Shas playing ghetto politics
The ethnic Sephardi party is leading an assault on Mizrahi identity that reinforces stereotypes.
Dimona Mayor Meir Cohen once noted that mixed marriages in his town have resulted in children running around there with names like Vladimir Biton and Sergei Vaknin. If the childrens' names haven't caused them identity problems, Shas' television campaign advertisement depicting the wedding of a young Mizrahi man and a young Russian woman has surely done the job. This is not because the ad mocks quickie...
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