The consequences of immigration, both legal and illegal, has become a serious issue in many countries and worthy of discussion. But somehow, in this case, anti-immigration sentiment arising from Israeli racism cannot be mentioned lest it somehow tarnish the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
Scott McConnell has observed the European and alternative media coverage of Wednesday’s race riots in Israel directed against African immigrants and wondered if the press in the US is reporting what took place. Well, the short answer is “no.” The New York Times and the Washington Post have avoided the subject as has NPR and the Los Angeles Times.
Using Google and also going to individual media websites, I could not find any reference to the riots in any mainstream publication nor on any news television channel. The best coverage in the English language media was in Britain’s The Guardian, which described how African immigrants and…
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