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Dumai wrote (edited )

ethiopian jews have always been treated like shit in israel, but at least liberal zionists kind of managed to integrate their existence into their nationalist narratives by reproducing the same old racist stereotypes about ethiopia (from which they distinguished beta israel by portraying it as a cultural isolate, which, needless to say, it isn't). but i think the more influential ultra-orthodoxy grows in israel, the more we're going to see their basic religious and cultural identity completely undermined.

also you gotta love yitzhak yosef trying to score brownie points by calling out barkan for racism here -- the same yitzhak yosef who compared black people to monkeys earlier this year and called them by the modern hebrew equivalent of the n word.