Yes, that sounds racist to me. I remember my brother and his wife not being able to book a hotel in the Hamptons because their last name sounded "Jewish". When they used a gentile sounding name a room was available. Israel should start to treat the arabs within it's borders with the dignity that they expect for themselves. Israel is a wonderful country and I understand that many see the arabs as enemies within. But these are Israeli citizens and should have all the rights that Gentile and Arab citizens have.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: 'Mahmoud' can't get table at an Israeli eatery, but 'Tamir' can