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May 31, 2012 11:26 am

Peres Shuns Racist Views Towards African Migrants in Israel

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Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: David Shankbone.

Times of Israel – President Shimon Peres, at a swearing-in ceremony for two new Supreme Court justices on Thursday, decried the recent wave of racist invective directed against African migrants in Israel.

“The state must provide a practical solution to this issue, but we must all reject racism. Hatred toward foreigners violates the principles of Judaism,” said Peres.

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