Today, we have a excruciatingly funny episode of life’s ongoing series Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude. In my FT newspaper this morning, I read the following:
Human rights activists say a pattern of violence against Africans has emerged as tensions rise between Israeli locals and African newcomers who have settled in a working-class area of southern Tel Aviv.
The hostile mood has grown following the arrests of several Africans on suspicion of rape and fiery warnings by Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, that the influx of migrants will damage Israel’s Jewish character.
One politician has compared the migrants to “a cancer in our body”. A poll last week showed that 52 per cent of Israeli Jews agree. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox interior minister claimed that many of them were criminals… However, police data contradict claims that Africans’ crime rates are higher than those of Israelis.
The joke possibilities are endless with this one.