Anti-semitism on rise in Israel

Russian skinhead immigrants are attacking and beating Jews in Israel. (The skinheads may have, say, a grandmother who was Jewish, but they don’t consider themselves to be Jews.) The reaction of the government to all this appears to be complete denial.

Gilichenski says the authorities turn a blind eye: “Israel is very swift to criticise anti-Semitism abroad but remains silent in the face of anti-Semitism within.”

I wonder how much of the enormous immigration that Israel encourages is in part due to wanting to keep the (at least nominally) Jewish population as the majority over the ever-increasing numbers of Palestinians.

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