Israel has always been racist. Just read the Israeli media and study who Israelis elect to leadership. Observe Israels laws on immigration and marriage and their policies on real estate purchases. Israel is as racist as you can get. They try to deemphasize it, but they can't hide it. It is too pervading. I thought that everybody knew this. I am so surprised that an Arab MK didn't get the memo.
President Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli Arab MK: Racism in Israel has reached frightening levels