This kind of thing is unacceptable going forward:
One of the Israeli military's most visible spokesmen is under fire for a photo he posted on his Facebook page captioned "Obama style" in which his face is smeared with mud.
Sacha Dratwa posted the photo in late September, but since the furor he has restricted access to his account...
In the photo, Dratwa appears to be smeared in mud from the Dead Sea, a popular activity for many visiting and living in Israel.
Dratwa, 26, is originally Belgian and heads the Israeli Defense Forces new media desk, active in engaging Israel's supporters and critics on social media. The IDF's Twitter account and various web sites were regularly updated during Israel's operation "Pillar of Defense" against Hamas in the Gaza Strip last week, distributing the latest numbers and highlighting Israel's efforts not to kill civilians... The IDF declined a request to comment."Israel's efforts not to kill civilians." And the guy is saying it while in blackface or was that just during his vacation time? What would any person of color think of that, much less any decent humanitarian?
Sacha Dratwa must be forced out of the Israeli military and of course out of the government - or I'd say that they've sent a pretty clear message on their feelings for people of color and the leader of our country. The Israeli people should take the initiative to ensure that he is forced out. America is one of the few countries left that will defend Israel when it's difficult to do so. But this kind of racism can't be tolerated at high levels in international relations.