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    Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent - Middle East - World - The Independent

    Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.

    The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.
    Damn, just damn. I'm normally pretty outspoken in defense of the Israeli regime... but there's just no excuse for this.
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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent - Middle East - World - The Independent



    Damn, just damn. I'm normally pretty outspoken in defense of the Israeli regime... but there's just no excuse for this.
    WOW. Since these fine Israeli folks are our allies this clearly racist treatment will be forgiven. I will bet no US MSM picks this little tidbit up for publication.
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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Smooth Israel. Real smooth.
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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent - Middle East - World - The Independent



    Damn, just damn. I'm normally pretty outspoken in defense of the Israeli regime... but there's just no excuse for this.
    This is damned wrong.

    This appears to be the problem from Israel's POV.
    Nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have moved to Israel under the Law of Return since the 1980s, but their Jewishness has been questioned by some rabbis. Last year, the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the health portfolio, warned that illegal immigrants from Africa “threaten our existence as a Jewish and democratic state”.
    If that's the case then they should have another look at the Law of Return, but the response is certainly not to sterilize women.

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Seems to me that there may be some hyperbole to paint a different picture than what it actually is.


    Haaretz published an extract from a letter sent by the Ministry of Health to units administering the drug. Doctors were told “not to renew prescriptions for Depo Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment”.

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is damned wrong.

    This appears to be the problem from Israel's POV.


    If that's the case then they should have another look at the Law of Return, but the response is certainly not to sterilize women.
    "sterilize"?
    More hyperbole?

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    With a devastating 30 incidents out of 100,000 immigrants, I'm sure this will be good reason to drop Israel as an ally and take up with Saudi Arabia instead. Mo' money, mo' money.

    Can't they just abort them like we do?

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Can't have a bunch of darkies running around Jerusalem calling themselves Jews.

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Can't have a bunch of darkies running around Jerusalem calling themselves Jews.
    Holy ****!
    Will folks pay attention to that which came before?

    Haaretz published an extract from a letter sent by the Ministry of Health to units administering the drug. Doctors were told “not to renew prescriptions for Depo Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment”.

    AND


    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    With a devastating 30 incidents out of 100,000 immigrants, ...

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    re: Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent [W:283,569]

    Before assuming that Israel was giving birth control en masse to Ethiopian Jews without their consent I would like to see the official report, not media ramblings.
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