• Why is intermarriage between Jews and Arabs seen as taboo in Israel?

    Best answer: I'm pretty sure BLM Toronto and other groups will challenge the notion that racism is non-existent in Canada. Personally, I think it's pretty minor up there, but not eradicated. Now, I think it's better to say that intermarriage between Jews and Arabs is seen as taboo for religious reasons, not... show more
    Best answer: I'm pretty sure BLM Toronto and other groups will challenge the notion that racism is non-existent in Canada. Personally, I think it's pretty minor up there, but not eradicated.

    Now, I think it's better to say that intermarriage between Jews and Arabs is seen as taboo for religious reasons, not necessarily racial ones. After all, the same taboo exists between Arab Christians and Arab Muslims, where racism cannot be a factor. Now, there are those who'd oppose it on those grounds, but if an Arab converts to Judaism or a Jew converts to Christianity or Islam, then it's Kosher/Halal as far as one group is concerned. Of course, things are WAY more complicated than that; however, it's still a better and easy way to look at the situation.

    The religious taboo of intermarriage between all of these groups mainly comes into play when some clergy may fear that any kids won't be raised under their religion. That at least seems to be a huge concern of those who complain about it. However, not everyone has this taboo, and there are those who get married via another nation (often Cyprus) who isn't restricted to clergy-based marriages. There are also a lot of Israelis abroad who may marry someone outside of their faith (and race, if we're still talking about that) and they're generally well-accepted back home. It also needs to be said that secular marriages are being pushed strongly by the secular Israelis.

    Also, one more thing to consider is the mixing of Jewish ethnic groups between each other. While it's thought that many of these groups have a common ancestor, to the outside many will only see a "white" (Ashkenazi) guy/girl with a "brown" (Mizrahi) guy/girl. You can substitute Sephardi Jews in there as well, or Jews from other groups such as those from India or those from Ethiopia. From a purely racial standpoint, Israel starts to look more mixed when most children are coming from "multiracial" backgrounds rather than those that are uniformly one or the other. Of course, they all see themselves as Jewish regardless, but from your prospective it'll stop looking so racially pure.

    As for your last question - Why are people in Israel opposed to racism be (sic) eliminated in their country? - my answer for that is simply that they aren't as a whole. They're much like most nations and would rather fight racism than embrace it. However, bigotry does remain because Israel is in a conflict that sometimes notes racial implications. Arab suicide attacks, for instance, make the Israeli Jewish populace a bit wary because the race of the attacker is uniform. It is of course wrong to say that all Arabs are like that, but that doesn't always comfort or convince some people especially if they've been burned (perhaps literally). To put it another way: Israel is populated with humans, therefore there will be some racism. It's not missing in any nation, Canada included. But much like with Canada, it's myopic to focus on that issue when describing Israel. Israelis actually are far more open than you'd think.
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  • How rich is Trump?

    Is enough to fund PMC?
    Is enough to fund PMC?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I Visit a Holocaust Museum?

    Best answer: The Holocaust Museum in Dachau is especially pleasant. It's just outside of Munich.
    Best answer: The Holocaust Museum in Dachau is especially pleasant. It's just outside of Munich.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why terrorists always use Russian weaponry?

    Best answer: It's cheap, simple to use and maintain, and plentiful.
    Best answer: It's cheap, simple to use and maintain, and plentiful.
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  • Please sum up Jews in 2 words?

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  • Is it true that convert Jews aren't taken seriously and are despised a lot?

    I've studied the Torah and I'm thinking of converting to Reform Judaism.
    I've studied the Torah and I'm thinking of converting to Reform Judaism.
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  • Is Palestine mentioned in the Torah or Bible?

    Best answer: It is even mentioned in the ancient Egypt texts which are older than the torah itself
    Best answer: It is even mentioned in the ancient Egypt texts which are older than the torah itself
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  • Were the Jews responsible for 9/11?

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  • Do Israeli Jewish Lives Matter?

    In my country less than a cockroaches........
    In my country less than a cockroaches........
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  • Does Jewish supremacy exist in Israel?

    Are there any political party that advocates for Jews to have more civil rights than non Jews in Israel proper as I know that already jews have more rights in the West Bank.
    Are there any political party that advocates for Jews to have more civil rights than non Jews in Israel proper as I know that already jews have more rights in the West Bank.
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  • Is Judaism a Supremacy?

    Best answer: According to the haters, yes. And most will pull out "evidence" that at best consists of misunderstandings of the religion and at worst will be completely made up.

    According to the Jews themselves, no. Most will laugh about the suggestion and exclaim, "WHERE?".
    Best answer: According to the haters, yes. And most will pull out "evidence" that at best consists of misunderstandings of the religion and at worst will be completely made up.

    According to the Jews themselves, no. Most will laugh about the suggestion and exclaim, "WHERE?".
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Why does Ancient Hebrew sounds more like Aramaic than Modern Hebrew?

    Best answer: modern hebrew was invented in Lithuania ( where i live), maybe that's why hehehe
    Best answer: modern hebrew was invented in Lithuania ( where i live), maybe that's why hehehe
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  • If Palestine didn't exist then why is there a village in Indiana called "New Palestine" that was built in 1839?

    Best answer: Actually Palestine is one of the oldest places on Earth that still are in existence today. Our fabulous Jewish friends are ferociously trying to "delete" that name and replace it with the lovely, all new "Israel" designation. It suits their agenda and I respect this. What I don't respect... show more
    Best answer: Actually Palestine is one of the oldest places on Earth that still are in existence today.
    Our fabulous Jewish friends are ferociously trying to "delete" that name and replace it with the lovely, all new "Israel" designation. It suits their agenda and I respect this.
    What I don't respect however is this incredibly huge amount of crimes against humanity, their almost one hundred year genocide against the native Palestinian people, in a way that exceeds the twisted nazi "philosophy" ; if anyone could call it that, of course.
    These Christian and Muslim Palestinians are a group of people that have never harmed anyone in their existence.
    Another thing that bothers me is that insane amount of dollars, our Jewish friends are removing from the pockets of the American taxpayer each year. This amount is in the range of eighty to ninety billions of US dollars each and every year.
    It's an amount of money that belongs to the American people. Money that could be used to create jobs within the American soil and not thrown away to some greedy individuals like the wife of the Israeli PM's colorful wife and her "Kardashianesque" style of living.
    Therefore not only Palestine is a 100% legitimate name to call a city but there should be other states to have cities or villages to be named after that.

    Thank you for sharing

    Greetings
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  • How is Israel doing?

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  • Was President Donald Trump's UN speech originally written in Hebrew?

    - Is it fair to call Donald Trump the Shabbos Goy in Chief.
    - Is it fair to call Donald Trump the Shabbos Goy in Chief.
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  • In the upcoming meeting will Netanyahu con Donald Trump into sacrificing the lives of more American Christians in yet another war for Israel?

    Best answer: To some of us people living on the European Continent, this Jewish control over the American Administration, brings memories of the Jewish people living in Germany for Hundreds of years applying the same amount of pressure to the German political parties. Everything was run or owned by a few Jewish families during... show more
    Best answer: To some of us people living on the European Continent, this Jewish control over the American Administration, brings memories of the Jewish people living in Germany for Hundreds of years applying the same amount of pressure to the German political parties.
    Everything was run or owned by a few Jewish families during that time.
    Life and living was so easy for them, they even had managed to develop their own Yiddish tongue. They would have never expected or imagined the ugly turn of events to follow during the 2nd World War.
    I see the same simpleton mistakes being repeated by these otherwise lovely people of the Orient.
    If they push the American Christians too far, things will most definitely backfire with unforeseen (to them at least) results.
    I hope I am wrong in this prediction for their sake and well being, but it doesn't look that way. These Hebrew political leaders of theirs are either too dumb or too ignorant in my book.
    Mr. Netanyahu's family is accused of stealing money from the poor only because it was so easy to get it from the American taxpayer.


    Thank you for sharing

    Greetings
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