Far-right anti-miscegenation group demands Israeli-Arab be stripped of Independence Day honor

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April 20, 2015 09:08

 
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A far-right Jewish extremist movement that advocates anti-miscegenation laws has requested a police permit to stage a demonstration in Jerusalem against Channel 2 television's Lucy Aharish, the Arab-Israeli broadcast journalist who has been chosen to light one of the honorary torches during Independence Day celebrations next week.

According to Channel 2, the head of Lehava (whose Hebrew acronym stands for “preventing assimilation in the Holy Land”), Benzi Gupstein, said that the planned protests are meant to persuade the Israeli authorities to cancel Aharish’s participation due to her being “an anti-Zionist who is not loyal to the state.”

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