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Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12746 posts, RR: 34
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Two conservative/orthodox Israeli newspapers have blotted out pictures of women ministers in PM Netanyahu's new cabinet.

See the attached BBC report:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7982146.stm

The article goes on to say that the motive for this censorship is that some ultra-conservative sects believe publishing photos of women is immodest.

More interesting, I thought, is the reference to kosher telephones. Please, can someone tell me: what is a kosher telephone?

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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7753 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Publishing pictures of those who run the country is 'immodest'??

Wow, talk about out of touch.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20847 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1948 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):

More interesting, I thought, is the reference to kosher telephones. Please, can someone tell me: what is a kosher telephone?

I guarantee you that at no point in Torah, Haftorah, or Talmud is a telephone mentioned.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4164 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

And these people are different from the Taliban how?


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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1920 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Please, can someone tell me: what is a kosher telephone?

At first I was going to suggest that it was one that you had to soak in salt and water overnight.....  Smile But I gather that they are just old-fashioned phones that can't do what modern ones can - so it's just another 'layer' of censorship really:-

"The “kosher” phone carries a stamp signifying its approval by rabbinical authorities, who will recommend haredi community members to take out contracts with MIRS Communication.

"The Motorola handsets have been modified to disable internet access, SMS text services and video and voice-mail applications.

"Growing concern that new-generation mobile phones could threaten the conservative, ultra-Orthodox values and way of life, particularly among the young, led to a rabbinical committee being formed to examine the issue."


http://www.esato.com/archive/t.php/t-86070,1.html



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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1866 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
And these people are different from the Taliban how?

I can guess that you'd now have elements of the Israeli and American intelligence services after you.  Wink You know that you aren't allowed to criticise Israel for anything.

They could nuke London tomorrow and it'd still be acceptable.


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:



Quoting Cpd (Reply 5):
They could nuke London tomorrow and it'd still be acceptable.

I think you're exaggerating, Cpd.  Smile

I'm sure that if that did happen, the Israeli Government would express 'grave concern' and also say 'we are investigating.'

Mind you, two weeks later they'd say that they'd completed their investigations and concluded that 'the allegations have no foundation'...............



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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1820 times:



Quoting NAV20 (Reply 6):
Mind you, two weeks later they'd say that they'd completed their investigations and concluded that 'the allegations have no foundation'...............

And the USA would block every condemnation in the UN Scurity Council with a veto.  Yeah sure


But back to the topic:

what would these papers have done when Tzipi Livni would have won the election? Would they replace every photo of her with a pic of Lieberman?  Wow!

Axel



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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

.... and then the censuring of Palestinians from Palestine would begin. Oh actually it did over half a century ago.

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 7):
what would these papers have done when Tzipi Livni would have won the election? Would they replace every photo of her with a pic of Lieberman? Wow!

Its not like anyone would've noticed.  Wink

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Please, can someone tell me: what is a kosher telephone?

I don't know, probably something similar to kosher washing detergent. From what I have heard, its a sales gimmick. The kosher logo is a trademark and the user company has to pay for its use and since it helps sales with people of Jewish faith, companies choose have to 'certify' their product kosher. Feel free to correct me.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

This is really nothing short of ridiculous. It's really hard to believe that in this day and age things like this happen... mind blowing.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
And these people are different from the Taliban how?

Well these guys never directly took dough from the Whitehouse.  Smile



YOWza


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Well, the haredim are a conservative group of people, just like the Mennonites in the USA.
There are groups with the community that don´t recognize Israel, but those are a minority.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9005 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1622 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
And these people are different from the Taliban how?

Creepy culture for sure, but at least it doesn't seem to include violence.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 13251 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1617 times:



Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 7):
what would these papers have done when Tzipi Livni would have won the election?

I don't know, were they around when Golda Meir was PM?



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1610 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 12):
Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 7):
what would these papers have done when Tzipi Livni would have won the election?

I don't know, were they around when Golda Meir was PM?

Of course, they been around longer than Israels existance.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 13251 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1553 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 13):
Of course, they been around longer than Israels existance.

So, did they show pictures of Golda Meir or not?



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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1547 times:



Quoting PPVRA (Reply 11):
Creepy culture for sure, but at least it doesn't seem to include violence.

Oh the irony!!!

I am some Taliban are saying, 'At least we didn't ethnically cleansed people off their land using our book.'


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1474 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
So, did they show pictures of Golda Meir or not?

I doubt it, they´re very stubborn bunch of people.


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