Israeli students dress up as KKK and wear blackface celebrating Purim


Israelis who dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members on Purim make waves on Facebook

By JPOST.COM STAFF    03/19/2014 12:58

17 students from Harel High School in the Jerusalem-area suburb of Mevasseret Zion pose for controversial picture.

 

A tasteless brand of humor, or a clever display of satire?

The talk of social media users in Israel this past Purim was a controversial photograph of high school students from the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Zion who dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The 17 students from Harel High School in Mevasseret dressed up in white sheets and hoods with one of the “Klansmen” posing with a cross. In the foreground, three of the students painted their face in black to portray African-Americans.

The KKK is a white supremacist organization that originated in the American South in the 1860s. It waged a campaign of terrorism against blacks and non-Protestant whites in an attempt to combat desegregation during the civil rights era.

 

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5 thoughts on “Israeli students dress up as KKK and wear blackface celebrating Purim

  • March 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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    I wanted to say that students dressing up as KKK is repugnant. KKK is responsible for the deaths of many African American people in the US during and after slavery. If I was to pretend I was a Nazi officer and had people playing Jews would that be appropiate? No it would not because many Jews died at the hands of Nazi soldiers. I suggest that you teach these students that dressing up as KKK members and blackface is not funny and it is definitely not in the spirit of Purium.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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    I wanted to say that students dressing up as KKK is repugnant. KKK is responsible for the deaths of many African American people in the US during and after slavery. If I was to pretend I was a Nazi officer and had people playing Jews would that be appropriate? No it would not because many Jews died at the hands of Nazi soldiers. I suggest that you teach these students that dressing up as KKK members and black face is not funny and it is definitely not in the spirit of Purim.

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  • March 20, 2014 at 1:27 am
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    This would be the same difference if some African American students dressed up as Nazi concentration soldiers with them inside an extermination chamber…These are not the true Jews any way! “VERY DISTASTEFUL!!!” YAHWEH ELOHEIM

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