|Excerpt from this day’s program:
…Well, the big story domestically since last Thursday has been of course the violence in Jerusalem by a crowd of Ethiopian Jews and Sunday’s even bigger riot in Tel-Aviv. The charge in the air is racism but I’m afraid that’s only partly true.
The whole thing started of course with that video a week ago yesterday of that Israeli cop attacking this Ethiopian soldier in Bat Yam standing peacefully with his bicycle, who appears to exchange some words with this cop who suddenly lunges for him and proceeds to beat him up. Not a pretty sight.
Yes, racism may have played a part, but I don’t think that is the whole story.
I look forwarded to learning at some point what they said to each other. It appears the cop spoke, then the soldier Damas Pakada…