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Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:24 pm

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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RE: Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:32 pm

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

Wow, talk about out of touch.
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RE: Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:32 pm



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.
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RE: Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:39 pm

And these people are different from the Taliban how?
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Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:43 am



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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RE: Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:38 am



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.
 
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Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:41 am



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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RE: Israeli Papers Remove Female Ministers

Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:52 am



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!

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Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:21 am

.... 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.
 
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:35 pm

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



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Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:54 pm

Well, the haredim are a conservative group of people, just like the Mennonites in the USA.
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:07 pm



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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Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:14 pm



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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Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:31 pm



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.
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Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:37 pm



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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Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:44 pm



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.'
 
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:20 pm



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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