Anti-African Racism in Israel

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I have been carefully chronicling the racist attacks against non-Jewish African asylum-seekers in Israel for several years. In January 2012, an organization in Israel that aids African asylum-seekers, the African Refugee Development Center, asked me to author on their behalf a report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). After receiving the report in text and video form, the UN committee urged the Israeli government to prevent racist attacks against Africans in Israel. The Israeli government ignored the UN's call, and the following month, Israelis firebombed a kindergarten for African children in Tel Aviv, igniting a wave of violence against non-Jewish African people in Israel that is still ongoing. Below are links to the UN reports, in text and video form, social media stories about the recent violence, footage from two years of anti-African rallies, and extended one-on-one interviews about opposition to the presence of Africans in Israel.

Top 12 Resources on Anti-African Racism in Israel

January 2012

Africans in Israel

3-minute trailer for the hour-long documentary video "Racism Report: Africans in Israel" prepared for the United Nations

January 2012

Racism Report: Africans in Israel

Report for the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

October 2013

Israel's New Racism

Made with Max Blumenthal for The Nation, an 11-minute overview of the treatment of African refugees by Israel's government & its citizens

July 2013

There's No Such Thing As Screwing Over Just 1 Group

Assaf spokesperson Orit Marom on how Israeli government policy hurts African asylum-seekers & Israeli citizens, as well

August 2012

How Israel Abuses Africans

Community activist Dr. Rami Gudovitch lists a litany of indignities he has witnessed Israelis visit upon Africans

December 2013

Race, Religion & Rounding Up Africans in Israel

The Israeli government's hostility to immigrants from Africa is not a new phenomenon; it goes back decades

May 2013

A year in review: Anti-African racism in Israel

Comprehensive overview of Israel's persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers between November 2012 and May 2013

December 2013

Israel violates international norms over African refugees

How do Israel's policies towards asylum-seekers compare to the policies of other countries?

January 2014

African Asylum-Seekers Go on Strike in Israel

A recap of the week-long #StrikeForFreedom by tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and across Israel

September 2012

Israel's Race to the Top

Analysis of the root causes of anti-African racism in Israeli society and the power of the anti-miscegenation lobby

October 2013

Meet the Israeli who vows to keep going to jail until Africans are released

Ido Naveh says he'll continue to stage non-violent protests outside Israel's desert detention camp until all asylum seekers held within it are freed

June 2013

Israel Is #1!

Top Israeli journalist Eishton revealed that Israel actual leads the world in its treatment of refugees - but not in a good way

Video Overviews of Anti-African Racism

January 2012

Africans in Israel

3-minute trailer for the hour-long documentary video "Racism Report: Africans in Israel" prepared for the United Nations

January 2012

Racism Report: Africans in Israel

Report for the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

June 2012

Defend African Refugees in Israel

5-minute compilation of footage from the street rallies in favor of, and opposed to, the presence of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers in Israel

October 2012

Israelis Against "Race-Mixing"

Israeli describes his opposition to interracial relationships, with slideshow of historic anti-miscegenation documents

October 2012

How Many Refugees in Israel?

Jewish leaders are asked the number of non-Jewish people accepted by Israel as refugees, with startling answers

November 2012

Murder In Their Eyes

At a Tel Aviv anti-African rally, an Israeli woman claims Africans threaten her with "murder". Is there any truth to this claim?

September 2013

Israel's True Colors

an interview with artist Zoya Cherkassky about mixed-race and mixed-religion families and immigration to the State of Israel

October 2013

Israel's New Racism

Made with Max Blumenthal for The Nation, an 11-minute overview of the treatment of African refugees by Israel's government & its citizens

United Nations Committee Written Reports

January 2012

ARDC Alternative Report submitted to UN

Alternative report submitted by the African Refugee Development Center to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 2012

Concluding Observations of United Nations Committee

Response of the UN Committee condemning racism specifically against African asylum-seekers and other groups in Israel

Articles about Anti-African Racism

Febuary 2014

Do Americans want to know that Israel is waging war on Africans?

I announce my 22-stop 2014 speaking tour of North America about Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers

January 2014

African Asylum-Seekers Go on Strike in Israel

A recap of the week-long #StrikeForFreedom by tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and across Israel

December 2013

Africans Demand Their Freedom In Israel

A recap of the first week of what may become the first real black civil rights struggle in Israel, led by African asylum-seekers

December 2013

Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel's war on Africans intensifies

A top ten list of the Israeli officials most responsible for the persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers - and why

December 2013

Race, Religion & Rounding Up Africans in Israel

The Israeli government's hostility to immigrants from Africa is not a new phenomenon; it goes back decades

December 2013

Israel violates international norms over African refugees

How do Israel's policies towards asylum-seekers compare to the policies of other countries?

November 2013

Resistance to Reporting in Israel

My reflections on the hostile and sometimes violent reactions that I receive when I report on anti-African racism in Israel

October 2013

Meet the Israeli who vows to keep going to jail until Africans are released

Ido Naveh says he'll continue to stage non-violent protests outside Israel's desert detention camp until all asylum seekers held within it are freed

October 2013

Smoking While Black, Having a Cookout While Black

African refugees are so demonized in Israel that an armed soldier says he fears for his life when he sees a black man smoking a cigarette

September 2013

For Refugees, Even Ethiopians Are Wolves

An African fighting for refugee rights bemoans the lack of solidarity between Jewish and non-Jewish Africans in Israel

September 2013

Israel's True Colors

An interview with artist Zoya Cherkassky about mixed-race and mixed-religion families and immigration to the State of Israel

July 2013

When Racism Isn't A Cause For Shame

A single 24-hour period of Israeli political and religious leaders making racist statements demonstrates their confidence

June 2013

Attack in Tel Aviv: 'Jewish girls do not go out with Blacks!'

Racist attacks on Africans & their partners are common in Tel Aviv; not all the victims document the horror this well in English

May 2013

A year in review: Anti-African racism in Israel

Comprehensive overview of Israel's persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers between November 2012 and May 2013

April 2013

Liberal Zionism at 65: Fantasy and reality

A mental exercise imagining what Israel could look like if it was really a liberal democracy - and comparing that vision to the grim reality

March 2013

Beware of defending the lesser of 2 evils

A response to Sudanese anti-slavery activist Simon Deng, who argues that Israel's racist treatment of non-Jewish people should be ignored

December 2012

The dirty dozen: Israel's racist ringleaders

A top twelve list of the Israeli officials most responsible for the persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers - and why

November 2012

Israel Builds Camps To Round Africans Into

Comprehensive overview of Israel's persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers between August and October 2012

September 2012

Israel's Race to the Top

Analysis of the root causes of anti-African racism in Israeli society and the power of the anti-miscegenation lobby

July 2012

After the Pogrom, Israel's War On Africans

After full scale anti-African race riots in Tel Aviv, Israel moves quickly to deport as many African asylum-seekers as possible.

May 2012

Timeline: AfriKristallnacht

My Twitter timeline of live-tweeting from May 22, the night before the anti-African pogrom in Tel Aviv, to May 29, a week after the pogrom

May 2012

Israeli Anti-Racism Neutralized by 'Social Justice'

An analysis of why some Israelis want efforts directed towards inter-Jewish solidarity rather than towards combating anti-African racism

April 2012

Proto-Pogrom Against Africans in Israel

A summary of what happened in the 3 months between the Report to the United Nations and the firebomb attacks in April 2012

January 2012

Anti-Racism & Jewish Privilege In Israel

Live-tweets from a planning meeting of an "anti-racism rally" reveal that most Israelis won't oppose racism against non-Jews

September 2011

USA, 1950? South Africa, 1980? No - Israel, 2011

Some say Israelis can't be racist because the country include Black Jews. But how are those Black Jews treated?

April 2011

Recalling their show of strength

25 years after a pivotal hand-off, African Israelites recall the Israeli government's efforts to expel them from the country

March 2011

Israelis who would deport refugee children

Do politicians convince the population to be racist? Or are they just following the will of the people who are racist already?

Videos of Pro- & Anti-African Street Rallies

January 22, 2014

Solidarity with African Asylum-Seekers

Photo slideshow from local African asylum-seekers protests & over a dozen international solidarity protests held on the same day

January 22, 2014

African Refugee March To Canadian Embassy

As Canada's Prime Minister visits Israel, Africans rally at the its Tel Aviv embassy, asking for help to secure their refugee rights

January 15, 2014

African Women & Children #MarchForFreedom

Thousands of African women and children march through Tel Aviv to the UN offices and the American Embassy, demanding refugee rights

January 8, 2014

#StrikeForFreedom: Day 4

On Day Four of their #StrikeForFreedom, ten thousand African asylum-seekers rally outside the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jeruaslem

January 7, 2014

#StrikeForFreedom: Day 3

On Day Three of their #StrikeForFreedom, representatives of the African asylum-seeker community hold a press conference in Tel Aviv

January 6, 2014

#StrikeForFreedom: Day 2

On Day Two of their #StrikeForFreedom, tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers rally outside the American Embassy in Tel Aviv

January 5, 2014

#StrikeForFreedom: Day 1

On Day One of their #StrikeForFreedom, tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers rally outside Tel Aviv City Hall (Rabin Square)

December 28, 2013

Silent #MarchForFreedom

After Israel begins to round African asylum-seekers off the streets of Tel Aviv and into jail, the community holds a "silent" march to City Hall

December 21, 2013

Freedom! Africans in Israel demand it

After the refugees from the March For Freedom were all taken back to jail, thousands of Africans run through the streets of Tel Aviv, demanding freedom

December 17, 2013

Refugee March For Freedom

African asylum-seekers march for days to reach Jerusalem and demand refugee rights in front of the Prime Minister's Office

September 17, 2013

Israelis Angry At Court Ruling On Africans

After Israel's High Court struck down anti-African legislation, residents of south Tel Aviv block an intersection to vent their anger at the decision

December 31, 2012

In with the New Year, Out with the Africans

After a New Year's Eve anti-African rally, right-wing activists march through Tel Aviv humiliating any African person they come across

December 19, 2012

Israelis Want Africans Out

Veteran Israelis protest the setting up of winter tents in a south Tel Aviv park for homeless people, mainly African asylum-seekers

December 10, 2012

Anti-African Chanukah Rally #2

Knesset Members hold a holiday candle-lighting ceremony / political rally / kick-out-the-Africans protest in south Tel Aviv

October 28, 2012

Israelis vs. Africans

Jewish Israelis say reducing the rate of Africans entering the country is not enough and demand the expulsion of all asylum-seekers

October 18, 2012

Eritreans Protest Israeli Persecution

Eritrean asylum-seekers protest against the government's plan to round them up into an internment camp imminently

October 14, 2012

Sudanese Protest Israeli Persecution

Sudanese asylum-seekers protest against the government's plan to round them up into an internment camp imminently

July 28, 2012

Lesson of the Holocaust: Grant Asylum

Descendants of Holocaust survivors protest the Israeli government's persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers

July 28, 2012

Holocaust Survivor & African Refugees

A Holocaust survivor describes his horror upon learning of the living conditions of African asylum-seekers in Israel

June 10, 2012

Africans in Israel Demand Refugee Rights

March by African asylum-seekers to the United Nations Refugee Agency offices in Tel Aviv

May 30, 2012

Still African - Jewish or Not

Tel Aviv rally demanding the expulsion of all non-Jewish African people verbally and physically attacks an Ethiopian Jewish Israeli man

May 23, 2012

Unsafe for Africans in Israel

The effects of an anti-African race riot in Tel Aviv are still felt a week after the fact

May 22, 2012

Rape Culture in Israel

Anti-African demonstrators call for people who do not agree with them to be raped, as a Member of Knesset looks on and smiles

May 22, 2012

Not Racist? May You Be Raped!

A lone Israeli woman who does not agree with a crowd who wants to deport all non-Jewish African asylum-seekers is shouted down with ferocity

March 17, 2012

Sudanese Protest Israel Deportation

The South Sudanese community holds a protest in Tel Aviv, pleading that they be allowed to stay in Israel until their situation improves

January 10, 2011

Protest: Israel criminalizes refugees

Israelis block vehicular traffic outside Tel Aviv City Hall after the government passes a law criminalizing refugees.

December 11, 2011

Anti-African Rally in Tel Aviv

White Jewish Israelis march through a mainly African area of Tel Aviv, demanding their immediate deportation.

September 1, 2011

Racial segregation in Israeli schools

Ethiopian-Israelis & Russian-Israelis protest racial segregation in state-sponsored schools in Petach Tikvah.

April 6, 2011

South Tel Aviv is on fire

White Jewish Israelis march through a mainly African area of Tel Aviv, demanding their immediate deportation.

March 4, 2011

Feelings for Foreigners

Demonstration against the deportation of children of foreign workers elicits a counter-protest calling for expulsion of non-Jews.

Israeli Leaders Filmed Speaking About Race

March 19, 2013

Campaign For A Jew-Only Sderot

Rabbi explains how he successfully pressured Israelis to stop renting apartments to non-Jewish African refugees

April 15, 2012

Yishai To Non-Jews: Wipe Our Butts & Don't Have Kids

Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai says foreigners may perform the most demeaning labor, but may not procreate in the country

April 15, 2012

Fear & Loathing Of All Non-Jews

Fence For Life lobby group chair Ilan Tsion says non-Jewish people may not be allowed into Israel because they all want to kill all Jews

April 15, 2012

Rabbi Aspires To Jewish Dominion

Kiryat Arba settlement Chief Rabbi Dov Lior says Jewish law mandates that non-Jewish people may not have any positions of authority in Israel

June 23, 2011

Eli Yishai: There's a Jewish Gene

Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai says scientists hold that being Jewish is actually a genetic condition that is passed down from mother to child

June 23, 2011

Ne'eman: Africans Can't Become Jews

Israel's Justice Minister says Africans can't be allowed to convert to Judaism because they would then have the right to become citizens

1-on-1 Video Interviews about Anti-African Racism



1 - From Darfur to Israel

Asylum-seeker Jacob Berry explains how he escaped persecution in Sudan and Egypt and made it to Israel



2 - From Darfur to Israel

Asylum-seeker Jacob Berry discusses the racial discrimination he is exposed to in Israel



3 - From Darfur to Israel

Asylum-seeker Jacob Berry describes how the African community can respond to hostile actions by Israel



What Eritrea Has Become

Eritrean activist Meron Estefanos on how Eritrea has become a dictatorship, causing many of its best and brightest to flee the country



1 - You'd Think Because It Happened To Them

Eritrean activist Meron Estefanos on how Eritreans suffer heinous tortures in Egypt and yet are given no refugee rights when they reach Israel



2 - You'd Think Because It Happened To Them

Eritrean activist Meron Estefanos on her disappointment upon learning the Israeli government incites racism against African asylum-seekers



There's No Such Thing As Screwing Over Just 1 Group

Assaf spokesperson Orit Marom on how Israeli government policy hurts African asylum-seekers & Israeli citizens, as well



How Israel's Government Treats African Refugees

Assaf spokesperson Orit Marom on Israel's January 2012 Anti-Infiltration Law and the Sinai torture camps



How the Israeli People Treat African Refugees

Assaf spokesperson Orit Marom on the level of racism Africans are subjected to and the internal Israeli discourse on race



1 - How Israel Vilifies Africans

Community activist Dr. Rami Gudovitch explains how Israelis' attitudes towards Africans went from bad to worse



2 - How Israel Abuses Africans

Community activist Dr. Rami Gudovitch lists a litany of indignities he has witnessed Israelis visit upon Africans



3 - How Israel Expels Africans

Community activist Dr. Rami Gudovitch describes how Israel sent Africans to a place where their chances of survival are low



Jewish Obligations to African Refugees

Ido Naveh explains how he came to the conclusion that he must risk his own freedom to obtain the same freedom for African refugees in Israel



Occupy Saharonim

Ido Naveh explains how he fights for the freedom of African refugees in Israel using civil disobedience and the philosophy of non-violence



Cause of Crime in South Tel Aviv

Ido Naveh explains the true cause of crime in South Tel Aviv, often blamed on African refugees as an excuse to justify deporting them



Ben-Ari: Israel Caused "Slaughter" in Africa for Money

National Union MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari accuses the Israeli government of selling weapons that destroy the lives of innocent African people



Zahalka: Give Africans Full Rights

National Democratic Alliance (BALAD) MK Jamal Zahalka explains his position on African asylum-seekers who have entered Israel



Veronique, political refugee in Israel

Veronique speaks about the hardships of being a political refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Israel



History of South Tel Aviv

Architect and author Sharon Rotbard discusses the history of how south Tel Aviv was settled and developed



Demography of Israel

Professor Jonathan Anson of Ben Gurion University in Be'er Sheva speaks about Israel's "demographic policies" and those of other countries



Jews & "The Other"

American-Israeli Rabbi Elli Fischer speaks about how Judaism and the State of Israel relate to non-Jewish people



Israel's Ethiopian Jewish Immigration

Social anthropologist Esther Herzog speaks about the topic of her doctorate thesis, the absorption of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel



Israel vs. Ethiopians

Lawyer and community activist Emmanuel Melese Hadana chronicles the history of the Ethiopian Jews and the racism they face in Israel



Seeking asylum in Israel

Lawyer and community activist Emmanuel Melese Hadana talks about the relationship between Ethiopian Jews and non-Jewish African people

Info-Graphics on Anti-African Racism

February 2013

What About Israel's Neighbors?!

Have more asylum-seekers entered Israel than the other countries in its immediate vicinity? Based on United Nations statistics

February 2013

Do Other Countries Accept Eritreans As Refugees?

The percentage of Eritrean asylum-seekers recognized as refugees by other Western countries, according to the United Nations

December 2013

Israel's Axis of Racism 2013

10-part series naming and shaming the Israeli officials most responsible for the persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers

October 2013

"I'm Proud To Be A Racist"

Israel's ruling Likud party tapped an ethnic-cleansing-advocating street thug to steer a committee on non-Jewish African asylum-seekers

October 2013

Do Not Forgive Them

A newspaper clipping from 75 years ago reveals that the Israeli government's position on African refugees is profoundly hypocritical

August 2013

Just Riding A Bus

Some African asylum-seekers say that of all the deprivations they suffer in Israel, the humiliation while riding public transportation is the worst

August 2013

Which Group of Africans?

A disparaging quote about recent arrivals to Israel reveals that the demonization of Africans is not restricted to non-Jewish people

August 2013

Fugitive Slave Law: Compare & Contrast

The legal situation of Africans in Israel today is similar to that of those in the USA in 1850: being arrested and denied the right defend oneself in court

July 2013

Israel's African Hunting Season

New rules approved by Israel's Attorney-General mean Africans can be rounded up and incarcerated indefinitely, even without any evidence

July 2013

Israel Remembers the Evian Conference

Exactly 75 years later to the day, Israel marks the date when the world rejected the refugees of Nazi Germany, just because they were Jews

July 2013

It's a Package Deal!

The Israeli government is offering to gift African countries with weapons of war, if they agree to take in African refugees now living in Israel

June 2013

Israel Is #1!

Top Israeli journalist Eishton revealed that Israel actual leads the world in its treatment of refugees - but not in a good way

June 2013

You've Come A Long Way, Eli

A Knesset protocol from the year 2000 reveals the evolution in the racist rhetoric of long-time Shas party leader Eli Yishai

June 2013

They Did the Same Thing To Jewish Refugees

A new law passed by the Israeli parliament stripping Africans of what little money they have recalls an older law targeting Jewish refugees

March 2013

Existential Threat
Look at the children that the Israeli government calls an existential threat to the State of Israel - only because they weren't born Jewish

March 2013

Shame on Sacks

The United Kingdom's Chief Rabbi "Lord" Jonathan Sacks shamefully whitewashes Israel's persecution of non-Jewish African refugees

March 2013

Not the First Time

Newspaper clippings from the 1970s reveal Israel has been inciting racism and trying to deport Africans for over 40 years

February 2013

A Ticket & Traveling Expenses

As scandalous as the comparison is, remarks about African refugees by Israeli ministers are nearly identical to those made by a notorious racist

December 2012

Israel & Jewish Leaders Working Together

So-called leaders of the American Jewish community are conspicuously silent while the Israeli government wages war on Africans

December 2012

Israel's Axis of Racism

12-part series naming and shaming the Israeli officials most responsible for the persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers

November 2012

Eli Yishai: Eliminate Him

Graphic created by the Israeli army to celebrate "eliminating" an opponent, altered to target Israel's own African-hating Interior Minister

November 2012

USA Jewish "Leaders" Love Israel

Statement by American Jewish "leaders" supporting Prime Minister Netanyahu's policy to take African asylum-seekers off Israeli streets

November 2012

African Asylum-Seekers, In Their Own Words

Statement by African asylum-seekers imprisoned indefinitely in an Israeli prison for "infiltration", illustrations by Mysh

October 2012

American Jewish "Leaders" Silent on Ethnic Cleansing

Photoshopped image of American Jewish "leaders" juxtaposed with the results of their silence on Israel's persecution of Africans

October 2012

Pigment Enemy: Fear of a Black Refugee

The faces of Israeli children of African asylum-seekers that Israel has deported to their deaths and the minister that deported them

October 2012

Albert Einstein: How I Became a Zionist

His observations on Jewish refugees in Germany in 1921 could easily have been written about African refugees in Israel in 2012

October 2012

Israel Rubber-Stamps African Rape Camps

Political cartoon illustrating Israel's decision to take no action to end mass rape of African women or aid them when they escape their captors

September 2012

Jewish Rage

Cover graphic for Newsweek magazine on 'Muslim Rage', altered to focus attention on issue ignored by mainstream media, Israeli racism towards Africans

Files from the Israeli Government Archives

October 1971

Dear Israel: Kick Out the Negroes

U.S. citizens write to Israeli leaders praising them for deporting black people; why were these letters kept for decades?

Coverage by Other Media Outlets

March 20, 2014

Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (2/2)

Video interview about the Israeli government's strategy to drive all African asylum-seekers out of the country, part 2 of 2

March 19, 2014

Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (1/2)

Video interview about the Israeli government's strategy to drive all African asylum-seekers out of the country, part 1 of 2

March 14, 2014

Journalist delivers blistering indictment on Israel's racist war on African migrants

Coverage of my lecture at the City University of New York Graduate Center on Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers

March 12, 2014

Israel's ramped-up racist attacks on African refugees: It's scariest when no one objects

Audio interview about Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers, part of a podcast about Palestine

March 12, 2014

The Barely Known Story of Israel's Treatment of Non-Jewish Africans

Interview about Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers, why I first moved to Israel and how I came to see the political situation as I do

March 10, 2014

Documentarian discusses refugee treatment in Israel

University of Southern California newspaper The Daily Trojan covers my lecture at the school on Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers

February 17, 2014

Taking the mask off: Asylum seekers in Israel

In an interview, I argue that protests by African asylum-seekers hold a mirror up to Israel

January 21, 2014

How Israelis are responding

CTV News reports on Canadian Prime Minister Harper's visit to Israel and ask how he is being received by the Israeli people & the Israeli media

January 16, 2014

As Harper visits, what tough issues does Israel face?

CBC Radio One program Day 6 wants to know which internal Israeli issues Canada's prime minister will encounter when he visits

January 9, 2014

The plight of African migrants in Israel

Inside Story asks if Israeli policies are a legitimate stand against undocumented immigrants or a violation of human rights

January 9, 2014

An Arab & A Jew On: Migrant Protests

Show covers the African asylum-seekers #StrikeForFreedom in the first third of the show, then covers 2 other issues

November 17, 2013

Israel's Other Silent War

Op-ed by Belen Fernandez about the international media's silence on Israel's treatment of African asylum-seekers and my reporting on the topic

October 21, 2013

You Must Be Married to a N*gger

While the mainstream African American press is slow to pick up the story, hip hop historian Davey D draws attention to our video

October 21, 2013

Why didn't the NYTimes publish the expose they commissioned?

AIAC asks the New York Times why it killed a video on Israeli racism against African asylum-seekers; the Times never responded

October 18, 2013

New York Times Solicits Then Rejects Video of Racism

Rania Khalek notes that in place of our video on Israel's treatment of Africans, the New York Times chose to run a puff piece instead

October 18, 2013

Watch the video the New York Times didn't want you to see

Our 11-minute overview of Israel's treatment of Africans, published at the Nation, went viral in large part thanks to this article

October 15, 2013

Friction Toward African Migrants in Israel Is Focus of Short Film

Black Entertainment Television covers our 11-minute overview of Israel's treatment of Africans

October 13, 2013

"May you be raped in your grave," says new darling of Israel's ruling Likud party

Israel's ruling party chooses an ethnic-cleansing advocate and street thug as counsel to formulate policy regarding African asylum-seekers

September 11, 2013

Rabbi patrols Israeli town to drive away Africans: video

A rabbi explains how he successfully pressured Israelis to stop renting apartments to non-Jewish African refugees

May 2, 2013

U.S. State Dep't echoes David Sheen's documentation

An official U.S. government report on Israeli human rights violations confirms my own reporting on the topic

February 27, 2013

Israel's migrant dilemma

Al Jazeera's program 'The Stream' interviews me and others soon after it is revealed Israel secretly deports Africans back to countries they fled

January 23, 2013

Racist Israelis Threaten African Refugees

ITN's Truthloader features my footage and my analysis of the persecution of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers in Israel

January 4, 2013

Israel and the African Refugees

The Jewish Standard reports on an effort to fob off the responsibility for African asylum-seekers in Israel onto other countries

November 26, 2012

Last Stop, Tel Aviv

VICE Magazine's comprehensive 22-minute documentary on the plight of African asylum-seekers in Israel, shot in the summer of 2012

July 26, 2012

Israeli pest control advert uses 'Nazi' rhetoric and comparison to African refugees

Social media news agency Blottr picks up my reporting on how the dehumanization of African refugees is normalized in Israel

May 25, 2012

In search of a source: Israel anti-immigrant protests on Twitter

Social media news agency Storyful tracks me down in order to confirm my on-the-ground reporting of the Tel Aviv anti-African race riots

May 25, 2012

Violent riots in Tel Aviv fan Israel's bitter immigration dispute

France 24 interviews me about the Tel Aviv anti-African race riots and about the campaign of incitement that led up to it

May 8, 2012

In Israel, African migrants under attack

Al Jazeera's program 'The Stream' interviews me and others soon after the firebomb attacks on an African kindergarten in Tel Aviv

December 12, 2011

Israeli Jewish hate rally against Africans in Tel Aviv caught on video

Electronic Intifada captures an article about an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv before it is taken offline