Category Archives: African Migrants

Frontline Reporting: My Coverage of the Eurovision 2016 Finals

One of Israel’s most famous haircuts – and also a singer – did not emerge victorious at the 2016 Eurovision contest in Sweden on Saturday night, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Sparkling like he’d been attacked … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, palestine, Palestinians, police, Tel Aviv | Tagged | Leave a comment

Black lives matter? The closure of an infamous police brutality case

The words of a bereaved mother can often pierce the heart, and this time was no different. Sitting in a Knesset committee hearing last week, Farnus Salamsa shouted “I’m burning!”, and told a senior police commander to shut her mouth … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, palestine, Palestinians, police, Tel Aviv | Leave a comment

Variants of Vigilantism

It would be funnier if it wasn’t real life and the stakes weren’t so high: a vigilante who tried to lynch a terrorist is arrested by police and then set upon by a mob which now mistakes him for the … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, palestine, Palestinians, police, Tel Aviv | Tagged , | Leave a comment

This used to be my synagogue

Few pilgrimage sites have seen more Israeli politicians and journalists over the past year than a two room African migrant bar on Rosh Pina street next to the Neve Shaanan pedestrian walkway in south Tel Aviv. They come in groups … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, Tel Aviv | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wanted: A nuanced debate

Despite a series of unqualified statements and inflammatory, racist language directed towards African migrants, (called simply “infiltrators” – a word typically only used in Jpost articles when quoting official statements by politicians or protestors), a June 8 article by prominent … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, police, Tel Aviv | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

‘The rapist was not a foreigner’

A young Israeli man lurked after a teenage girl walking home in the Yemenite Quarter close to midnight Saturday. As the girl made her way up the stairwell of her apartment building on Hakovshim street the man pounced on her … Continue reading

Posted in African Migrants, Crime, Israel, Tel Aviv | Leave a comment