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Racism in Israel in Numbers

first Published  : 4/6/2011 6:59:40 PM   Last Updated: 4/6/2011 6:59:40 PM

   

The 2011 Racism Report documents 552 racist incidents that occurred over the past year. This is almost double the number recorded the previous year, when 287 were documented. The incidents are recorded in various forms (news articles, legal documents, photographs, etc.) in the report, and links to media reports on the incidents provided where available.
Since 2010, the Racism Report has been published by the Coalition against Racism (CAR). The 2011 Report details the following:
 
Ø      46 Arab citizens have been killed since October 2000, with only two cases involving Israeli police officers ending in conviction.
Ø      28 incidents of violence against Arab citizens committed by security forces were recorded, which is almost double the number of incidents in the previous year, when only 15 incidents were recorded.
Ø      68 incidents of racism by Jewish citizens against Arab citizens, a number of these incidents were also directed at the Jewish sector.
Ø      The report indicates an increase of 400% in reporting racist incidents and discrimination between the various ethnic groups in Israel. 110 cases were documented and  complaints were filed to the courts by civil society organizations
Ø      87 incidents of discrimination in services by private and public institutions were documented. According to the organizations that compiled the report, this number does not reflect the actual number of incidents that occurred.
Ø      73 incidents of de-legitimizing the Arab leadership compared to 19 incidents recorded in the previous year. the de-legitimization has expanded from political leadership to include civil society organizations.
Ø      97 incidents of incitement to violence against Arab citizens, compared to 26 incidents recorded in the previous year.
Ø      32 incidents of racial incitement were recorded in the Russian media, which were directed against other ethnic groups, as well as against U.S. President Barack Obama.
Ø      The Knesset has continued to discuss 24 discriminatory and racist bills, some of which are in advanced stages of the legislative process and some of which have already been passed.
Ø      21 racist incidents in football stadiums were documented, which is a decrease in the number recorded in the previous year. The authors of the report believe that this reduction is due to the steps taken by the football union in order to keep the Israeli football teams in European Football League, which forbids all forms of discrimination. However, the Beitar Jerusalem team continues to lead with the highest involvement in racist incidents.
Ø      72 racist incidents against refugees and migrants were recorded, compared to 11 incidents in the previous year. The authors of the report believe that the increase was the result of statements made by the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior.
Ø      An increase was recorded also in incidents of religious discrimination: 26 cases compared to 9 in the previous year.