[Marxism] Israeli anti-Arab racism extends to Arab Jews – the scandal of the kidnapped “Yemeni” children

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 10:26:12 MDT 2016

“Mizrahi (Arab Jewish) parents were seen as bad, primitive people who were
a lost cause. The dominant view then was that, by placing the children with
Ashkenazi (light-skinned, European Jewish) families, they could be saved –
unlike their parents. They would be re-educated and made into suitable
material for the new Zionist state “

Racism among European Jews towards Jews from Arab countries reached the
very top of the government. Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister,
 the Mizrahim as “rabble” and a “generation of the desert”, concluding that
they lacked “a trace of Jewish or human education”.

In the early 1950s, he warned
<http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.604313>: “We do not want the
Israelis to become Arabs. It is incumbent upon us to struggle against the
spirit of the Levant, which corrupts individuals and societies.”

In his book The Idea of Israel, historian Ilan Pappe observed that Israel’s
Ashkenazi elite worked strenuously at “de-Arabising … Jews upon arrival” in


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