Thursday, November 23, 2017
The immigration issue has finally come back to undercut Merkel directly, first costing her votes in Germany’s recent election, which saw unprecedented gains for the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, and then making a potential grand coalition impossible in part because the centrist, pro-business Free Democrats now see an opportunity in getting to Merkel’s right on migration policy.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Brazil promotes itself as a harmonious blend of races, but the reality as the country celebrates Black Awareness Day is that the darker your skin, the less chance you have of getting ahead
According to the state statistics office, only about 5% of management jobs are held by non-whites, who account for 54% of the population, according to the latest census. Among the richest 10% of Brazilians, 70% are white. Among the poorest 10%, 74% are black. Blacks are also hard to find in prominent media jobs or in fashion.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Israel’s cabinet has voted to close a migrant detention center, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport 40,000 Africans who had entered the country illegally
“The infiltrators will have the option to be imprisoned or leave the country,” the public security ministry said in a statement. Israeli official figures from June 30, 2017 show a total of 38,043 African migrants in the country. Speaking ahead of the vote, Netanyahu noted that after building a fence on the Egyptian border and deporting some 20,000 African migrants through various deals, Israel has reached the third stage of its efforts — “accelerated removal”. “This removal is taking place thanks to an international agreement I reached that enables us to remove the 40,000 infiltrators remaining, remove them without their consent,” he told ministers. Jews love diversity everywhere except Israel.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
A rabbi at one of the largest synagogues in Britain has come forward with details of sexual harassment that she and female rabbinic colleagues have received from their own congregants, urging the community to pay closer attention to the issue
Rabbi Hannah Kingston of North Western Reform Synagogue in London said in her sermon that amid the current public conversations about sexual harassment and assault, “One very close colleague of mine relived the moment that she found out that she was known by her congregants as ‘the rabbi with the nice legs.’ She said that after that she took to wearing trousers.” Kingston has had similar experiences on a “weekly basis,” she said: “I can lead an entire service and have someone come up to me at the end and say: ‘oh you look pretty today.’ That wouldn’t happen to a male colleague and it completely degrades what I’ve spent two hours talking about. It happens weekly.” Kingston said that she was originally “scared” about speaking out. “When we come forward and speak about sexual harassment we are letting our humanity show in a way that we might normally try to protect,” she explained. But ultimately, she concluded, “To ignore this issue as a female rabbi would have been a disservice to my community.” Kingston’s sermon was tied to the Torah portion recounting the death of Sarah. “What we see through the narrative of Sarah is a woman who is silenced,” she said. “Her own story is suppressed, she is not listened to….Not once do we consider how Sarah might feel about [being taken into Pharaoh’s palace] or what it could do to a woman to be passed so easily on to another man.”
A black couple has pleaded guilty to beating a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter after they complained of being sold cold fried chicken
Nathaniel Smith, 45, and Latasha Smith, 28, have entered guilty pleas to charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children. Surveillance captured Latasha beating Jeanette Norris, the owner of the Qwik Chick, because the couple claimed that their food was cold and they didn't have enough fries. When Norris's 15-year-old daughter got out of a vehicle to help her mother, Nathaniel is seen punching her in the face, sending her flying backwards. Norris suffered a broken nose and her daughter was treated for a concussion.