Posts Tagged Israel

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs.

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Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object.

Please, anti-choicers, let’s keep Lilly Potter out of this.

Kiera Feldman looks at the long White Flight of American Jews moving to illegal settlements in “Israel” (Spoiler alert: they’re not within Israel’s legal borders.)

Marriage equality! It’s just like “legalizing male breastfeeding”!

Florida man accused of fraud for taking his wife’s… last name.

In case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs.

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Ethiopian Jew in Israel

Birth control shots were forced on Ethiopian immigrants to Israel

Five years after allegations were first levied, and over a month after the issue again attracted mainstream attention through the Israel Educational Television documentary “Vacuum,” the Israeli government has admitted that Ethiopian women were coerced into accepting long-acting birth control shots, likely Depo-Provera. Haaretz writes:

…While the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia they were sometimes intimidated or threatened into taking the injection. “They told us they are inoculations,” said one of the women interviewed [in "Vacuum"]. “They told us people who frequently give birth suffer. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.”

The widespread practice is thought to account for the last decade’s near-halving of the Ethiopian birth rate in Israel. ...

Five years after allegations were first levied, and over a month after the issue again attracted mainstream attention through the Israel Educational Television documentary “Vacuum,” the Israeli government has admitted that Ethiopian women were coerced ...

Israel punishes Palestinians for wanting a state

http://youtu.be/gujySDqlVGA

On Thursday, the United Nations general assembly voted to make Palestine a state. Of the 193-member assembly, 138 voted in favor, 41 abstained and nine–Israel, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Panama– voted against it. With this historic vote, Palestine went from being a “non-member observer entity” to a “non-member observer state”. The new state cannot vote, and has the same status as the Vatican, but it can, for example, join international bodies like the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“We didn’t come here seeking to delegitimize a state established years ago, and that is Israel; rather we came to affirm the legitimacy of the state that must now achieve its independence, and that is Palestine,” ...

http://youtu.be/gujySDqlVGA

On Thursday, the United Nations general assembly voted to make Palestine a state. Of the 193-member assembly, 138 voted in favor, 41 abstained and nine–Israel, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau ...

Why 34 mentions of Israel got me trashed last night

Before last night’s debate, I created a little drinking game for myself and anyone who wanted to join. The instructions were to drink every time Israel was mentioned and drink twice every time the candidate emphasized how close he was with Israel and/or its Prime Minister or criticized his opponent for not being close enough. I had no idea how intoxicating and expensive this drinking game would be. Because it turns out that during the debate, Israel was mentioned 34 times!

I was too trashed from all the Israel mentions to keep track of how many times the candidates praised Israel or accused each other of not hearting Israel sufficiently, so I had to check the transcript.

From Obama

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Before last night’s debate, I created a little drinking game for myself and anyone who wanted to join. The instructions were to drink every time Israel was mentioned and drink twice every time the candidate emphasized ...

“Racist” signs expose racist signs

Signs saying “racist” are being posted on, but not covering, ads that are, well, racist. Anti-Islamic advertisements are now gracing New York City’s subway system after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) could not legally refuse to display the signs because they expressed “demeaning” language. The ads say “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad” and are the creation of American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center watch group. Pamela Geller, the executive director of AFDI is so Islamophobic, that the very “pro”-Israel Anti-Defamation League says she “fuels and fosters anti-Muslim bigotry in society.” ...

Signs saying “racist” are being posted on, but not covering, ads that are, well, racist. Anti-Islamic advertisements are now gracing New York City’s subway system after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation ...

What We Missed

More on the gender breakdown of election coverage from the 4th Estate.

Here’s a pretty adorable video about kids unlearning stereotypes and learning they can be anything they want.

Mitt Romney’s sister, Jane, assures us her brother’s “not going to be touching abortion.” Too bad she’s not the Republican nominee.

An Israeli religious women’s rights group is suing an Orthodox radio station for barring women from working as broadcasters or appearing as interviewees.

More on the gender breakdown of election coverage from the 4th Estate.

Here’s a pretty adorable video about kids unlearning stereotypes and learning they can be anything they want.

Mitt Romney’s sister, Jane, assures us her ...

Israel bans German Nobel Laureate over this poem

Sunday, The Israeli Government barred German author Gunter Grass from entering Israel over a poem the Nobel Laureate wrote on Israel, Iran and nuclear weapons. So called pro-Israel Hawks often accuse people who are critical of Israeli policy of anti-Semitism. I, myself, have had the honor of being called a self-loathing Jew.

But what makes Grass’s relationship with Israel and anti-Semitism more complicated is that he served briefly in the Nazi SS Waffen, as he revealed in 2006. I don’t think that Grass is an anti-Semite. He was drafted at age 17, just like the Pope was drafted at age 14, and has dedicated much of his life to anti-Nazi writing. But his past makes it that much easier for ...

Sunday, The Israeli Government barred German author Gunter Grass from entering Israel over a poem the Nobel Laureate wrote on Israel, Iran and nuclear weapons. So called pro-Israel Hawks often accuse people who are critical of ...

AIPAC’s Banned Journalists Weekend

The American Library Association may have Banned Book Week, but this weekend, AIPAC kicked off its first banned journalist weekend. That’s right, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which claims to represent American Jews, but only represents the most hawkish, jingoistic and myopic among us, banned or revoked the press credentials of writers from Alternet, Philip Weiss from Mondoweiss, and Mitchell Plitnick from The Third Way for their yearly conference in Washington D.C. And, what’s more, they haven’t explained why. While I don’t support AIPAC’s decision, I see the logic behind blocking Weiss, Plitnick (after all, why would AIPAC support a blog committed to “Finding Balance In Mideast Analysis”), and Alternet’s world affairs editor, Alex Kane. ...

The American Library Association may have Banned Book Week, but this weekend, AIPAC kicked off its first banned journalist weekend. That’s right, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which claims to represent American Jews, but only ...

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