African diplomats suffer from racism in Israel

This video is called Racism Report: Africans in Israel.

From Ynet in Israel:

African diplomats in Israel: We’re afraid to walk down streets

In meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon, Ghana‘s ambassador says wife gets picked on when she goes shopping

Itamar Eichner

Published: 08.05.12, 12:09

Due to the recent slew of offensive and racist statements made by Israeli politicians, African diplomats in Israel are afraid to walk down the street, said African ambassadors in Israel during a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.

The meeting, which was attended by the ambassadors of Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast, was recently held in the Foreign Ministry’s offices in Jerusalem, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

In addition to Ayalon, the meeting was also attended by Avi Granot, the assistant director general for the ministry’s Africa division.

During the meeting, Ghana’s ambassador to Israel Henry Hanson-Hall said that his wife is constantly picked on when she goes shopping. “If that’s what happens to an ambassador’s wife,” he said “what are the rest of the African employees supposed to say?! I’m afraid of being arrested or picked on,” he added.

According to the foreign diplomats, the racial slurs directed at them harm Israel’s public image in Africa. They emphasized Israel’s right to deport foreign migrants, but asked that the issue be dealt with in a humane manner.

They further said that the publicized deportation of migrants humiliates them and depicts them as dangerous criminals.

A resident of Beersheba claimed that a bus driver called her a “stinking Ethiopian”, Yedioth Ahronoth reported: here.

Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another country: here.

England: Newcastle Labour councillor Dipu Ahad tells PETER LAZENBY of a terrifying experience in Israel: here.

South Tel Aviv stories: Some children lead paperless lives: here.

From the Jerusalem Post in Israel:

Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon Sunday described two violent attacks against Arabs ​​over the weekend in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem as “hate crimes” and “terrorist acts.” He called the attacks “totally unacceptable and outrageous” and ascribed their incidence to a moral and educational failure that goes against Jewish ethics and values.

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