Two Videos – how a soldier with PTSD is treated and an everyday tale of racism in the hotel sector

Two Videos – how a soldier with PTSD is treated and an everyday tale of racism in the hotel sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When Racism is the Norm: Israeli Hotels Warn of Arab Guests Booked for the Same Period

The first of these
videos shows an example of Israel’s social apartheid and how it differs from
the more cruder South African version.  Whereas
in South Africa hotels would have been for whites only, except for certain
honorary Aryans Whites, in Israel it is
all the more subtle.
The hotel informs its
prospective Jewish guests that the period when they want to stay is a Muslim
festival when there are likely to be many Arabs staying.  That way the prospective Jewish guests have a
choice whether to stay in a hotel which also has Arabs in it.
In order to prevent
young Arabs staying, a condition of being a guest is that the young person has
a soldier’s ID card.  As Palestinian Israelis
don’t serve in the army they can’t stay! 
However, as the hotel manager says, we will refuse Jewish people between  18-21 who also don’t have soldier’s ID.  In British law this is known as indirect discrimination.  In Israel it is the main means of getting
around direct discrimination.  In British
law a neutral criterion, provision or practice that has an adverse impact on
one particular ethnic/racial group is indirect race discrimination. 
The new trend for hotels
in #apartheid Israel – warning their ethnic-Jewish guests of expected Arab
guests who are booked for the same period.

In another incident, hotel conditions its service to guests under 21 years of
age, on showing a valid soldier ID: “Which means that 18 to 21 year old
Arabs, who don’t serve in the army, cannot stay in the hotel.”

Video: ‘I killed for you, with these hands!’ cries Israeli veteran with PTSD

Published
on Nov 28, 2015

Ido
Gal Razon, former ITF soldier, testifies to Israeli apartheid parliament on
PTSD and murdering people in Gaza. 11 Nov 2015, State Control Committee,
Israeli Knesset.

  • Former ITF soldier on PTSD and murdering in
    Gaza. Ido Gal Razon

A former Israeli soldier named Ido Gal Razon who was a hero
of an Israeli operation in Gaza eight years ago called “Clear as Wine”
testifies before a parliamentary committee about his PTSD.

“I killed for you, with
these hands. You say terrorists with blood on their hands? I killed more than
40 people for you. ..

“[At night] he comes to
me and says, ‘Why did you kill me?’…

“The data you present
is rubbish.”
At 3:33, a voice says, “Ido
let me speak
” and his mother rises from the gallery to describe how her
son’s mental injuries have torn the family apart.

This is sort of the Israeli version of American Sniper, a lot
shorter. And yes, it’s about occupation. It’s about resistance. It’s about the
price few are paying for war crimes.

 

 

 

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