Tag Archives: Israel

Birth control shots were forced on Ethiopian immigrants to Israel

TweetFive 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 [...]
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Israel punishes Palestinians for wanting a state

Tweethttp://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 [...]
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Why 34 mentions of Israel got me trashed last night

TweetBefore 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. [...]
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“Racist” signs expose racist signs

TweetSigns 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 [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet 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 [...]
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