[Marxism] Fwd: Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel | VICE United States

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 2 06:52:16 MDT 2014

In Israel, racism and extremism are exploding. It began shortly after 
the kidnapping of three Israeli boys—Naftali, Gilad and Eyal—in Gush 
Etzion, that led to the assault in Gaza which has seen over 1,000 
killed. A Facebook page calling for the murder of Palestinians went 
viral. In one photo, a soldier posed broodingly with his gun, the word 
"vengeance" written on his chest. In another two teenage girls smiled 
happily with a banner that read: “Hating Arabs is not racism, it’s values.”

A few days later, at the boys' funeral in Modiin, Israeli Prime Minister 
Bibi Netanyahu fanned the flames. “May God avenge their blood,” he said 
to the gathered mourners. “Vengeance for the blood of a small child, 
Satan has not yet created,” he tweeted later.

Bibi got his wish. Over the weeks that followed, videos began to emerge 
almost daily of right-wing mobs roving across cities from Jerusalem to 
Beer Sheva, waving Israeli flags and screaming “Death to Arabs!”

Many ended in physical assaults. Last Thursday two Palestinian men were 
attacked on Jaffer Street in West Jerusalem as they delivered food to a 
grocery market. The following day two more Palestinians, Amir Shwiki and 
Samer Mahfouz, were beaten unconscious in the Eastern part of the city 
by a gang of 30 young Israelis wielding sticks and metal bars.

full: http://www.vice.com/read/israeli-racism-gaza-kleinfeld-511

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