The short documentary above, produced by David Sheen and Max Blumenthal, is entitled Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land. It shows how the driving force of Racism (White Supremacy)—anti-blackness—takes shape in the area of the world known as Israel. Max Blumenthal is also the author of the book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party. Consortium News described him as “[o]ne of the few journalists who won’t temper his criticisms” in regards to so-called Israel’s controversial practices. During Blumenthal’s interview with Consortium News, he reveals how the New York Times commissioned his documentary but without explanation, refused to publish it after reviewing the piece:
I was asked to submit something by the New York Times op docs, a new section on the website that published short video documentaries. I am known for short video documentaries about the right wing in the U.S, and extremism in Israel. They solicited a video from me, and when I didn’t produce it in time, they called me for it, saying they wanted it. So I sent them a video I produced with my colleague, David Sheen, an Israeli journalist who is covering the situation of non-Jewish Africans in Israel more extensively than any journalist in the world.
We put together some shocking footage of pogroms against African communities in Tel Aviv, and interviews with human rights activists. I thought it was a well-done documentary about a situation very few Americans were familiar with. We included analysis. We tailored it to their style, and of course it was rejected without an explanation after being solicited. I sent it to some other major websites and they have not even responded to me, when they had often solicited articles from me in the past.
It’s no surprise that major media outlets were not interested in focusing on the Racist (White Supremacist) activities going on in so-called Israel. The documentary shows virulent anti-blackness and actually frames black people as victims of an anti-black population. This runs counter to the Racist (White Supremacisst) perpetual narrative of black people as criminals but never victims.
In the video, we see how Racist Suspects and Admitted Racists revel in their savage treatment of black Victims of Racism. One female Admitted White Supremacist ironically describes her fear of being attacked by ‘psychopaths’. She proclaims to a loud and supportive crowd, “We’re racist because we want to preserve our lives and our sanity!” Another speaker suggested that black people should be rounded up without waiting for governmental approval. This is another terrifying example of the hostility and terrorism black people must face around the world. Racists (White Supremacists) have turned the planet into a global cesspool where non-justice and maltreatment are a matter of course.