Sixteen Jewish-themed rides are planned for the park, including a “Splash Mountain” with biblical imagery that’s 50 stories high.
Parents of teenagers from the Bnei Akiva youth movement are up in arms over the movement’s plan to hold an annual event at the Superland amusement park in Rishon Letzion, citing the park’s policy of segregation.
Israelis were outraged that an amusement park forced Jewish and Palestinian students to visit separately. But, some say anti-Arab discrimination is more common than many realize.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned racism against Israeli Arabs, and vandalism attacks against Palestinians.
Fury over perceived racism in Israel erupted over a popular amusement park’s policy of hosting segregated outings for Jewish and Arab schools.
Israel’s Superland amusement park said Thursday it would reexamine its policy of renting out the park on separate days to Jewish and Arab schools, following the storm that ensued when it reportedly refused to accommodate an Arab teacher who wanted to bring his class there on a school trip.