Not all Jews created.. “Chosen!”

Posted: September 23, 2008 in anti-Semitism, Civil Rights, Ethnic Cleansing, Israel, Jews, Middle East, Occupation, Palestine, Palestinians, Religion, War crimes, World News, Zionists

Ethiopian Israelis find out not all Jews are created ‘Chosen’!

by James P. Tucker, Jr.

It  is becoming difficult if not impossible for Jews to become Israeli citizens if their skin is dark. Israel is slamming the door on Jews from Ethiopia. The situation is analogous to problems in the United States when Negroes moved into white neighborhoods.

Ethiopian Jews

Ethiopian Jews

They come from the Gondar region of northern Ethiopia, where donkeys are used for transportation, there are no bathrooms and no formal education. They move into industrialized areas where they must learn Hebrew, master a cell phone and settle among immigrants from dozens of countries, including Argentina, Yemen, Australia and the United States.

When massive immigration began more than 30 years ago, these Ethiopians were recognized outright as Jews. Israel at first balked at accepting them, but relented when American Jews campaigned on behalf of the Falash Mura. Jews worldwide wanted to fill Israel’s population on what had been Palestinian land for centuries. So 40,000 Ethiopian dark-skinned Jews moved into Israel, joining 80,000 already there. Israel had a total population of seven million. Classic, lighter-skinned Jews reacted to the dark skinned, illiterate, unskilled Jews settling among them the same as American whites reacted to Negroes settling into their neighborhoods after so called “open-housing legislation” passed more than three decades ago. Housing values dropped as crime gripped the neighborhoods. There was “white flight” to the more expensive suburbs less affordable to Negroes. When the nation’s capital integrated its schools in 1954, “white flight” included almost the entire Congress. Only one senator, the late Henry Jackson of Washington, kept his kids in Washington’s public schools, but that was in a rich section on Foxhall Road, which remained all-white for years.

“They are poor, plagued by crime, violence and substance abuse. Most go straight on welfare.”

But dark-skinned Jews are effectively banned from Israel now, the Associated Press reports. “The Israeli government has decided that the influx must stop,” the Associated Press revealed. “They are poor, plagued by crime, violence and substance abuse. Most go straight on welfare.”

This is also similar to the border problems in the United States. Immigrants from South America, legal and illegal, are a burden on American taxpayers. The average immigrant family of four costs taxpayers more than $4,000 a year in free medical care and welfare. But, unlike the United States, Israel is protecting its borders, including those established in the brutal, illegal occupation of the Gaza Strip, seized in the Six-Day War in 1967..

This is the land of the “only democracy” in the Middle East.. where racism is on the climb. See also Haaretz article New Heights of Racism.

The Jews of Ethiopia are also known as Falasha (Amharic for “Exiles” or “Strangers”) by non-Jewish Ethiopians, but this term is considered pejorative. Other terms by which the community have been known include the Tigrinya Kayla and the Hebrew Habashim, associated with the non-Jewish Habesha people.

Israel’s Law of Return gives Jews, and those with Jewish parents or grandparents, and all of their spouses, the right to settle in Israel and obtain citizenship. Ironic: since Palestinians are denied the same! Under this law, nearly 85% of the Ethiopian Beta Israel community, comprising more than 120,000 people, have emigrated to Israel, most notably during Operation Moses (1984) and Operation Solomon (1991). The Israeli government mounted “rescue” operations for migration when civil war and famine threatened populations within Ethiopia. Some immigration has continued up until the present day.

Source: Wikipedia.

  1. freidenker85 says:

    Do you read Hebrew?

    I live in Holon, there’s lots of Ethiopeans nearby. I also live right next door the the historically fascinating Shomronim, a self-alledged group professing to be the remainder of the 10 Israeli tribes of Israel who were exiled a long time before Judean Jews were.

    Ethiopeans are being harrassed here a LOT. There’s been newspaper articles about Ethiopeans who are refused entry to buses and somesuch. It is vitally important to realize that this racism is not state-funded or state-endorsed. The state is too busy with filling pockets and bellies of fat, cynical, mostly Ashkenazi politicians than to waste time on anti-sectarian propaganda.

    I think you’re looking at this the wrong way. Israel opresses EVERYONE in Israel. Not just Ethiopeans. It’s this habit of ours. The bright side is that the people opress BACK. It’s strikes, protests and civic right movements (and we have HUNDREDS of them!) that keep the government in check. Sure, it’s annoying where everything that’s supposedly rightfully the individual’s has to be fought for tooth and claw… But I blame incompetence and political corruption, not any Jewish or Israeli ethic.

    I lived here all my life, we all get screwed by the system. The Ethiopeans just get it harder because they’re mostly poor and under-represented people.

    I hate it, but that’s just how it is.

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