Prof. Nadim Rouhana, ex-Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University. A Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nedera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Law, Hebrew University. Webpage: http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/crim.asp?staff_id=85&cat=802
The New Israel Fund (NIF) has defended a conference sponsored by three Palestinian groups it funds, which allegedly “demonised” Israel.
The poster publicising the conference, held in Haifa on Monday, shows the hand of an IDF soldier grasping the breast of a woman wearing a traditional Palestinian dress.
The poster reads: “Her husband needs a permit to touch her. The occupation penetrates her life everyday.”
The groups behind the event received NIF funding last year. Mada Al-Carmel was given $100,000 (£59,000), the Arab Forum for Sexuality was given $23,000 (£14,000) and Women Against Violence was given $217,000 (£129,000).
The conference, My Land, Space, Body and Sexuality: Palestinians in the Shadow of the Wall, was part of a campaign in 11 countries highlighting the attack on sexual rights in Muslim societies.
Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, said: “NIF presents itself as a Zionist organisation and claims to have red lines regarding funding. Yet NIF officials sometimes ignore these boundaries, and grant funds to groups that blatantly are involved in the demonisation of Israel as a democratic Jewish state.”
NIF chairman Nicholas Saphir defended the conference, saying there is a “real humanitarian problem” in Israel, where it is illegal to grant citizenship to Palestinians married to Israeli citizens.
“NIF supports free expression of the various views of our broad spectrum of grantees — whether we agree with all their positions or not,” he said. “As long as the work is within the framework of Israel’s charity law and other Israeli laws, NIF will continue to support them in the interests of sustaining its vibrant democracy.”
Conference organisers insisted that they were not claiming that IDF soldiers rape or sexually violate Palestinians.
Dr Himmat Zuabi, a researcher at the Mada Al-Carmel centre, which carries out studies on the Israeli Arab society, said: “We didn’t talk about actual rape and sexual harassment, we tried to show how the political issue, which is what everybody talks about, has a daily effect on the lives of Palestinian women. The poster was just an artistic device to convey a message.”
The Pals. are now using perverse sexual connotations for an "under-the-belt" campaign against "penetration".
Sounds weird and filthy?
Here's the poster:
You can go here
to learn about
the “One Day One Struggle” campaign organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR), held on November 9, we are seeking to break the “walls” of silence on daily violations of our sexual and bodily rights in the Palestinian society. We are principally highlighting the Israeli structural and legal violations of sexual, bodily, psychological, social and economic rights of Palestinians that intersect with the patriarchal social context, which restrain individual freedoms, perpetuates women’s inferior status and imposes silence on physical, psychological and sexual violations committed against women.
Now, besides getting an XXX rating for original creativity of a lasciviousness concept, conceived in sin, the point (you'll excuse that pun) is that this is simple propaganda. The punishment and the instruction involved with touching Muslim women are very strictly dealt with.
Of course you have warped university professor in Israel who just fit in with this paradigm of pervesity and I am referring to this
It began as just another exercise in political academic wackiness at the Hebrew University. A graduate student claimed that the absence of any history of rapes of Arab women by Israeli Jewish soldiers proves that the Jews are racists and oppressors, people who do not even regard Arab women as sexually desirable. Such silliness is commonplace these days in academia, and ordinarily no one would have taken much notice. But the student at the Mount Scopus campus and her “research” were then awarded a university honor for her impressive “discoveries.” That drew media attention.
So, the attempt to gain sympathy based on sex is odd. It is also a gamble.
After all, with all the honorcide murders, family abuse and beatings, etc. going on the Muslim society, to pick a topic like this is allowing Israel an easy information battle victory.
You can contact Media Coordinators at
Mada Al-Carmel – Mr. Nawaf Athamneh – 052-665-3226 or 04-855-2035 email@example.com
Muntada – Sexuality Forum – Ms. Safa Tamish – 054-330-2209 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need more filth.
Or go http://www.adalah.org/eng/famunif.php#latest