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WATCH: What happens when a racist Jewish soccer fan meets an Arab player?

A new show on Channel 2, “The Newsroom,” aired a short segment this week called “To the extreme,” where it brings two people together from different ideological backgrounds. This first week brought a fan from Beitar Jerusalem and a player from Bnei Sakhnin, a club from the Arab town in the Galilee of the same name.

Dudi Mizrahi belongs to La Familia, an extreme fan club of Beitar Jerusalem, one of the capital’s soccer teams. I’ve written about La Familia before, and I’ve heard people like Mizrahi speak like this for years. Decades. But not on prime time TV, where many Israelis got to see the face of the typical Jewish supremacist – of which there are many more than they think.

(Subtitles: Ami Kaufman)

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    1. Philos

      Ami, do you have a link that can get around the great firewall of sanitiztion in the UK? It won’t play in “my country.”

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      • Darn. All I know is that there’s an extension you can use to bypass that, if you have chrome.

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        • Philos

          Thank you Ami. I have Chrome and will look for an extension. If you have time maybe you can put a transcript of the subtitles up?

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    2. Haifawi

      Just a note, it’s telling that ‘violent racist’ and ‘arab guy who is good at soccer’ are both considered ‘extremist’ positions by this show.

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    3. Danny

      Poor Dudi Mizrahi apparently isn’t aware that he is himself an Arab – genetically and culturally. I view him as a victim of Zionism as well because of the way his Middle Eastern heritage has been all but whitewashed by the proverbial Zionist bucket of DDT. If Dudi had stopped to think about where he comes from, he would discover he has much more in common with Ahmed Tibi than he ever did with the likes of Netnayahu.

      As it stands, it is a disgrace he was allowed on T.V. to spew his venom.

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      • CigarButNoNice

        Poor Danny apparently isn’t aware how he is himself a Nazi – ideologically and mentally. His Far Leftist view of the Jewish-Arab Conflict through the prism of race has its counterpart in the Far Rightist spewings one can find on sewage dumps like Stormfront.

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    4. JG

      And if one knows about Far Rightist spewings, then Mr.Cigar. He sees one in the miror every morning

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    5. Philos

      I’m not surprised by Dudi Mizrachi’s attitude. English, French, Dutch and German football hooligan “firms” are also hotbeds of extreme right-wing politics and racism. Indeed, Radovan Karadzic made use of Serbian football hooligan gangs in executing his policies of extermination, mass rape and ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims. It’s basically another reason why football is a terrible sport apart from all the diving, cheating, and awful behaviour of the players on the field. Perhaps if humanity is around in a few hundred years they’ll look back on football with the same disgust that we view dueling today

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    6. Blue Pilgrim

      “This video not available in your country” — the US.

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