What is she, an Arab?
This astonishing video of an incident that occurred on an Israir airlines flight from Tel Aviv to the seaside resort of Varna, Bulgaria, last weekend has become a social media sensation among Israelis.
Although all involved in the incident are apparently Israeli Jews, it is nonetheless very revealing and symptomatic of endemic anti-Arab attitudes.
This is a transcript of the video from Israel’s Walla! News, translated by Israel expert Dena Shunra. Be warned, it contains very foul language:
Passenger A: You’re gonna sell me chocolate, do you understand that? You work for me, I paid money for you.
Flight attendant: I don’t work for you. You wish I’d be working for you.
Passenger A: I want the chocolate. What reason do you have not to sell me the chocolate? I want the chocolate. What is this? I want the chocolate.
Flight attendant: If you think that if you’ll raise your voice and be a little more violent – then you’ll probably not get what you want.
Passenger B (A’s sister, shouting from the other side of the plane): Sell her the chocolate, what is she, an Arab? Kuss rabak [Arabic expletive], sell chocolate! Do you hear? She paid the flight price, sell her chocolate! Yalla! Tone it down quick! Sell her chocolate quick! You piece of garbage. What do you mean he’s not selling her chocolate? Piece of garbage. You are not going to sell my sister chocolate?
Flight attendant (to Passenger B): mark my words. Varna? You’re not going to get there.
Passenger seated near passenger A: I put my d*ck on you, and on Varna, your mother’s mother’s c*nt, you maniac, you son of a whore, you f*cker, you piece of a son of a thousand…