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Post by Dolly » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:06 pm

Israeli Ethiopian birth control ignites debate - Associated Press – Mon, Feb 18, 2013Accusations that Israel deliberately tried to curb birth rates among Ethiopian immigrants have reopened a debate over discrimination against the group — highlighting the state's uneasy relationship with a community that has yet to fully settle into the Israeli mainstream.Women's activists and a series of media reports contend that Ethiopian women who immigrated to Israel over the past two decades were coerced into taking a controversial birth control drug without being properly informed of its side effects or being offered alternative contraceptives.While the allegations have been strongly denied by the government, it remains unclear why so many Ethiopian women were receiving Depo-Provera, a long-acting birth control injection that is rarely prescribed to other Israelis.Israel's Health Ministry has denied any wrongdoing and ruled out an investigation. Nonetheless, last month it ordered the country's HMOs to stop prescribing the drug to Ethiopians unless they are fully aware of the potential side effects, which can include decreased bone mineral density and difficulty getting pregnant for up to two years after the injections stop. [/break1]yahoo.com/israeli-ethiopian-birth-control-ignites-debate-225148686.html]http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-ethiopian ... 48686.html


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Post by John Thomas8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:26 pm

A slow genocide of one set, unlike the fast one they're working on for the Palestinians.Kinda sick in a bizarre, disgusting sort of way.



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Post by Dolly » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm

more background in the article... The controversy has shined a fresh light on the Ethiopian community and its place in modern Israel. Believed to be descendants of the lost Israelite tribe of Dan, Ethiopian Jews spent millennia isolated from the rest of the Jewish world. Israel began rescuing groups of Ethiopian Jews from war and famine in clandestine operations in the 1980s, and larger numbers followed in the 1990s.Today, some 120,000 people of Ethiopian descent live in Israel. Yet two decades after first arriving, Israel's Ethiopian population continues to struggle. Many work in low-paying menial jobs as security guards and cleaners, and roughly 41 percent of Ethiopian families live in poverty.


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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:15 pm

There's a word for eliminating an ethnic group by stopping them from reproducing. It's genocide. It is considered a crime against humanity.



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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:01 pm

What disturbs me most about this story is that Depo-Provera was apparently used for some women for periods far longer than the recommended two year maximum. The effects on bone density can be serious.I am less convinced that this is evidence of genocidal intent by the Israeli government, NGO's, or individuals. That would be inconsistent with the tremendous effort that Israel made to evacuate many of the Jews in the Gondar province of Ethiopia, first in Operation Moses (perhaps 8,000 evacuated) and then in [link]Operation Solomon,http://www.solomonsmosaic.org/films.php[/link]. The latter sought to evacuate as many as possible before the rebels took over Addis Ababa. It evacuated some 14,000 people May 24-25, 1991, over 36 hours using a fleet composed of both Israeli Air Force C-130's and El Al 747's, 757's, and 767's. A single 747 evacuated 1,087 Ethiopians, a number that increased when three babies were born in flight. El Al received special permission to operate on the Sabbath.This is not consistent with a plan already in operation in Ethiopia to commit genocide on the people of Beta Israel.


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Post by John Thomas8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:11 pm

There was a far different government in Israel in 1991.The bunch in control now make teatards seem sane.



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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:18 pm

I share your opinion of the Netanyahu government. I believe that it represents an existential threat to Israel. However, the story about widespread use of Depo-Provera goes back to the earliest days of the evacuations and concerns what was done in Ethiopia in camps established by the American rescue NGO.


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Post by pitbullsigh » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:22 pm

:( I want to read the article but i am going to save it for another time. Its too late in the evening for me to get myself upset.



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Post by TollandRCR » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:27 pm

Netanyahu has told President Shimon Peres that he can form a government. Among the commitments made to bring new parties into the government is one that is certain to cause strife if enacted:





Jerusalem Post March 16, 2013 [link]Netanyahu presents new government to Peres,http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPoliti ... ?id=306642[/link]


The coalition agreements include commitments to enact reforms for which the parties campaigned in the recent election, foremost of which is a law to bring equality in the burden of national service. The bill will be written by a committee of MKs led by a member of Bayit Yehudi, brought to the cabinet for a vote within 45 of the government’s formation and passed by the Knesset before the 2013 budget.A proposed reform could have major effects: "...raising the electoral threshold to enter the Knesset to 4 percent, from the current 2 percent."


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Post by Dolly » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:06 pm

IAF strikes 7 Gaza terror sites in response to rocket fire on IsraelAir force carries out retaliatory strike in Strip after terrorists in Gaza fire volley of rockets toward Israel.The Israel Air Force struck seven terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to a volley of rockets fired at southern Israel earlier in the evening.The IDF targeted five underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip, one terror activity site in central Gaza and a weapons manufacturing site in south Gaza, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office..............Palestinian terrorists fired several rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Tuesday evening.........No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.One rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip fell short of traversing the border with Israel and injured four Palestinians in the coastal enclave, AFP reported witnesses and medics as saying.According to the report, a child was among the wounded.The attack was the latest in a string of rocket launches from Gaza over the past week. [/break1]jpost.com/Defense/IAF-strikes-Gaza-terror-sites-in-response-to-rocket-fire-on-Israel-360467]http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IAF-strike ... ael-360467


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Post by Dolly » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:38 pm

Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near HebronIsraeli PM Calls Killers of Three Israeli Teens 'Human Animals'The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north-west of the city of Hebron, Israeli officials confirmed today.The discovery of the bodies drew a strong rebuke from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."With heavy grief, this evening we found three bodies. All signs indicate that they are the bodies of our three abducted youths –- Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel," Netanyahu said before the start of an emergency cabinet meeting...................Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to -- or part of -- Hamas but operating without orders from the organization's leadership.One of the teens, 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, had dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and his family is from Brooklyn, N.Y. [/break1]go.com/International/bodies-missing-israeli-teens-found-hebron-source/story?id=24367041]http://abcnews.go.com/International/bod ... d=24367041


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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:38 am

[link]WaPo,http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/isr ... story.html[/link]





Israel pounds dozens of targets in Gaza





JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft pounded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after vowing to extract a heavy price from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which it accuses of killing three kidnapped Israeli teenagers on the West Bank.





The Israeli air force carried out a “precision strike” against 34 targets in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the army said. The airstrikes came after more than 20 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza since late Sunday, it said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.





The airstrikes came after the discovery late Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared while making their way home from their religious school in the tense West Bank on June 12. Speaking at the start of a meeting of his security cabinet following the grisly discovery, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” He said the three “were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by wild beasts.”





Israel’s security cabinet is set to meet again Tuesday evening to decide what Israel’s response will be now to the kidnapping and killing of the teens, whose bodies were discovered 18 days after they first disappeared. The three teens will be buried together in a mass funeral Tuesday afternoon. Members of the government are expected to attend. ...





Both Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah party say they are not responsible for the teens’ fate, although the Fatah leader was quick to condemn the kidnapping. In Washington, President Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians to “refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation.”


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:19 am

Israel releases emergency call made by one of 3 teens later found deadJERUSALEM -- Israeli media on Tuesday published a recording of an emergency call made to police by one of the three teenagers who was later found dead in the West Bank shortly after the abduction."They kidnapped me," a voice, believed to be Gilad Shaar, can be heard saying. Another male voice is then heard, shouting, "head down." Police confirmed the recording is authentic. Hotline workers initially dismissed the call as a hoax, delaying the rescue efforts for several hours, and several workers have been disciplined for the mishap.[/break1]cbsnews.com/news/israel-releases-emergency-call-made-by-one-of-3-teens-later-found-dead/]http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-rele ... ound-dead/



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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:21 am

The kidnapping and murder of these three teenagers is an atrocity. MAYBE retaliation will help to prevent another. However, I now announce myself as officially fed up with Israel's policy of grossly disproportionate retaliation. I suspect that nothing will change until the far-right-wing government now in place in Israel is a memory.Israeli aircraft pounded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after vowing to extract a heavy price from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which it accuses of killing three kidnapped Israeli teenagers on the West Bank.


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Post by Addie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:51 am

[link]Haaretz,http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-d ... m-1.603353[/link]





Murder of Palestinian teen: What the public knows so far





The police investigation into the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir began last Wednesday, a few minutes before 4 A.M., when the teen’s father, Hussein, called police and reported that his son had been forced into a car on the main street of Shoafat, in northern Jerusalem. ...





Two security cameras recorded the snatching. One was at the entrance to a store above the place where Abu Khdeir was sitting and the second was across the street. It’s hard to see the kidnappers’ faces on the videos, but the Palestinians were convinced that they were Jews. Both look young and athletic; one is wearing jeans and a black t-shirt and the other, shorts and a light-colored shirt. These videos, along with street cameras further along their route, were the first clues that the detectives of the Jerusalem Police’s central unit had as they set out to solve the crime.





Early Wednesday evening investigators took DNA samples from Hussein and his wife, Suha, and by 11 P.M. were able to confirm that the body was that of their son’s. An autopsy was performed the following day at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine. Observing the autopsy was Dr. Sabir al-Aloul, head of the Palestinian forensic institute. On Friday morning, the Palestinian attorney general released the results of the autopsy, saying that Abu Khdeir had been hit on the head and then burned to death. Signs of soot in his lungs and respiratory tract proved that he was alive when his kidnappers set him alight. ..





The police are investigating whether the motive for the murder could have been criminal, but no clue pointing in that direction has been unearthed thus far. The Abu Khdeir family, a well-known and respected Jerusalem family, is not known to be in dispute with anyone and there is no evidence regarding the teen’s sexual orientation.





Lacking any evidence of a criminal motive, investigators were gradually convinced that this was a murder committed for nationalist reasons. Hours before the murder, hundreds of agitated right-wing activists rampaged through central Jerusalem seeking and sometimes finding Arab victims whom they beat severely. The six suspects were undoubted influenced by this atmosphere and decided to take action.Adding:





[link]LA Times,http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-jewi ... story.html[/link]





Suspects arrested in killing of Palestinian teenager, official says





Police have arrested several Jewish suspects in connection with the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, according to an Israeli official who spoke to the Associated Press Sunday on condition of anonymity.





According to Associated Press and local media reports, as many as six suspects said to be Jewish extremists were interrogated for killing the Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem, in what is believed to have been a nationalistically motivated crime.





A gag order imposed on the case last week remained in place Sunday afternoon, barring Israeli media from reporting the details.





The suspects have not been identified and no official comment from the police is available at this point. ...





Separately, 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, a cousin of the victim, was released from police custody Sunday amid widespread condemnation of his brutal beating allegedly at the hands of undercover police during protests in Shuafat on Thursday. The State Department sharply condemned treatment of the young U.S. citizen, and Israeli Justice Ministry authorities opened an investigation after a video claiming to capture the incident emerged.


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Post by Addie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:23 pm

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Few Good Options in Gaza





At the time of writing, a destabilizing conflagration in the Gaza Strip appears to have been narrowly diverted. Unless Israel is readying a surprise attack (as it has done in the past), Hamas is set to accept Jerusalem's offer to cease rocket fire within 48 hours. As P.M. Netanyahu stated yesterday in an all-too-familiar fashion: "Calm will be met with calm, fire will be met with fire."





The scales have tipped dramatically in Hamas's favor this week, and there may be very little that its rivals in Israel or the Palestinian Authority can do about it. Just four days ago, international sympathy for Israel was at its highest level in years after the bodies of three kidnapped teens were uncovered in a Hebron-area field. These gruesome murders, likely carried out by a rogue Hamas cell, drew fierce condemnation from nearly every western leader. In the media, the human aspect of an Israeli society struggling to survive in a tough neighborhood has never received so much attention.





Had it not been for an equally-gruesome (yet unsolved) murder of a Jerusalem-area Palestinian boy hours after the three Israeli teens were buried, Israel would have been free to respond to Hamas in a time, place, and manner of its choosing. At the time, the majority of the Israeli cabinet was against launching a broad operation in Hamas-controlled Gaza. Instead, they were keen on settling for a campaign to clean up Hamas's remaining infrastructure in the West Bank, and then sitting back and watching as the Palestinian unity agreement disintegrated over Fatah's continued cooperation with Israel. The night after the bodies of the three teens were recovered witnessed a notable reduction in rocket fire, in line with statements of a fearful Hamas leadership claiming that they did not seek an escalation.





Hamas has since become emboldened, exploiting the outrage over the Jerusalem murder to present itself as the only entity sticking up for the Palestinians against the occupation, while a suddenly-silent Fatah reels from criticism from its internationally-lauded security cooperation with Israel. Rocket fire has increased to levels not seen since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, albeit to limited ranges as to not hand international legitimacy back over to Israel. With East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and parts of Israel's Arab sector on the cusp of a third intifada, Israel's room to maneuver against Hamas is shrinking rapidly.


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....Adding:[link]LA Times,http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-jewi ... story.html[/link]. ...Separately, 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, a cousin of the victim, was released from police custody Sunday amid widespread condemnation of his brutal beating allegedly at the hands of undercover police during protests in Shuafat on Thursday. The State Department sharply condemned treatment of the young U.S. citizen, and Israeli Justice Ministry authorities opened an investigation after a video claiming to capture the incident emerged.[BBvideo 425,350:mlde4k4b][/BBvideo]



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Post by Addie » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:56 am

[link]LA Times,http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-isra ... story.html[/link]





Netanyahu condemns 'abhorrent' killing of Palestinian teen





Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to face challenges on multiple fronts Monday as rocket fire from Gaza continued and tension between Jews and Arabs remained high the day after the arrest of six Jewish extremists suspected of killing a Palestinian teenager.





Netanyahu called Hussein Abu Khdeir on Monday to express condolences for the loss of his 16-year-old son, Mohammed, who was abducted, beaten and burned to death last Wednesday in an apparent act of vengeance for the recent slaying of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. ...





Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip continued firing at communities in southern Israel Monday, with at least 16 rockets and mortars striking since midnight local time, according to an army statement. ...





Responding to the rocket fire overnight, Israeli aircraft staged a strike on Gaza, targeting nine “terror sites and concealed rocket launchers,” according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.


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Post by Dolly » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:17 pm

Israeli suspects confess to murdering Palestinian teenAn Israeli official says three suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager have confessed to the crime.The official says the suspects on Monday were re-enacting the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir for authorities. The 16-year-old Palestinian was abducted near his home last week, and his charred remains were found in a Jerusalem forest. Preliminary autopsy results found he was still alive when he was set on fire.Israel on Sunday announced the arrests of six Jewish males in Abu Khdeir's death. Their identities have not been released, and the official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing...........In East Jerusalem, Mohammed Abu Khdeir's cousin, 15-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abu Khdeir, was welcomed back home after he received a brutal beating and four days in detention. The assault, he says, happened when he was caught up in the middle of last week's riots. [/break1]cbsnews.com/news/israeli-suspects-confess-to-murdering-palestinian-teen/]http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israeli-sus ... nian-teen/video at link


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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:12 am

[link]USA Today,http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl ... topstories[/link]





Israel mulls Gaza ground invasion





ASHKELON, Israel — Israel's military launched fresh airstrikes against targets in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Tuesday in a bid to halt a barrage of rocket fire that has pummeled southern Israel in recent weeks. But it is not yet clear whether a full ground invasion of the Palestinian coastal enclave by troops will take place.





Israel is seeking to "retrieve stability to the residents of southern Israel, eliminate Hamas' capabilities and destroy terror infrastructure operating against the State of Israel and its civilians," its military said in a statement.





It said that nearly 300 rockets and mortars have been fired at Israel in recent weeks, including close to 100 on Monday. ...





Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the army will gradually increase its attacks on Hamas in Gaza, and is recruiting additional reservists for a potential ground invasion of Gaza. There were no reported casualties in the airstrikes and the latest Hamas rockets that have reached Israel have not led to any reported deaths.


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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:50 am

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Israel launches major operation against Hamas in Gaza Strip





GAZA CITY — The Israeli army, air force and navy launched a major operation Tuesday against the Islamist militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, striking dozens of sites in the coastal enclave and mobilizing infantry troops along the border for a possible ground incursion designed to stop rocket attacks on Israel.





Israel announced the beginning of “Operation Protective Edge” to strike Hamas and protect southern Israeli citizens from intensified rocket fire from Gaza.





Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the military to expand its operation in Gaza, including possibly sending in ground troops, Israeli media reported Tuesday morning.





Netanyahu was quoted as instructing the army to “take their gloves off” against Hamas and increase attacks on Gaza. ...





Israel said that since midnight Monday, about 130 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. In response, it said, Israeli forces hit “approximately 150 terror targets” in the territory.


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Post by ducktape » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:59 am

Netanyahu was quoted as instructing the army to “take their gloves off” against Hamas and increase attacks on Gaza. ...Because, of course, Israel has always treated the residents of Gaza with its gloves on in the past ...



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Post by Addie » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:43 am

[link]Associated Press,http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/israel-att ... -1.2703698[/link]





Israel attacks kill 100 as rockets launched from Gaza, Lebanon





The Palestinian death toll from Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighbouring Lebanon. ...





In northern Israel, rocket fire struck near the Lebanese border and the military responded with artillery fire toward the source in southern Lebanon, military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.





The Lebanese military said militants there fired three rockets toward Israel around 6 a.m. local time and the Israelis retaliated by firing about 25 artillery shells on the area. ...





Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of the Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has battled Israel numerous times. However, recent fire from Lebanon has been blamed on radical Palestinian factions in the area and Hezbollah has not been involved in the ongoing offensive.





A pair of Lebanon-based al-Qaeda-linked groups, the Battalions of Ziad Jarrah and the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, has claimed responsibility in the past for similar rocket attacks on Israel.


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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:41 am

Israel's military strategy and foreign policy are certainly going to protect the lives of Israelis and prevent further war in the Middle East. :sarcasm:


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Post by Addie » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:51 am

I'm not always happy with Israel, but it would help if the rockets stopped flying into it, too.


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