Some 6,000 Israeli Black Panther supporters gather in a Jerusalem central square, protesting social and economic discrimination against Mizrahim (Jews from Arab lands) who have immigrated to Israel. Police and protestors clash, solidifying vast coverage of the affair, which eventually leads to a strengthening of welfare policies towards new immigrants in Israel. Official government disdain is personified by Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s remark, “they are not nice boys.” Mizrahi disenchantment appears in the May 1977 parliamentary election, where Menachem Begin’s Party garners their vote, displacing the Labor Party’s 29 year grip on Israeli political leadership.
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