The Israeli Melting Pot and Its Discontents

21st-century Israel, shunted to the margins both geographically and socially? Haaretz interviews second- and third-generation Mizrahim who believe that the ethnic glass ceiling has yet to be shattered.

Nothing in Revital Madar’s history suggests that she could have experienced any sort of discrimination. She was born in Tel Aviv, 31 years ago, into a family that enjoyed years of relative prosperity; she completed high school in the cinema studies track, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Nevertheless, because she is Mizrahi ‏(a Jew of Middle Eastern...