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(7.8.2018) Israeli MP Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, has sparked international outrage with his comments about Africans.
In a video posted on the Facebook page of the UK Likud branch, Hazan said that Africans have no culture and that African refugees should be stopped having children.
Hazan also called African immigrants a “threat to Israel” that would destroy the country.
“If we don’t kick them out they will kick us out. We need to destroy the problem when it is still small,” said Hazan.
The Union of Journalists in Israel said that it „takes seriously the decision to fire cartoonist Katz from The Jerusalem Post because of his critical cartoon. Causing harm to a journalist because he expressed an opinion, lte alone when it was approved by his editors, is a dangerous step that must not be accepted. We call on Katz’s editors to retract this unacceptable step.“
As a result of the firing, Tel Aviv’s upcoming Animix Festival, which celebrates animation, comic books, and cartoons, will feature an exhibit on freedom of speech.