Video has emerged from a shocking mob attack by hundreds of Israeli football fans on Arab workers and shoppers at the Malha Mall in western Jerusalem.

The video shows a large crowd, some wearing the colors of the Jerusalem Beitar football team, whose fans are notorious for their ultra-nationalism and racism shouting “mavet la ‘aravim” – death to the Arabs – in Hebrew. The chant can be heard at 2:30 and 5:21 in the video.

Haaretz reported on the mob attack earlier today – four days after the incident – in a story headlined “Hundreds of Beitar Jerusalem fans beat up Arab workers in mall; no arrests”:

Hundreds of Beitar Jerusalem supporters assaulted Arab cleaning personnel at the capital’s Malha shopping center on Monday, in what was said to be one of Jerusalem’s biggest-ever ethnic clashes. “It was a mass lynching attempt,” said Mohammed Yusuf, a team leader for Or-Orly cleaning services.

Despite CCTV footage of the events, no one was arrested. Jerusalem police said that is because no complaint was filed. Witnesses said that after a soccer game in the nearby Teddy Stadium, hundreds of mostly teenage supporters flooded into the shopping center, hurling racial abuse at Arab workers and customers and chanting anti-Arab slogans, and filled the food hall on the second floor.

I’ve never seen so many people,” said A, a shopkeeper. “They stood on chairs and tables and what have you. They made a terrible noise, screamed ‘death to the Arabs,’ waved their scarves and sang songs at the top of their voices.”

Shortly afterward, several supporters started harassing three Arab women, who sat in the food hall with their children. They verbally abused and spat on them.

Some Arab men, who work as cleaners at the shopping center and observed the brawl, came to their rescue. “How can you stand aside and do nothing?” said Akram, a resident of the Old City’s Muslim Quarter who was one of the cleaners who got involved. CCTV footage shows that they started chasing the rioting youths, wielding broomsticks.

It seemed the workers managed to chase the abusers away, but a few minutes later supporters returned and assaulted them. “They caught some of them and beat the hell out of them,” said Yair, owner of a bakery located in the food hall.

Death to the Arabs” chant common

Unchecked racism against Arabs is endemic in Israeli soccer. “In the late 1990s and onwards, ‘Death to the Arabs’ became a common chant in almost every football [soccer] stadium in Israel” wrote Amir Ben-Porat, a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben Gurion University in an academic article I quoted in a piece I wrote in 2008. Ben-Porat, who authored a study on the use of the chant, says that because of the importance of soccer in Israeli society and its high profile in the media, “This chant is heard far beyond the stadium” (Amir Ben-Porat, “Death to the Arabs: the right-wing fan’s fear,” Soccer & Society, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 1-13).

On last year’s “Jerusalem Day,” an Israeli government sponsored ultra-nationalist festival, hordes of Israeli youths were also caught on video marching through eastern occupied Jerusalem chanting “Death to the Arabs” and “Muhammad is dead.”

The shocking incident at Malha Mall is an indicator of how far it has spread. Malha Mall is built near the ruins of the ethnically cleansed Palestinian village of al-Maliha.

The only democracy in the Middle East.

willliam:

I’m taking a class that focuses on this.

I’m currently reading an essay written by Ze’ev Jabotinsky, who was a Revisionist Zionist whom advocated militarism to subdue the native population in order to eventually build Israel.

The Iron Wall is the name of the essay. It was written in 1923, over…

"I’m a peacemaker, but the current Israeli government does not know how to make peace. We move from war to war, and this will never stop. I think Zionism has run its course."

Ruth Dayan, Moshe Dayan’s Widow on Israel today

Wow. Just wow.

I like how, in order to defend Israel, neocons and right-wing Zionists always forget that Iraq is now a “democracy”.

I’m reading this book right now and it’s extremely frustrating. He makes points about Zionism and Israeli history that I personally agree with, but his support for a lot of his theories and ideas is very weak. He has a tendency to rely upon secondary sources too much and to make way too many grand sweeping statements that he doesn’t back up well. Overall, his subject about how Zionism created itself and what myths it had to create would make for an interesting paper/dissertation.
(This is just a short book review I wrote. I’m thinking about doing more of these. I’m not sure if I should stick to a short review like this or more of a one to two page length review. Any ideas/suggestions?)

I’m reading this book right now and it’s extremely frustrating. He makes points about Zionism and Israeli history that I personally agree with, but his support for a lot of his theories and ideas is very weak. He has a tendency to rely upon secondary sources too much and to make way too many grand sweeping statements that he doesn’t back up well. Overall, his subject about how Zionism created itself and what myths it had to create would make for an interesting paper/dissertation.

(This is just a short book review I wrote. I’m thinking about doing more of these. I’m not sure if I should stick to a short review like this or more of a one to two page length review. Any ideas/suggestions?)

Israel sees one Israeli life as being worth 1000 Palestinians.

daisysnotebook:

dashingforgold:

muacaiik:

The ‘STATE’ of Israel was founded on pure lies; it was never about a homeland for the Jewish people. Israel was just the launching pad for the continuation of the Nazi State. The party that founded Israel is the same one that was formed when Hitler’s National Socialist Party (NA) signed a pact with the Zionist International (ZI) and together these two entities created The NAZI Party, in 1923.

In fact “the Jews” of what is now Israel in many cases were survivors of the victims of Zionista soldiers in Hitler’s SS. More than one third of the SS was of ‘Jewish’ extraction, according to German records. The ZI was responsible for the NAZI campaign against the Jews. This was necessary to create the get-out-of-jail-forever card that would be needed to garner global support (after the war) for the plight of “the Jewish people.” But Zionists are not Jewish by nature. A Zionist can be a member of any religion. The Jewish connection was primarily created as the cover story that was needed to create the lock to the Biblical justification for the existence of Israel in 1948; when this whole false-flag operation was sold to the United Nations for ratification. What the world does not seem to know is that this pact between Hitler and the Zionista International was signed long before Hitler had become a major player in German politics (but that was the real reason) that the only other flag to legally fly over NAZI Germany was the Blue &White Star of David.

Lies, Deception and global hatreds are what the German NAZI’s were, and still are all about under Hitler. This fact explains how the Israeli’s could treat the Palestinians as they have since they first attacked Palestine in 1948. This treatment of innocent Palestinians by the occupying Israeli forces makes the Nazi’s of WWII look like mere school-children. And the current Israeli-behavior in Gaza has no contemporary equal for raw brutality, mindless murder and unending torture as those policies continue today under Bibi Netanyahu, the current Butcher of Palestine.

After Hitler’s armies were defeated the real Nazi’s of today continued with their war upon humanity from Israel. So now the world can see, that nothing which was promised to anyone by Israel under its globalist agenda, was ever true. The Jews and the Christians as well as the Muslims inside Israel are all treated with the scorn and hatred represented in the continuing slaughter of babies, of children and of the civilian population in the name of creating a safer-Israel. Because the supposed HOMELAND for the Jews (that Israel was supposed to be) is a dictatorship; not a democracy. Israel today is nothing less than a Barbaric-Apartheid Zionist State; totally controlled by the NAZI party of 2011. And now Israel is demanding the surrender of the entire world to pacify their unending-cravings for total power and control.Here is Israel’s latest demand, as a minimum-requirement for their continued existence. 

— Jim Kirwan

This is disgusting. I’m only reblogging to expose a a lot of the ignorance I’ve been seeing on my dash.

This is only another attempt to lessen the integrity of the Holocaust martyrs and to diminish the crime that it was. It’s disgusting.

What the hell is wrong with this OP? I’m insulted.

Jesus, I spend a lot of time fighting Zionism and shit like this disgusts me. You can be anti-Zionist without being anti-Semitic.

"In my office in Jerusalem, there’s a — there’s an ancient seal. It’s a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there’s a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu. That’s my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back a thousand years earlier to Benjamin — Binyamin — the son of Jacob, who was also known as Israel. Jacob and his 12 sons roamed these same hills of Judea and Sumeria 4,000 years ago, and there’s been a continuous Jewish presence in the land ever since."

Benjamin Netanyahu talking about Jewish heritage in Israel

Netanyahu’s dad changed his name to Netanyahu from Mileikowsky. This would be like me going to England, changing my name to Windsor and claiming I have a history with England. It’s fucking stupid, but he never gets called out on it and it plays to ignorant Zionists.

The rabbi referred to the Arabs as “wolves”, adding: “What we have with those villains and savages is not peace, and it won’t be peace. It’s against their nature. They hate peace.”

He called Israel should be cleared of Arabs, who should be given a right of return to places like Saudi Arabia. “The Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel only,” he ruled.

Migron, Lior said, is not an occupied area, neither according to international law nor according to the Torah. If it is indeed an occupied area, he argued, then so is the village of Sheikh Munis (where northern Tel Aviv is located).

This guy is a state-funded rabbi. At some point, you think Israel would realize there’s a conflict being a democracy that’s respectful of the rights of all and defining itself as a Jewish state, but evidently not.

Along with four of my high school mates, I have been working on organizing Palestine’s first local Model United Nations conference. It was going to be held in Ramallah this weekend. We wanted to offer many students in Palestine the opportunity to participate in a Model United Nations conference, for the first time, to understand and gain awareness of how the United Nations functions and how it deals with world issues.

But sadly, due to the rising threat of violence by Israeli settlers, we were forced to postpone it.

 The first Palestinian Model United Nations Conference (PalMUN) was planned to be held over this weekend in Ramallah, starting on Friday, September 23rd; however, due to the current volatile situation in the West Bank caused by illegal Israeli settler violence in response to the Palestinian’s United Nations bid seeking full membership of Palestine, we have decided to postpone the conference until the 7th of October, 2011.

Just good ol’ fashion racism from the only democracy in the Middle East.