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Nightclub in Tel Aviv, ISRAEL fined for barring dark-skinned clients

Tel Aviv District Court Judge Shlomo Friedlander on Tuesday ordered the owners of the Donna Martin nightclub in Tel Aviv to pay NIS 60,000 in compensation to two young men who were prohibited from entering the club because of the color of their skin.

The two men, both of Yemenite descent, were barred entrance to the club in August 2005.

The judge found that the two were discriminated against when they were told that they couldn't enter the premises because they weren't invited, even though fair-colored friends entered freely.

Nightclub managers, or the "selectors" who they employ to choose who can enter the club, often use the excuse that the club is closed for a private function and entrance is by invitation only to discourage people from attempting to enter or to justify their refusal.

The nightclub owners claimed they did not discriminate against people of Mizrahi desc


Added: Sep-29-2009 Occurred On: Sep-28-2009
By: Steve677
Tags: israel, nightclub, racism
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