Jews have been at the forefront of the racial integration fight in the West, but in Israel, Jews have the right to maintain Jewish-only communities.
All of the major Jewish organizations stand for multi-culturalism for you goyim, exclusivity for my group. Orthodox Jewish groups such as the Orthodox Union and Agudas Yisrael want the strictest and most selective standards for converting to the Jewish people but they simultaneously support immigration amnesty for America’s millions of low-IQ mestizo Mexican infiltrators.
Josh: “Arabs have had Arab only neighborhood policies in Israel (and in their own countries) for years, somehow that is never news.”
Chaim Amalek: “Goyim! The Torah presents God’s Declaration to the World that Israel is to be an example worth emulating. So, emulate Israel and live. If you look at this assertion more granularly, Jews have been at the forefront of integration in this country primarily as it affected goyishes schools and neighborhoods. Jews with the means, liberal or not, seldom ventured their children for use as laboratory rats in any of these social experiments, and generally choose to live apart from non-whites. Hence, the Upper West Side. Curiously, there is one group of Jews that seems at least willing to live in the same neighborhoods as dusky folk, namely, certain Hasids (e.g. Chabadniks).”
Luke: “Jews tend to lead white flight while at the same time push for civil rights for blacks.”
Chaim: “Based on the few data points I have directly observed, yes. Except for the Haredim, for whom the quality of the local public school system is irrelevant, since they don’t use it. Or perhaps because their leaders ordered them to stay put in places like Crown Heights. Luke, a true Torah Jew favors borders and barriers at every level.”
On September 17th, 2014, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of Israel dismissed various petitions filed by human rights groups against the “Admissions Committees Law” enacted by the Knesset in 2011. In text, this law allows decision-making bodies in 434 small communities in the Negev and the Galilee to reject housing applicants based on their “social suitability” and the communities’ “social and cultural fabric.”
In practice, these committees — which include a representative from the Jewish Agency or World Zionist Organization — are now permitted to refuse residency based on any “undesired” identity, such as Palestinian, Sephardic, African, gay, religious, single-parent, non-Zionist or others. Despite petitions condemning the law from all these angles, the five majority judges claimed that it was too soon to determine if the law would indeed have discriminatory effects — a deliberate tactic to avoid setting a precedent on a case of far-reaching importance.
The purpose of the Admissions Committees Law is no secret in Israel. Fifteen years earlier, on March 8th, 2000, the Supreme Court issued a major ruling that the town of Katzir, built on state land by the Jewish Agency, could not deny the right of the Arab Ka’adan family to live in the town simply on the basis that they were not Jewish. This was the first time that Palestinian citizens of Israel, a fifth of the state’s population, successfully challenged the legality of “Jewish-only” communities, many of which, though small, were strategically located to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and had bylaws that forbade the leasing of property to non-Jews, though built on confiscated Palestinian lands.
The implications of the Ka’adan ruling alarmed Israel’s right-wing political elites. Under the 2009-12 Likud-Beiteinu government, the Knesset introduced new legislation to counter Palestinian citizens’ efforts to end the state’s discriminatory land and housing policies. Many among the Israeli Jewish public did not question the intentions behind these laws, agreeing that full equality and freedom for Palestinian citizens could threaten the Jewish “character” and demographics of their communities. The authors of the Admissions Committees Law even openly declared that, though deliberately written in neutral language, its main aim was to prevent Arabs from living with Jews.