Roughly 60,000 Africans seeking deliverance from poverty, persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide face ultranationalist aggression as Israelis and their politicians seek brutal methods in the effort to retain the Jewish character of their country.

Racism is the flip side of nationalism, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges has said over and again. The desire to preserve cultural purity is driving many Israelis to openly and proudly claim racist intents against “infiltrators,” as the Nation video report by Max Blumenthal and David Sheen shows below.

Read Blumenthal’s companion article, “Israel Cranks Up the PR Machine,” here.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

The Nation:

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