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Arab Drivers Win Right To Pursue Discrimination Case Against FedEx March 6, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Discrimination against Arabs, discrimination policy, FedEx, Islam, Islamic, Lawsuit, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Osama bin Laden, Racism against Arabs, Terrorist, Terrorists.
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Four Arab-American drivers who claim they were harassed by their FedEx supervisors in Massachusetts have won the right to pursue their case. The men say they were called “terrorists” and asked if they were sending money to Osama bin Laden.

FedEx argued that the four were independent contractors and weren’t eligible for protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination denied that objection saying the drivers were employees.

The four foreign-born drivers are Massachusetts residents and practicing Muslims.

The lawsuit claims the company’s ground package unit and two of its terminal supervisors engaged in a pattern of racial, ethnic and religious discrimination.

A FedEx spokesman declined to comment on the case, but did say FedEx doesn’t tolerate behavior that violates their discrimination policy.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: wcsh6.com

U.N. Anti-Racism Panel Questions Israel February 21, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, holy places, Islam, Islamic, Israel, Israeli, Jew, Jewish, Jews, Muslim, Muslims, Noble Sanctuary, non-Jewish, Racism, Racist, Temple Mount, U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discriminat, UN, United Nations.
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A United Nations anti-racism hearing later this week could add more fuel to the debate over a hotly contested Israeli construction project that has sparked anger throughout the Muslim world. Israel’s government has also been asked to explain if it discriminates between Jewish citizens and what it calls its “Arab sector” in how it provides housing, education, public services, land rights and legal protection against acts of violence, according to a list of issues released by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The panel of 18 independent experts overseeing compliance with the United Nations’ 38-year-old anti-racism treaty has submitted questions in writing on Israel’s policy for preserving holy sites and asked the government to explain why it only grants special protection for places considered sacred by Jews.

“To date, approximately 120 places have been declared as holy sites, all of which are Jewish,” the committee said in its list of questions, written before the recent furor over a construction project in Jerusalem that some Muslims have charged could damage Islam’s holy places.

Israel – whose quadrennial review was postponed in August because of the Lebanon war – is to appear before the panel on Thursday and Friday to answer the questions, which include whether it “has set forth regulations in relation to holy sites of both the Jewish and non-Jewish population.”

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Arab Cabinet Pick Stirs ‘Zionism-Racism’ Debate January 21, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Esterina Tartman, Gaza, Ghaleb Majadleh, Israel, Israeli, Isreal, Jerusalem, Jew, Jewish, Jews, Knesset, Muslim, Muslims, Palestinian, Racism, Racist, Zionism, Zionism-Racism, Zionist.
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Jerusalem – When Knesset member Esterina Tartman opened her mouth on Israel Radio last week to attack the Labor Party for naming Israel’s first-ever Muslim Arab Cabinet minister, she did more than just rattle Ehud Olmert’s shaky coalition. She opened up a raging national debate on the taboo topic of where Zionism ends and racism begins.

“What [Labor leader] Amir Peretz did this morning is to swing an enormous ax at the tree called Zionism,” said Tartman, a member of the right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party, referring to Peretz’s January 11 designation of Labor lawmaker Ghaleb Majadleh as minister of science, sports and culture. “We need to drive out and destroy this evil from our environs…. The State of Israel is a Jewish state that is supposed to be ruled by Jewish values, with a Jewish regime and Jewish sovereignty.”

Tartman’s comments sparked outrage across the political spectrum from politicians and commentators who called her views racist and compared them to the outlawed doctrines of the late Meir Kahane. “The Zionism of Herzl, Jabotinsky and Begin always advocated the integration of Arabs who are loyal to the state in all of its institutions,” said Knesset member Michael Eitan of the opposition Likud party. Eitan demanded a formal Knesset debate on Tartman’s “racist comments.” “No believer in equality and democracy can accept them being on the agenda,” Eitan said.

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Jewish youth believe Arabs dirty, uneducated January 11, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Israel, Jew, Jewish, Muslim, Muslims, Poll, Racism, Racist.
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Recent poll reveals 75 percent of Jewish students believe Arabs uneducated, uncivilized, unclean. Similar stereotypes found amongst Arab students toward Jews, but in lower percentages

A Haifa University survey investigating Arabs and Jews’ views on one another reveals disturbing results.

The poll showed that 75 percent of Jewish students believe that Arabs are uneducated people, are uncivilized and are unclean. On the other hand 25 percent of the Arab youth believe that Jews are the uneducated ones, while 57 percent of the Arab’s believe Jews are unclean. Over a third of the Jewish students taking part in the survey confirmed that they are afraid of Arabs. The poll was conducted by Dr. Haggai Kupermintz, Dr. Yigal Rosen and Harbi Hasaisi of Haifa University’s Center for Research on Peace Education.The data was presented at a bi-lingual conference held in Haifa. The study, titled “Perception of ‘the Other’ amongst Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel” included 1,600 students studying in 22 high schools around the country.

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Human Rights Watch: Israel’s Web propaganda war December 3, 2006

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Amir Gissin runs what he calls “Israel’s Explanation Department.” Which is why it is surprising to hear him admit that many Israelis think “the whole problem is that we don’t explain ourselves correctly.” Last week, as al-Jazeera launched an Arab view of the world into English-speaking homes worldwide, Gissin was a man under pressure.

At the David Bar Ilan conference on the media and the Middle East, he faced an audience of Israelis who were unhappy about the way the propaganda battle with Hezbollah was fought and lost during the war in Lebanon. They wanted to know how it could be done better next time, because most people in Israel seem to think there will be a next time with Hezbollah soon.

Gissin said the words of his English-speaking spokespeople could not compete with the power of the pictures of civilians killed in the Israeli attack on Lebanese towns like Qana. And the Israeli parliament will not spend the money on an Israeli counterpart to al-Jazeera.

But Gissin was not downhearted. He declared there to be a “war on the Web,” in which Israel had a new weapon, a piece of computer software called the “Internet megaphone.”

“During the war we had the opportunity to do some very nice things with the megaphone community,” he said at the conference.

Among them, he claimed, was a role in getting an admission from Reuters that a photograph of damage to Beirut by a Lebanese photographer had been doctored to increase the amount of smoke in the picture. This was first spotted by American blogger Charles Johnson, who has won an award for “promoting Israel and Zionism.”

POWER

To check out the power of the megaphone, I logged onto a Web site called Give Israel Your United Support (GIYUS) on the afternoon of Nov. 15. More than 25,000 registered users of the site have downloaded the megaphone software, which enables them to receive alerts asking them to get active online.

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Peretz: Labor won’t tolerate racism November 6, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Arabs, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Cyprus, Discriminate, Discrimination, Israel, Jews, Palestinian, Racism, Racist, Syria, United Nations.
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ISRAEL –A week into his new position, and Minister of Strategic Threats Avigdor Lieberman has drawn disapproval from the prime minister Sunday for his comments that Israel should follow the example set by Syria and divide Jews and Arabs.

“The source of the conflict here is not territory, it is not occupation, it is not settlers. It is a clash between two people and two religions.

  • Burning Issues #9: The Lieberman factorAnywhere in the world where there are two peoples and two religions, whether it’s the former Yugoslavia or the Caucasus region in Russia or in Northern Ireland, there is conflict,” Lieberman told the British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph. “What we have seen in Cyprus is that since they have that model, there is no terror. There is security. There is no peace but there is security.”Cyprus has been divided into Greek and Turkish sections since 1974. Repeated attempts by the United Nations to reunify the Mediterranean island have failed.

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert distanced himself from Lieberman’s remarks during Sunday’s cabinet meeting.

    “Lieberman’s opinions do not reflect mine. That’s not the government’s position and Avigdor [Lieberman] knows that. I am in favor of Arab citizens having equal rights and I never hid that. So long as I am prime minister this will be the policy of the State of Israel,” Olmert said.

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  • The Qana Massacre July 31, 2006

    Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Arabs & Muslims, dead children, Death, disturbing, ethnic cleansing, Gaza, Hezbollah, hizballah, Hizbullah, Human Rights, Islam, Israel, Israeli, Isreal, Jew, Jewish, Jews, killed, Lebanon, Massacre, Qana, Qana Massacre, The Qana Massacre, video, youtube.
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    A powerful video has been released about the Qana Massacre.

    Please note: the video contains disturbing images of dead children.

    Israel’s Ethnic Weapon? July 26, 2006

    Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Arabs & Muslims, bacterium, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Death, Ethnic, Genocide, Human Rights, Iraqi, Islam, Israel, Isreal, Jew, Jewish, Jews, Muslims, Racism, Semitic, Tziyona, virus, Weapon, Zucker.
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    Israel is reportedly developing a biological weapon that would harm Arabs while leaving Jews unaffected, according to a report in London’s Sunday Times.The report, citing Israeli military and western intelligence sources, says that scientists are trying to identify distinctive genes carried by Arabs to create a genetically modified bacterium or virus.

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    Poll: Israeli Jews shun Arabs July 26, 2006

    Posted by C.A.R.D in Arab, Arabs, Card, Center for Combating Racism, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Israel, Israelis, Jewish, Jews, Jews shun Arabs, Nazareth, Poll, race problem, Racism, Racist, shun.
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    Are Israelis racist? Figures presented by the Center for Combating Racism paint a grim picture when it comes to Jewish Israelis’ attitudes to their fellow Arab citizens.

    A poll by the group showed most Israelis would not be willing to accept an Arab neighbor, half of the public would not be willing to receive an Arab visitor in their home, and 40 percent believe that the State should encourage Arabs to emigrate from the country.

    The figures come from the poll comprising 500 people, selected from the adult population by the Geocartographia Institute.

    “The time has arrived for the Jewish population, who experienced what racism is on its flesh, to wake up and change its way,” said group Director Bakher ouda.

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    Lebanon and Israel: Death Toll July 24, 2006

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    At Least 372 Dead in Lebanon, 34 in Israel

    More than 408 people have been reported killed in Lebanon and Israel since fighting broke out July 12 between Israel forces and Hezbollah guerrillas.

    IN LEBANON:

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    Israeli Children Signing Bombs: Part II July 24, 2006

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    Earlier we brought you the story about Israeli children signing bombs, now a unverified explanation to the story has come out that attempts to show these pictures in a less haunting light.

    Attention: Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination has decided to no longer carry this article anymore as the source for the article was discovered to be a entrenched part of a Israeli Internet propaganda group. We feel it would be a disservice to continue to keep this article on our website while knowing that it is most likely deliberate propaganda.  We will continue to publish articles about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict as it is a very important issue that needs everyone’s attention.

    Thank you,

    -CARD-

    Israeli Diplomat: All Arabs are Terrorists July 23, 2006

    Posted by C.A.R.D in All Arabs are Terrorists, all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslim, Ambassador, Arabs, Arabs & Muslims, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Dan Gillerman, Diplomat, FAIR, Fox, Gillerman, Hezbollah, Hizbollah, Israel, Israeli, Isreal, Lebanese, Lebanon, Middle East, O’Reilly, Palestinian, Palestinians, Racism, Racist, Terrorist, Terrorists, UN.
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    Imagine a member of the KKK going on the Bill O’Reilly show and declaring all African-Americans are shiftless crackheads. Imagine the outrage and calls for Fox News to be investigated for promoting racism and hatred. Now imagine an Israeli diplomat going on Bill O’Reilly’s show and declaring all Muslims are terrorists. In fact, this happened, and nobody is calling the diplomat, Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the UN, a racist or are there demands Fox News be investigated for promoting racism and hatred.

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