[ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:39am
 
Things You Thought Today - sirdroseph - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:28am
 
Happy Solstice - ColdMiser - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:19am
 
Middle-aged white Americans face declining life expectancy - sirdroseph - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:02am
 
Marijuana: Baked News. - sirdroseph - Jun 21, 2018 - 1:36am
 
RP3 Beta Player - dlaumor - Jun 21, 2018 - 1:32am
 
illegal immigrants - R_P - Jun 21, 2018 - 1:27am
 
World Music - R_P - Jun 20, 2018 - 8:34pm
 
Trump - R_P - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:59pm
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:47pm
 
kurtster's quiet vinyl - jambo - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:45pm
 
Live Music - jambo - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:27pm
 
Canada - jambo - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:07pm
 
Favorite Quotes - oldviolin - Jun 20, 2018 - 6:45pm
 
Counting with Pictures - ScottN - Jun 20, 2018 - 6:17pm
 
You might be getting old if...... - Coaxial - Jun 20, 2018 - 5:26pm
 
Delicacies: a..k.a.. the Gross Food forum - JrzyTmata - Jun 20, 2018 - 3:13pm
 
What Makes You Laugh? - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 20, 2018 - 1:09pm
 
Progressive rock at morow.com - westslope - Jun 20, 2018 - 12:50pm
 
Evolution! - R_P - Jun 20, 2018 - 11:58am
 
Museum Of Bad Album Covers - ColdMiser - Jun 20, 2018 - 11:10am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - BillG - Jun 20, 2018 - 10:09am
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Jun 20, 2018 - 9:49am
 
Baseball, anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 20, 2018 - 8:41am
 
Hockey + Fantasy Hockey - islander - Jun 20, 2018 - 8:22am
 
THE Question of Our Time - haresfur - Jun 20, 2018 - 8:18am
 
Today in History - Proclivities - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:15am
 
Positive Thoughts and Prayer Requests - Coaxial - Jun 20, 2018 - 6:10am
 
OUR CATS!! - Coaxial - Jun 20, 2018 - 6:02am
 
Play the Blues - rhahl - Jun 20, 2018 - 4:59am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Jun 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
Guns - R_P - Jun 19, 2018 - 5:26pm
 
Fake News*  ?  ! - R_P - Jun 19, 2018 - 5:20pm
 
Unattractive celebrities you'd date - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 19, 2018 - 4:29pm
 
Answers Only - aflanigan - Jun 19, 2018 - 3:11pm
 
What Makes You Sad? - Kev__P - Jun 19, 2018 - 2:01pm
 
Apple Watch Funtionality - pjjameso - Jun 19, 2018 - 1:43pm
 
Australia has Disappeared - Proclivities - Jun 19, 2018 - 10:51am
 
Great guitar faces - Proclivities - Jun 19, 2018 - 10:07am
 
Even In The Quietest Moments - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 19, 2018 - 9:01am
 
Economix - R_P - Jun 18, 2018 - 11:38pm
 
Beer - Blackbirds - Jun 18, 2018 - 10:48pm
 
Climate Change - R_P - Jun 18, 2018 - 7:58pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - kurtster - Jun 18, 2018 - 5:48pm
 
Voter Registration Fraud - R_P - Jun 18, 2018 - 5:20pm
 
Great Old Songs You Rarely Hear Anymore - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 18, 2018 - 11:35am
 
Back to the 30's - R_P - Jun 17, 2018 - 4:37pm
 
Back to the 70's - R_P - Jun 17, 2018 - 2:33pm
 
What are you doing RIGHT NOW? - helenofjoy - Jun 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
 
What are you listening to now? - SeriousLee - Jun 17, 2018 - 8:51am
 
Strange signs, marquees, billboards, etc. - Proclivities - Jun 17, 2018 - 7:30am
 
Cannot login with Android app - tortdog - Jun 17, 2018 - 6:06am
 
Google Home - jarro - Jun 17, 2018 - 1:38am
 
Celebrity Deaths - islander - Jun 16, 2018 - 1:40pm
 
The Dragons' Roost - triskele - Jun 16, 2018 - 1:39pm
 
Israel - R_P - Jun 16, 2018 - 1:34pm
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos; Please Limit to 510 ... - fractalv - Jun 16, 2018 - 11:40am
 
HomeKit HomePod AppleTV - Steely_D - Jun 16, 2018 - 10:28am
 
RP on Amazon Echo - Baktus - Jun 16, 2018 - 7:36am
 
Poll: Would you play RP at a house party? - ih8bills - Jun 16, 2018 - 6:55am
 
Free Mp3s - R_P - Jun 15, 2018 - 12:37pm
 
what the hell, miamizsun? - SeriousLee - Jun 15, 2018 - 11:37am
 
Tales from the RAFT - SeriousLee - Jun 15, 2018 - 11:34am
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - SeriousLee - Jun 15, 2018 - 11:17am
 
PSD isn't working ...AGAIN (*sigh) - LowPhreak - Jun 15, 2018 - 11:01am
 
What Are You Going To Do Today? - cc_rider - Jun 15, 2018 - 9:42am
 
Penny and Sparrow - wadeldro - Jun 15, 2018 - 8:50am
 
What Are You Grateful For? - Coaxial - Jun 15, 2018 - 6:13am
 
All Dogs Go To Heaven - Dog Pix - olivertwist - Jun 15, 2018 - 6:04am
 
I Feel Good - SeriousLee - Jun 15, 2018 - 2:31am
 
Classical Music - kcar - Jun 15, 2018 - 12:39am
 
Flower Pictures - Antigone - Jun 14, 2018 - 5:26pm
 
Questions. - pigtail - Jun 14, 2018 - 2:39pm
 
Did you hear this story? - kurtster - Jun 14, 2018 - 10:26am
 
What Did You Do Today? - Coaxial - Jun 14, 2018 - 10:05am
 
Index » Regional/Local » Africa/Middle East » Israel Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 155, 156, 157  Next
Post to this Topic
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Israeli lawmaker: ‘Jewish race is the greatest human capital, the smartest’

There are certain racist expressions that you’re not supposed to use, even in Israel. One of them is referring to Jews as a “race”. Even if you’re speaking favorably about Jews. But a rightwing lawmaker did that the other day.

“The whole Jewish race is the greatest human capital, and the smartest and the most understanding,” Miki Zohar said Wednesday. The member of Knesset for Likud was debating the Benjamin Netanyahu corruption scandals together with Haaretz journalist Dan Margalit, on the 103 FM radio station (owned by the centrist Maariv daily).

Here Miki Zohar went into unabashed race-supremacist talk about Jews. He literally referred to it as the Jewish race (not nation or people). The Hebrew term he used is “GEZA”. It’s the literal parallel of ‘race’ in English, no doubt there.  

The thing is, that there was hardly any interruption to it, nor any rebuttal or expression of shock or anything. Not even from Dan Margalit who was representing a ‘leftist’ point of view. (...)

R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:57am

 black321 wrote:
i didnt read the bill, but i thought it was an attempt to get rid of the "Jewish" state....separate church and state thing. 
 
Being "Jewish" isn't just a religious thing. And there are plenty of secular or non-religious Jews.
 
“I’ve never been in a synagogue. I don’t believe in a higher power,” he told viewers. “But that doesn’t make me any less Jewish, I don’t think.”

black321
See For Yourself
black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Capricorn
Chinese Yr: Horse


Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:18am

 R_P wrote:

But, but, it's a democracy, not a theocracy, right? The proposed bill talks exactly about that. Democracy for all, not just the Jewish population (religious or not).

 
i didnt read the bill, but i thought it was an attempt to get rid of the "Jewish" state....separate church and state thing.  
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:11am

 black321 wrote:
No, not ok to be second class.  But that its a "Jewish" state, where all are subject to those religious laws, as it impacts society such as holidays..., as well as the secular laws.  All citizens should have equal rights.  But clearly that is not the case in Israel.  To my point, probably a better means of arguing for equality than trying to change the foundation of the Israel state. 
 
But, but, it's a democracy, not a theocracy, right? The proposed bill talks exactly about that. Democracy for all, not just the Jewish population (religious or not).
black321
See For Yourself
black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Capricorn
Chinese Yr: Horse


Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:08am

 R_P wrote:
 
 
So then if you're not Jewish (ethnically or religiously, i.e. Arabs, Muslims, Christians, etc.), it's ok to be a second class citizen? Cf. white supremacists who'd like their country to be for whites only. Anything else is undesirable and should be treated with disdain or worse.


 
No, not ok to be second class.  But that its a "Jewish" state, where all are subject to those religious laws, as it impacts society such as holidays..., as well as the secular laws.  All citizens should have equal rights.  But clearly that is not the case in Israel.  To my point, probably a better means of arguing for equality than trying to change the foundation of the Israel state.  
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:02am

 black321 wrote:
 ok, but wasnt the state of Israel built on the fact it is a "jewish" state?  and i'm not attempting to defend israel, just whether this proposed law was the best attempt to improve conditions for the local arabs.   
 
So then if you're not Jewish (ethnically or religiously, i.e. Arabs, Muslims, Christians, etc.), it's ok to be a second class citizen? Cf. white supremacists who'd like their country to be for whites only. Anything else is undesirable and should be treated with disdain or worse.

black321
See For Yourself
black321 Avatar

Location: A sunset in the desert
Gender: Male
Zodiac: Capricorn
Chinese Yr: Horse


Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 7:54am

 R_P wrote:
Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs
Legislation submitted by Arab members of parliament called for Israel to treat its Arab and Jewish citizens equally.

(...) Haneen Zoabi, a Balad member of the Knesset and one of the bill's sponsors, told Al Jazeera the proposed legislation aimed to make Israel more democratic - especially in its treatment of Arab citizens.

"The cancellation of our bill shows that democracy and equal rights do not go hand-in-hand with the way Israel defines itself as a Jewish state.

"It is clear that Israel considers democracy, or even demanding it, a threat to its existence," Zoabi added.

According to the bill, Israel is defined as "a state for all its citizens, whose regime is a democratic regime" and, therefore, must make itself a state for both national groups, Arabs and Jews, equally.

It also called for a separation of religion and state, while guaranteeing the freedom of worship for all. 

Jamal Zahalka, who co-sponsored the proposed legislation, told Al Jazeera he wanted to place Arab citizens of Israel on equal footing with their Jewish counterparts.

"If Israel wants to remain a democratic state, it must treat all of its citizens equally," he said.

Under the current Israeli political and legal system, Jewish citizens are accorded preferential treatment and privileges.

Zahalka acknowledged, however, even if the Knesset's presidency allowed the bill to come to the floor, the Jewish majority in parliament would have immediately defeated it. (...)



  ok, but wasnt the state of Israel built on the fact it is a "jewish" state?  and i'm not attempting to defend israel, just whether this proposed law was the best attempt to improve conditions for the local arabs.  


Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Jun 7, 2018 - 7:58pm

... is a terrorist state
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 7, 2018 - 7:56pm

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs
Legislation submitted by Arab members of parliament called for Israel to treat its Arab and Jewish citizens equally.

(...) Haneen Zoabi, a Balad member of the Knesset and one of the bill's sponsors, told Al Jazeera the proposed legislation aimed to make Israel more democratic - especially in its treatment of Arab citizens.

"The cancellation of our bill shows that democracy and equal rights do not go hand-in-hand with the way Israel defines itself as a Jewish state.

"It is clear that Israel considers democracy, or even demanding it, a threat to its existence," Zoabi added.

According to the bill, Israel is defined as "a state for all its citizens, whose regime is a democratic regime" and, therefore, must make itself a state for both national groups, Arabs and Jews, equally.

It also called for a separation of religion and state, while guaranteeing the freedom of worship for all. 

Jamal Zahalka, who co-sponsored the proposed legislation, told Al Jazeera he wanted to place Arab citizens of Israel on equal footing with their Jewish counterparts.

"If Israel wants to remain a democratic state, it must treat all of its citizens equally," he said.

Under the current Israeli political and legal system, Jewish citizens are accorded preferential treatment and privileges.

Zahalka acknowledged, however, even if the Knesset's presidency allowed the bill to come to the floor, the Jewish majority in parliament would have immediately defeated it. (...)


R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: May 17, 2018 - 7:32pm


ndg

ndg Avatar

Location: Madrid, Spain
Gender: Female
Zodiac: Capricorn
Chinese Yr: Buffalo


Posted: May 15, 2018 - 2:14pm



no comment 
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: May 14, 2018 - 8:33am

In photos: Israeli forces kill dozens of protesters as U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem
Israeli fire killed at least 37 Palestinians during mass protests at the Gaza border. In a show of anger fuelled by the embassy move, protesters in Gaza and the West Bank set tires on fire, hurled firebombs and stones at Israeli troops.

Ivanka Trump Opens U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem During Israeli Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
A smiling Ivanka Trump welcomed Israeli dignitaries to the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, while Israel's armed forces killed dozens of Palestinian protesters.
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: May 14, 2018 - 8:08am


R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: May 2, 2018 - 11:45am

Netanyahu's 'Iran Lied' Speech Becomes an Instant Twitter Meme


R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Apr 30, 2018 - 1:53pm

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
Hot on the heels of the visit by the Rapture-lovin', Muslim-hatin' Pompeo, Bibi tries again with a Fox and Friends broadcast...

Trump: Netanyahu's Speech on Iran Deal Proves That I Was 100% Right on Iran Deal
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Apr 30, 2018 - 12:54pm

...and Israel has been lying about its nuclear weapons program since at least the mid 1960's...
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Mar 16, 2017 - 5:56pm

Israel imposes 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians: U.N. report
'Apartheid' Israel: Head of UN body resigns over pressure to withdraw critical report
Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar



Posted: Dec 30, 2016 - 6:40pm

This map should change the way you think about foreign aid
R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Andrew Cuomo and Other Democrats Launch Severe Attack on Free Speech to Protect Israel

One of the greatest free speech threats in the West is the growing, multi-nation campaign literally to outlaw advocacy of boycotting Israel. People get arrested in Paris — the site of the 2015 “free speech” (for Muslim critics) rally — for wearing pro-boycott T-shirts. Pro-boycott students on U.S. campuses — where the 1980s boycott of apartheid South Africa flourished — are routinely sanctioned for violating anti-discrimination policies. Canadian officials have threatened to criminally prosecute boycott advocates. British government bodies have legally barred certain types of boycott advocacy. Israel itself has outright criminalized advocacy of such boycotts. Notably, all of this has been undertaken with barely a peep from those who styled themselves free speech crusaders when it came time to defend anti-Muslim cartoons.

But now, New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (above, in the 2016 Celebrate Israel Parade) has significantly escalated this free speech attack on U.S. soil, aimed at U.S. citizens. The prince of the New York political dynasty yesterday issued an executive order directing all agencies under his control to terminate any and all business with companies or organizations that support a boycott of Israel. It ensures that citizens who hold and express a particular view are punished through the denial of benefits that other citizens enjoy: a classic free speech violation (imagine if Cuomo issued an order stating that “anyone who expresses conservative viewpoints shall have all state benefits immediately terminated”).

Even more disturbing, Cuomo’s executive order requires that one of his commissioners compile “a list of institutions and companies” that — “either directly or through a parent or subsidiary” — support a boycott. That government list is then posted publicly, and the burden falls on them to prove to the state that they do not, in fact, support such a boycott. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, told The Intercept: “Whenever the government creates a blacklist based on political views it raises serious First Amendment concerns and this is no exception.” Reason’s Robby Soave denounced it today as “brazenly autocratic.”

To read the relevant provisions of Cuomo’s order is to confront the mentality of petty censoring tyranny, flavored with McCarthyite public shaming, in its purest form. See for yourself: (...)

R_P
Oînk, oînk, OÎNK!
R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 4, 2016 - 9:59am

Israeli TV Shows Channel John Oliver With News Satire
These three Israeli shows turn reality into a joke.
(...) I’ve been trying to be in front of a functioning TV set on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at about 21.30, to see – at the same time as other Israelis I’m prone to meet and chat with – the three programs on Israeli TV that make fun of the news: “It’s a Wonderful Country” (Channel 2, Thursday), “The Jews are Coming” (Channel 1, Friday) and “Back of the Nation” (Channel 10, Saturday). (...)

Israel did not invent or start the trend. For some years now the most interesting way to follow what is happening in the world is not by getting the facts right and in their proper perspective, but by having them thrown in the air, juggled about and juxtaposed with others that are seemingly irrelevant, and acquiring a perspective that is different, intriguing and – most importantly – weird-as-can-be and funny, (at least to some). That is the field that Jon Stewart and John Oliver have been mining on American TV screens. (...)

Of the three satirical Israeli programs, “It’s a Wonderful Country” is the veteran. It is based in a TV studio, with an anchor who looks and behaves very correctly (Eyal Kitzis). He reigns over a bunch of very talented actors and impersonators, who visit (or barge into) the studio as various politicians, exposing for viewers those sides of reality that we are usually loathe to contemplate.

The uneasy – but fascinating – relations between the satirical mirror and the politicians reflected in it is a theme worthy of a PhD dissertation. (...)

“The Jews are Coming” on Channel 1, produced by Yoram Gross, is based, to a large extent, on the same principle. It presents biblical scenes with wild twists: for instance, last week we had Moni Moshonov (one of the best and most inventive actors and comedians, a veteran of God only knows how many comic TV shows) as Naomi, returning from Moab to the Land of Israel with her widowed daughter-in-law, Ruth, and the Immigration Police arresting Ruth at the point of entry as an illegal alien. In a series of figures from Jewish history answering a question about their dreams, “The Jews are Coming” had Dr. Freud (played brilliantly by Yaniv Biton) confiding to the viewers: “My dream is to murder my father and sleep with my mother. But it’s a very common dream, isn’t it?”

“The Jews are Coming” is not a topical satire. Rather, it has a lot of fun ridiculing the most sacred cows of Jewish culture; not slaughtering them, but rather milking them for laughs, no holds barred. About three years ago, when Channel 1 was still run by the Israel Broadcasting Authority, with its label of public service, its directors postponed the first season for almost a year, for fear of offending viewers. (...)

“Back of the Nation” got its weird title when it moved four seasons ago from Channel 2, where it was called “State of the Nation” to Channel 10. Its host and main show-runner is Lior Schleien, who delivers a closing monologue each week, very much in the style of Stewart or Oliver. A team of comedians – Orna Banai, who used to be one of the stars of “It’s a Wonderful Country,” Einav Galili, or Ido Rosenblum – deliver punchlines based on questions or ideas presented by Schleien (for instance, coming up with ideas for Bibi on how one can live and thrive without a credit card). No theme or subject is off limits (sex, the Holocaust, you name it), and the panel works very hard to rub it in, even in barbs passed between themselves. The fact that Schleien shares his life (but not a flat) with the feminist MP Merav Michaeli (of Zionist Union) and Rosenblum is married to Channel 2 news anchor Yonit Levi adds to the general mirth, since the private lives of the panelists are very much up for grabs when one strives for a joke. (...)


Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 155, 156, 157  Next