Wordplay: The (Ethnic) Devil Is in the Details

How, when and why did this whole intricate and painful Mizrahi-Ashkenazi issue take on such a devilish character?

When public discourse in Israel is not concerned with the best way to run the recently renewed peace talks with the Palestinians into the ground, and not vacationing somewhere around the globe, it is very busy these days with the plight of Mizrahim ‏(that is, persons originating in Middle Eastern or North African countries‏). These are people who were − and still are − discriminated...