Israeli Protesters Rally Against Africans in Tel Aviv, Accost Foreigners

Shas Ditches Anti-African Aid, Fearing Issue Is Too Dangerous to Campaign On

Fresh off of a fistfight with security at the Israeli High Court, MP Michael Ben Ari and his Strong Israel party took to the streets today in an anti-African rally in Southern Tel-Aviv.

The protest came after Israeli police revealed that an Eritrean had been arrested on suspicion of rape in the neighborhood, prompting Ben Ari to conclude that southern Tel Aviv is now occupied soil.

The next step, to them, was a rally at which Ben Ari et al cursed Africans, hurled water at them, accusing them of making Israel a “living hell” and insisting that the elections should refocus on the issue of the mass expulsion of all Africans from the nation.

The religious Shas Party, which had long made the goal of expulsion of Africans a centerpiece argument, is heading for the hills now, announcing that they are canceling a campaign video in which Interior Minister Eli Yishai refers to them as “infiltrators” and includes snippets of Shas supporters blaming Africans for everything from the housing shortage to the cost of goods in stores. It concluded with the promise that if Shas wins “not one Sudanese will remain.”

Author: Jason Ditz

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