1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Discuss politics - join our community by registering for free here! HOP - the political discussion forum

Israel: Women Photoshopped From Cabinet Picture To Cater To The Ultra-Orthodox

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Popeye, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    This is today's Israel under Benjamin Netanyahu..

    Religious fundamentalism has become a problem with our supposedly "good friend" too.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/03/israel-women-photoshopped_n_182822.html
     
  2. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,790
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    The people's republic of Eugene
    The ultra orthodox is about 20 percent of Israel. They are …. Different to say the least.

    The Chabad-Lubavitch movement makes up most of the ultra orthodox in Israel or well really anyplace. They throw rocks at other Jews on Shabbat if they see they are not observing Shabbat. They do not let their children play with non kosher animal toys in the Noah’s ark toy set. They refuse to use the same plate for cheese that once had lamb on it. It’s different but interesting.

    They are a very non tolerant group to any other religion (mostly Christianity) or even other Jews who are just orthodox or conservative or reform or atheistic. They would make such a big stink that I am sure it was easier to remove the women from the picture than to deal with their protest.

    A few years ago a Jewish man, Ilan Ramon was picked to go on the space shuttle. He was a secular Jew but out of respect for the ultra orthodox he asked for kosher food. Not many Jews want to be ultra orthodox but the ones who are not rabid atheist's respect them and what they stand for.
     
  3. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    Netanyahu caters to these people..without the ultra right wing parties, he wouldn't have been in a position to broker a deal making him the PM.

    Anyway, it sounds to me like they stand for misogyny. What's their problem with women? And isn't this similar, though admittedly not quite as extreme, as the way Islam looks upon women?

    In fact, come to think of it, the Christian fundies don't exactly respect women's rights either...a woman should submit to her husband and all that BS.

    Religion is a drag when it's taken to extremes.
     
Loading...

Share This Page