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Racist 'Kodak moment' with African refugees goes viral on Facebook

The first time I “met” Ayala Ben-Naftali was just before I was about to interview Hagai Amir. She posted the following picture on Amir’s wall, apparently a blessing she received before or after a certain celebration – I think it might have been her wedding.

Note reads: “Dear Ayala and Yigal, from Yigal and Larisa Amir. Wishing you love and happiness”

Yigal Amir, Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin, and his wife Larisa. In the caption, Ayala writes: We received a blessing from a righteous man! (smiley face) With God’s help, next year you’ll come back home!”

But yesterday, I met up with Ayala again on Facebook. It was after she posted a four-picture photo album titled “Late night tour of the Tel Aviv Safari,” mainly pictures of Africans. One picture in particular caught a lot of attention, due to the caption she wrote.

“There are no signs forbidding taking pictures with the animals. There were no signs that forbid feeding, but we passed on that. With Abunga Dabunga the 3rd, Abuba Buba Sabuba and Zanbura Boka Kaluga Chaka.” (photo: screenshot of Ayala Ben-Naftali’s Faceboof page)

I was pleasantly surprised to see a large majority of the comments condemning her remarks. I expected to see the usual racists slurs supporting this kind of venom. Especially on the wall of a woman who has shown support for the racist movement Lehava.

I presume that once racist Knesset Member Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) turns on his computer after Shabbat is out, he’ll give her some “well-deserved” backup.

The fantastic Israeli meme-masters didn’t waste much time on this one. Here are a few:

Amir Schiby

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    1. Mareli

      Ordinarily I don’t go for insulting posts on FB but I’m happy to see the ones of her in the zoo. She doesn’t deserve to have other animals for company, though. She deserves to be shunned by all living beings.

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    2. Rachelle Pachtman

      Sinaht Chinam. Need I say more? Hello? This is the Aseret Yemei Tshuvah.

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    3. Olivia Solomon

      It sounds like a Nazi speaking about Jews!!!!! Shocking indeed!!!!

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      • tonydavis

        Hitler did the same thing. This woman just singlehandedly lent credence to hitler’s belief that he had the right to call other people subhuman or animals. Congratulations, Ayala Ben Naftali, for sanctioning what Hitler did to YOUR people by acting just like him. Sick.

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    4. kidane( african)

      so what? she may be right! I don’t believe any israeli person dis-agree with her, she is doing or applying the things that the Torah taught her! hate any one who is different from you! but we the people of Africa with the dark color are always proud of it! people may say what ever seems right to them, let them say animals in the safari, or cursed people, or Negro what ever haterd words may use we tell them we like it, cuz it doesn’t make any difference! thank you the so called Israeli’s, its your time to have fun on using haterd words on the black Africans!

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    5. ekim

      one person (who’s not even a public figure) said some shockingly racist things, and this is news? yawn. This happens every day all over the world, sorry to break it to you.

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      • sh

        Oh, you didn’t notice, Ekim? Public figures saying the similar I mean. Y’know, Eli Yishai, the equally poisonous Ben Ari, rabbis, all of whom get to eat and swan around because our taxes pay them.

        Actually I agree with Rachelle Pachtman’s remark too. Seeing supposedly more enlightened people responding to that woman’s racist remarks by calling her what she called the people sitting on the grass was – how to put it? – disappointing.

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        • ekim

          that’s a different story if public figures are saying racist things, but that’s not what this is about- this is catching attention because the issue is a hot one right now, and there is indeed a lot of racism towards asylum seekers and migrants in Israel, as there is all over the world. Nothing you wrote addresses why this is a story worth talking about. It has shock value, that’s all- and it helps some criticizing Israel to make broad generalizations. Israel does enough that is worthy of criticism, as do Hamas and the PA- there’s no need to dig on facebook for shocking things people say or post to fill the news. Just because idiots respond to an idiot and it becomes a meme, that doesn’t mean it’s actually worth paying attention to, or we’re just following the idiots.

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    6. geometra

      It is shame for such a people who know the bitterness of bieng a refugee , who know the meaning of hater and racial descrimnation,
      this woman represents not to the whole people of israel but to some indivisuals such as her,
      who knows nothing doubts nothing, she is in a darken house she only knows colours black and white , that is all.

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    7. Rachel

      This woman’s comment and photo are appalling.

      However some of the comments about the fact she is religious are equally appalling.

      There is terrible racism and lack of tolerance in this country and that includes a few people who believe themselves to be a liberal light to their own arses. They are as bad as she is.

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    8. Chepsky

      “There were no signs that forbid feeding, but we passed on that.”
      So Africans are waiting for her to feed them like Zoo Animals??

      “With Abunga Dabunga the 3rd, Abuba Buba Sabuba and Zanbura Boka Kaluga Chaka.”
      She must be proud of this joke – Making fun of African names. She must be proud of being WHITE.
      What you have here is basically an Israeli KKK member.

      (Ironically that’s how American KKKs see Jews. It’s a funny old world.)

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    9. Ayala Ben-Naftali looks like a former Bais Yaakov girl.


      As far as I can tell, modern Jewish education funded by the international Jewish Zionist plutocracy and intellectually dominated by the international Jewish Zionist intelligentsia thoroughly dehumanizes and turns the victims of this sort of education into perfect Jewish Nazis (Zionists).

      In the case of girls they are thoroughly imbued with the three Ks (Kinder, Kirche, Kueche) — obviously Kirche in this case means synagogue.

      Give that gal blond hair and blue eyes and she would have fit in perfectly with the BDM (Bund Deutscher Mädchen sometimes known as Bund Deutscher Matrazzen or Baldur, drück mich!).

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    10. Diaspora jew soon to emigrate to israel

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