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Bat Yam Rally: “Death to Jewish Women who date Arabs”

22 December 2010 4 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Jewish religious students and elders took part in a demonstration in which protestors called out for “Jewish women who date Arabs to be killed.” What if they were Muslim?

Bat Yam rally: Death to Jewish women who date Arabs

by Yoav Zitun (YNet)

Some 200 people held a demonstration in central Bat Yam Monday evening against relationships between local Jewish women and Arab men.

One of the protestors called out, “Any Jewish woman who goes with an Arab should be killed; any Jew who sells his home to an Arab should be killed.”

‘We will not allow it.’ Bat Yam rally (Photo: Ofer Amram)

During the rally, held under the banner, “We Want a Jewish Bat-Yam”, demonstrators also insulted the prophet Muhammad and made racist remarks against Arabs and their saints.

Police forces maintained order, but did not act when the demonstrators made racist remarks.

“We are not racist, we are just Jews. The Arabs are coming and taking our daughters. We will not allow it,” one of the speakers said.

‘Fed up.’ Leftist counter rally (Photo: Ofer Amram)

Moshe Ben-Zikri of Eilat said the “struggle” began three years ago in Givat Ze’ev. “There were 330 Arab families there, and the Jewish women would walk around with them freely. We vowed this would not happen again.

“Just like we triumphed there, we will triumph in Bat Yam as well. We are not afraid of the police, the media or the Arabs – we only fear God,” he said.

Mayor: Climb on a different tree

Bat Yam Mayor Shlomo Lahyani strongly condemned the event and those who took part in it.

“The city of Bat Yam denounces any racist phenomenon. This is a democratic country with laws,” Lahyani told Ynet angrily. He denied claims made by extreme right-wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel that this was a local initiative.

“I would like these honorable gentlemen to find a different tree to climb on, far from Bat Yam. I am certain and I know that most of the protestors are not Bat Yam residents. This is a foolish attempt to create a provocation, which has failed.”

Ben-Gvir and Marzel responded to the mayor’s accusations, saying that “Mr. Lahyani has failed in his attempt to ignore the harsh reality in Bat Yam, which has been taken over by hostile elements and is suffering from assimilation. The crowd which took part in the protest was furious at the failure to deal with this phenomenon. We suggest that Lahyani stop ignoring the danger.”

One of the event’s organizers, Bentzi Gupstein told Ynet Sunday night, “So many Arabs are dating Jewish women, and the public is fed up with it.

A short distance away, about 200 leftists and Arab residents of Bat Yam held a counter protest. They waved signs reading, “We’re fed up with racists” and “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies”.

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  1. As a Jew, I find this behavior to be thoroughly embarrassing. These protesters are really no better than the Westboro “Baptist” Church, which is based in Kansas & insults all faiths except their own while condemning US troops for defending a “gay America.” Same disgusting behavior, except that the Westboro people don’t actually advocate KILLING anyone the way these extremists in Israel do. Repulsive!

  2. Don’t feel embarrassed! None of the religion has room for extremism.

    “Religious extremism” this term is wrong and can confuse and make the religious people afraid of being religious. That could benefit the Power Syndicate in the world.

    Extremism itself is viral and affect the human brain with functional disorder, the outcome is the social animal transformed into the wild animal. Violence is the common symptom.

    Treatment for this varies in different geographic boundaries of the earth.

  3. These extremists should go back and read their bible (Old Testament). The ancestress of King David was Ruth, a Moabite. Moabite women were held in the utmost contempt by Jews at that time because they supposedly led Jewish men astray in what was to them ancient times. That a woman who was from such a despised group of people should marry a Jewish man and become the ancestress of King David illustrates the point of the story – not to hate and not to be dead set against intermarriage.

  4. I m Muslim from Cacasus with Jewish background and damn Proud of my both backgrounds, thanks very much! People come to the senses and come down from your dividing fences 🙂

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