Rabbi Eckstein, PM Netanyahu sign pact against racism

Photo: Prime Minister’s Office

Today Rabbi Eckstein met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky, and Minister of Education Gion Saar, to sign “a document encouraging the integration of Ethiopian immigrants and against discrimination and racism.”

Incidents of violence toward the Ethiopian immigrant communities, as well as recent outbreaks of racism (including a fire bomb attack on a Palestinian taxi in Gush Etzio and the assault of three Arab teenagers in Jerusalem), led the Prime Minister to make this statement during the ceremony:

The State of Israel is a democratic state, an enlightened state, a state where when we come across acts such as these, the entire state and all of its leaders come out together against such phenomena, and we will continue to do so.

That is what makes us unique in the environment around us and this will continue to make us unique. I hope that one day our environment will change as well. But we will be persistent in our complete opposition to racism and violence.

We are not prepared to tolerate racism in Israel. Neither are we prepared to tolerate the combination of racism and violence.

 


Author: Stand For Israel | August 21, 2012
Posted in:  Uncategorized


 

What do you think?

  • Julia
    August 29, 2012
    12:48 pm
     

    Can you, please stop using word “racism” when refer to Arabs involved incidents? What kind of race is an “Arab race”?

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  • Julia
    August 29, 2012
    12:45 pm
     

    Please, remind me what kind of race is an “Arab race” that you constantly refer to when mentioning beating of an Arab teenager. Violence and hatred against African immigrants is Racism.

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  • TONY
    August 28, 2012
    11:53 pm
     

    There’s two kind of people in the world, those who love, and those who hate. God loves and those created in his image love people because to love is as natural for them as, hating people is for Satan.

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  • Maksy
    August 27, 2012
    7:09 am
     

    Welldone Mr. Prime Minister. Good one.

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  • Tsegay
    August 27, 2012
    12:51 am
     

    Good work, sends the right message against racists.Racism has no place in an exceptional country such as Israel.

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  • Aliza
    August 26, 2012
    6:28 pm
     

    Racism and discrimanation was always among people.

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  • solomon
    August 26, 2012
    3:56 pm
     

    it is depressing to feel the pain of racism even living in Israel-the holiest land on the face of the earth. humanity’s most terrible enemy, RACISM. fight it till it is defeated.

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  • abe
    August 26, 2012
    10:59 am
     

    If they are JEWS,why trying to discriminate against them because of the color of their skin.please this should not be mentioned in our Holy land Israel.

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  • jeb
    August 26, 2012
    8:04 am
     

    Of course racism exists in Israel as it does elsewhere, but when the rumor of a Coptic marrying an Arab woman occurred during the “Arab Spring” there followed, attacks on coptics and church burnings. Where were the arrests? Prosecutions? That anti-non-Muslim hatred not only continues but is inflamed by the Muslim Brotherhood. If there are Israeli youths growing up jaded because of the continued hostility and irrational hatred of non-Muslims generated by Islamic laws there is also Israeli justice and it is better than the justice of Islamic states. The youths have been taken into custody, they may yet be saved from hatred insppired in part by the anti-semtisim of false Islamic Jihadists. I don’t see the same concerns on the part of Islamic nations where extreme interpretations of Shariah Law corrupts.

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  • Samuel Romule
    August 25, 2012
    2:27 am
     

    Jewish who lives in Israel must know the history of Jewish people long time before. For example the most of Malagasy tribut had as ancester Jewish who the King Solomon sent to find gold in Ofire to build the temple of Jerusalem. One part of these people came back to Israel and one part remained in the island which is actually Madagascar.Thetime will come when the all world will know about this truth. Be blessed all brother Jewish.

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  • Denise
    August 24, 2012
    1:18 pm
     

    Israel is God’s chosen nation. It must be a beacon of His Light to the rest of a darkened and fallen world. Thank God Israel has taken a strong stand against racism. This a one step closer to the dream of world peace. Shalom to Israel and its beautiful and holy city of Zion, Jerusalem.

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  • blayne
    August 24, 2012
    10:30 am
     

    we all come from the same creator all though we come from different nations and familys we are all brothers and sister the racism needs to stop

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  • Norman
    August 24, 2012
    7:40 am
     

    To hate another because of the color of their skin is just wrong. To many people have lost their freedom and died because of racism. This is by the Lord’s way.

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  • wondi
    August 24, 2012
    5:56 am
     

    RACISM HAS NOT PLACE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD – AMEN!!!

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  • joss
    August 24, 2012
    2:48 am
     

    Jewish people are family of God people has to to respect them and protect them, I dont like rasism
    We had that in Rwanda,where many Tutsi had to die they killed my Mother and fiance but I went in prison to find who killed them with machette
    I forgive him I ask him to go out from the prison to go and join his family I told him that I know what it is to be alone without family now he is teaching forgiveness of God he is telling other group to stop hate,lets find solution together to stop rasism.I LOVE Islael we want to stop rasism

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  • TEDROS
    August 24, 2012
    1:17 am
     

    Very good.

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  • Lavern
    August 24, 2012
    1:16 am
     

    Racism blocks the light to sustain the most simple idea for peace. People who can’t identify this big problem, never get to feel comfort within themselves.

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  • Rusu
    August 24, 2012
    12:20 am
     

    Dear Sir,
    Greetings you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Because of racism many problems are taking place in India. please pray that people will educate without discriminating about racism.

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  • William
    August 23, 2012
    8:19 pm
     

    Racism is a cancer that eats away everything our Lord stands for. As a servant of the Father and Yeshua, I have to say we have to pray for these people who are misled by darkness…Shalom

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  • deborah
    August 23, 2012
    8:08 pm
     

    i cannot speak for god but god is the creator of all the races god created everyone we should not be fighting among each other the world is getting worse because of all the hate man has for each other we should all pray for gods forgiveness and also his help without god we are all lost and we will remain lost put god in your heart and get rid of hate because you cannot have hate and god in your heart it is far better to have god.

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  • Carolyn
    August 23, 2012
    7:46 pm
     

    I say thank you for taking a stand for what I believe to be
    right. clm

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  • Richard
    August 23, 2012
    5:40 pm
     

    I wholeheartedly agree with the virtures of the pact against racism in all its forms.

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