Do you have Jewish friends? Of course Are they Mizrahi or Ashkenazi? Both Wassim
Baqa al Gharbia Mostly work Learn at the university on campus Everywhere I live in Tel Aviv for six years so it’s something I have to live with we co… every day (contribute to the GoFundMe campaign
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Jerusalem Yes she does How many? Close friends 2 women How do you know them? Through my work I work as a cleaner in a hotel Do you have any Jewish friends? Yes No Friends from where? Najdan
Umm el Fahm Friends from Afula, from Tel Aviv From what? How did you meet them?
Work? From work, I have friends and we travel together we do a lot And you, why don’t you have any? That’s not nice (I am kidding everyone, relax) I worked with a lot of Jews but not friends Friends from work, not more Hold on, were they Ashkenazi… The second part of the question if they are Ashkenazi or Mizrahi or does it matter? It doesn’t matter It’s the same
– It is the same Do you have Jewish friends? I have Jewish friends Mohammad
Lod Many? Yes, many Are they Ashkenazi, Mizrahi? Regular Israelis both Russians and Jews I have friends I have many Is there a difference between
Ashkenazis and Mizrahis in friendship? No No difference for me, they are the same There is no difference between
a Jew, a Russian, an Ethiopian Everyone is the same all are human beings Right? Do you have Jewish friends? Yes Many? Yes Many, better than Arabs Dawood
Jerusalem Jews, in trust and intentions
are better than Arabs Arabs stab you in the back Yes Not nice What “not nice”? If they do that, that’s not nice No, it’s nice What’s your name? Because I was injured in my back by a family member people close to me Poor you What can you do? You came to me to ask
and I answered Do you have Jewish friends? Yes Ibrahim
Lod Are they Ashkenazi? Mizrahi?
Doesn’t matter? Some of this, some of that Are you more connected… Do you feel more of a connection
to Mizrahi people because of background? No, I don’t care I don’t see a difference between them For me, every person is a human being Every person, “with his belief will live”
(Habakkuk 2:4) That’s it I respect every human being I don’t hate a person or love him based on colour, religion, gender Everyone is the same Do you have Jewish friends? Yes Omar
Baqa al Gharbia Many? Good friends? Not really friends but through the university In classes with you?
– Yes Do you connect more with
Ashkenazis? Mizrahis? or the same? It’s the same Do you have Jewish friends? Yes Ayoub
Jerusalem Are they Ashkenazi or Mizrahi? or it’s the same? It’s the same, both… You don’t see a difference?
– No What’s the difference? No difference Do you really have good friends?
Do they go to your house? Yes Do you go to their house? Also yes No racism? From both sides A person is a person Do you have Jewish friends? Jewish friends? Yes, from work What kind of work do you do? Communication systems, security from studies Networking, computers Yes, computers, communication systems So I understand And are those Jews Mizrahi or Ashkenazi? From both sides Do you get along better with one?
because Mizrahi come from an Arab culture No, no
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