this article is enough to be defined as Israeli crimes against humanity.

"God bless Hitler, let's castrate a few more niggers," prominent Israelis said afterwards on the condition of anonymity.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"—Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963

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Roni Gimzo

Roni Gimzo—General Manager of Israel's Ministry of Health
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing And The Psychology Of Genocide

* The unjustified arrogance of the Israeli doctors worked against them. For many years they kept injecting Ethiopian women with Depo-Provera every three months, against their will. This venom is a long-acting hormonal contraceptive birth control drug, which has severe side effects, including irreversible bone-loss.
The USA suffers from a related problem. Dorothy Roberts claims (Moira Brennan, April–May 2001, "Dorothy Roberts: What we talk about when we talk about reproductive rights". Ms Magazine. http://www.msmagazine.com/apr01/roberts.html) that black teenagers in the US using birth control use Depo-Provera at a far higher rate than white teenagers because they are disproportionately targeted for the least safe, cheapest contraceptives.
These Crypto-Nazi Israeli doctors didn't realize that these women would eventually learn to speak Hebrew. Afterwards, they began shouting. Last December, the Israeli Educational Television broadcast research by Gal Gabai in a program called "Vacuum," which exposed 35 testimonies of Ethiopian women who were violated in such a fashion by Israeli doctors. "They threatened not to allow us into Israel," Amawish Elena—one of the victims—described the first time she was poisoned by an Israeli doctor in Ethiopia.

Lawyer Sharona Elyahu from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel picked up the story and acted swiftly. She forced Professor Roni Gimzo—General Manager of Israel's Ministry of Health—to react publicly in Haaretz on the abovementioned date. Until recently, the Ministry had refused to acknowledge the systematic violation of these women by the State. Yet, before the interview, Mr. Gimzo sent a public letter to the relevant organizations in Israel ordering them to stop immediately the venom injections to Ethiopian women. His language showed no repentance: "Without stating a position or stating facts regarding the claims of this issue, I ask to guide all the doctors working with women...not to renew the use of Depo-Provera with Ethiopian women..." he wrote. The broadcast showed that in the last decade, the fertility of Ethiopians in Israel has decreased over 50%. Dr. Gimzo, Hitler is proud of you! "They told us that we shouldn’t have children, that those who have children suffer in their life... in Israel you will work for your food, it will be difficult for you, that is what they told us... we got the injection, we got it every three months. We didn't want it. We said 'no' and opposed it. We said that we didn't want it..." said one of the violated women to the Educational Television.

** On February 26, 2013, the Israeli government acknowledged that in recent months, it sent back to Sudan at least one thousand Sudanese lacking work permits. Since the two countries are technically at war, the workers were sent through a third country overland.
Sudanese passports state that their carriers are not allowed to enter Israel. Israel's official policy is to avoid deportations to hostile countries. Israel broke its own laws, and sent the deported people to a country that will jail them for being in Israel. In September 2007, Sudan's Foreign Affairs Ministry stated, "being in Israel is a crime;" the country's president stated that Sudanese who had been in Israel would be punished.
Israel had acknowledged the threats in various cases that reached Israeli courts; invariably the State claimed that it wouldn’t deport Sudanese to Sudan because "their lives would be in danger." Michael Bavli, the head representative of UNHCR in Israel, declared in 2008, "deporting the Sudanese to Sudan would be Israel's worst transgression against the UN treaties it signed; it would be a crime never before committed." In October 2012, this was officially supported by the UNHCR. Everybody, including Israel, agrees that the deportations were wrong. Yet, Israel violated the refugees.
On March 4, the illegitimate expulsion of Africans via Egypt by Israel (initially deduced here) was proven after an Eritrean refused to leave Cairo for his country. He was threatened by Israel with three years in prison if he didn't leave willingly; this is called extortion. States are not supposed to engage in it. The following day Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ordered the country's courts to stop expelling Eritreans, recognizing that the "willing deportation" document that the refugees were forced to sign was illegal.

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