Monday, January 19, 2015
Just when you thought the Israeli government could not POSSIBLY get any stupider!
Forget the ISIS threat. Forget the Hezb'Allah. Forget the Hamas Nazis. Forget the worldwide wave of anti-Semitism. Forget the economic problems of the country.
The urgent matter that commands the attention of Israeli leaders this week is the "transgendered." A few months back, the Israeli Ministry of Health decided it would finance the "gender reassignment surgeries" of the "transgendered," meaning the surgical mutilation of mentally-ill people asking to make them look as if they are members of the opposite sex. You may recall that at the time I circulated a piece protesting the arbitrary discrimination in that decision, because it would not allow for public funding of species reassignment surgeries for people who believe they are dolphins trapped inside a human body. So cancer patients can just wait in line while the public funds are being spent to mutilate the genitalia of perverts.
Anyway, now the Israeli Attorney General, after "consultations" with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, and others, has issued a fatwa ordering the population registry offices run by the Ministry of the Interior to record as "female" any male transvestite asking to be recorded as such - including in cases where the male has NOT undergone genital mutilation "sex-change" surgery, and similarly for females wishing to be recorded as males without having bothered to do "sex change" surgery. The Attorney General insists there exist "professional criteria for assessment" to rule when a person has become a member of the other sex, even when no surgery has been performed. I suspect that these "professional criteria" involve a lobotomy of the Attorney General.
A "panel of experts" already exists within the Ministry of Health to approve sex-change surgeries. And no, the surgeons involved are NOT prosecuted for assault and mutilation. The same panel will now be allowed to rule when such people have ALREADY changed their sex without having undergone surgery. That means, for example, that male prisoners can do their time in the female prisons, and the military will have to pretend that such "transgendered" people are actually members of the other sex.
Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, is orgasmically happy about all this. The same radical Left that insists that circumcision is an abomination and violation of the human rights of infants just loves the idea of "gender reassignment surgery."
Its report can be read here: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.637786 . You will love this part of the report about two men demanding to be registered in the population registry as women while retaining their doo dads intact:
'The two argued in the petition that they were not interested in sex reassignment surgery, and that making this a prerequisite is unreasonable. "The Interior Ministry position that there must be a correlation between the penis of the petitioners and their gender identity rests on an unfounded and outdated misconception," said the petition, filed by legal clinic attorney Hisham Shabita.'
The population registry people were perfectly willing to register the two dudes as women as soon as they had mutilation surgery, but the dudes wanted to be registered as women while - er - keeping the equipment that allow them to extinguish camp fires like in the boy scouts. One of the dudes is a lawyer and he/she/it managed to change his registration to female in some places like the health insurance fund, but the income tax people and the banks refused to make the change. The army refused to allow him to live in a women's barracks when he was in service.
I reprint here my earlier letter to the Minister of Health about this matter:
An Open Letter to the Israeli Minister of Health about Species Reassignment Surgery
To Yael German, Minister of Health
From: Steven Plaut
Re: Your proposal for new coverage of health insurance in Israel for "Sex Change" Surgery
Dear Minister German:
I read with great interest you new proposal to require Israeli "Sick Funds" or Health Maintenance Organizations to finance "Sex Change" surgeries for Israelis to be performed outside of Israel. The full story behind your proposal was reported in Haaretz this week -http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.582452 . According to your proposal, the health funds would cover the costs of any Israeli seeking to mutilate himself or herself, or what you prefer to call "genital reassignment surgery."
Now it is true that an Israeli approaching a surgeon and requesting that the surgeon slice off his or her pinky finger for no valid medical reason would be confined to a mental institution, and any surgeon performing such a request would be arrested for assault and mutilation. But you have the sensitivity and insight to appreciate that slicing off a pinky finger is a far worse form of bodily restructuring than slicing off sexual organs.
In any case, I am appealing to you to make your proposal more encompassing and less discriminatory. Why should Israeli health institutions ONLY cover genital reassignment surgery? Why are you refusing to order the health funds to finance species reassignment surgery as well? After all, the failure to finance species reassignment surgery is causing suffering and hardship for many people who were mistakenly born into bodies of the wrong species. It is time to remedy this!
Take me for example, Ever since I was the youngest of fellows, I have always felt that I should have been born a dolphin. I identify with dolphins, embrace dolphins, and see myself as part of the dolphin species. Sure, several psychiatrists have advised me to institutionalize myself in a loony ward. But this simply illustrates how unenlightened are so many of the medical professionals in Israel.
Madame Minister, why should the Israeli health system not pay for the surgery required to allow me to live my life to the fullest as a member of the proper species to which I truly belong, rather than being trapped in an inappropriate body for my entire life? Why should I be denied the opportunity to replace my arms with fins? Why can't I have my own properly functioning tail? Why should I not be able to align my species identity so that I can mate with the other dolphins of my true self-understanding?
My dream in life is to become part of a dolphin performance team in Sea World. But the obstinacy of the Israeli medical system is preventing me from fulfilling my dreams and living the life for which I was actually programmed, probably as far back as when I was in the womb. It is true that I am genetically human, but since when does genetic assignment count for anything? My true inner being is a dolphin, regardless of what genes I have been assigned.
So Madame Minister, end this travesty! End this discrimination. Acknowledge species reassignment surgery to be exactly as legitimate and appropriate as gender reassignment surgery. Do it today!
Professor Steven Plaut
Sunday, January 18, 2015
1. You probably saw the story (http://www.vox.com/2015/1/16/7555961/john-kerry-james-taylor) about how John Kerry invited singer James Taylor to help him prepare a salute to France based on the song "You've got a Friend." I think however there are some OTHER James Taylor songs that might have been more appropriate for the moment. These include:
Get A Job
2. If you had a million dollars and wanted to use it in the stupidest possible manner, here is what you would do with it:
3. New atrocity at state-financed Sapir College in Israel:
4. France gets serious: https://possil.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/french-cowardice1.gif
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
1. Where are the Je Suis Tatiana Protesters?
Israel imprisoned Tatiana Soskin for drawing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed as a pig. She was convicted and actually served jail time. For details, see http://4freedoms.com/group/jews/forum/topics/tatiana-soskin-jailed-by-israel-for-insulting-islam
Bibi Netanyahu was Prime Minister when this took place and his own Attorney General was responsible for this judicial atrocity!
So when are pig cartoons in Israel NOT illegal? When they are anti-Semitic! The prestigious Israel Prize for sculpture was awarded to ultra-leftist junkyard "sculptor" Yigal Tumarkin in 2004 after he fashioned a pig wearing phylacteries, and on November 4, 1988 told Tel Aviv Magazine that when seeing haredi Jews he can understand the Nazis.
More on the Tatiana Soskin Affair:
http://www.israelinews.org/israel-new-1.html and http://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/31/world/israeli-jew-from-outlawed-group-is-convicted-of-insulting-islam.html
See also this: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.636511
The judge in that judicial atrocity was later involved in other scandals. The judge who issued this verdict against Soskin is the SAME judge who ordered a rape victim to show the audience where her crotch was while she was being raped.
Details in Hebrew here: http://www.onlife.co.il/%D7%A2%D7%91%D7%95%D7%93%D7%94/%D7%97%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%94/66931/%D7%9C%D7%90-%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%99-%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%99-%D7%A1%D7%92%D7%9C-%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%98%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%93%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%94
2. By the way, this is old but helps explain France:
3. Inviting Abbas to a Paris rally against terrorism is like inviting Bill Clinton to a Paris rally against adultery.
4. The yellow frog syndrome: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=11201
5. Et tu, Bennett?
Alas, it is true. Naftalli Bennett has joined the ranks of Israeli demagogues calling for an increase in the minimum wage, a move designed to price low-skilled workers out of employment altogether, a measure guaranteed to raise unemployment significantly and prevent young people from gaining labor force experience. The fact that the other political hacks, including those in the Likud, have called for such idiocy is no excuse. Bennett should know better!
6. The Rivka Carmi junta, which runs Ben Gurion "University," just convicted Professor Israel David of "harassment" for the now-infamous Zippergate Affair. Please read this backgrounder on Zippergate and pass this on to every potential donor to Ben Gurion "University":
7. Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, is truly upset by the terrorist attacks in France .... because they are causing so many French Jews to make aliya to Israel and so make the elimination of Israel and its replacement by a Rwanda-style "bi-national Palestinian state" so much more difficult!
Israel's leftist media are terribly upset by the horrific event that took place in Paris. I am of course referring to the great cheering of Bibi Netanyahu when he spoke in the Paris synagogue, something that has shocked the Israeli media to their core. And while the international media covered the speech live, not a single Israeli TV channel did. State-run Channel One broadcast a soccer game.
8. Writing in the Palestinian newspaper published in Hebrew, Tel Aviv University's Aeyal Gross, promoter of transvestites, insists that criticism of anti-Israel extremist groups that pretend to be concerned with "human rights" is terror and McCarthyism. Ignoring the fact that every jihadi and anti-Semitic group in the world pretends it is only worried about human rights."Today, the organizations that 'monitor' human rights organizations and academia and define criticism as anti-Israel, attempting to delegitimize it often through distortion, are amongst the greatest threats to the defense of human rights and democracy in general. The McCarthyism that characterizes these groups, and their attack on the Goldstone Committee, is meant to terrorize those who champion human rights and those who criticize their violation."
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Speaking of the terrorist assault against those who make cartoons of poor taste, isn't it interesting that not a single Je Suis Charlie postureur in Israel has spoken out about the judicial atrocity of the imprisoning for a long prison term of Tatiana Suskin for drawing a cartoon!!!
I repeat - she served a long prison term! Two years !!(see http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jan/09/news/mn-6636)
December 31, 1997
Israeli Jew From Outlawed Group Is Convicted of Insulting Islam
By JOEL GREENBERG
JERUSALEM, Dec. 30— A Jewish militant who provoked rioting in Hebron and outrage in the Muslim world when she put up posters depicting the prophet Mohammed as a pig was convicted today of committing an act of racism and trying to offend religious feelings.
Standing in a white T-shirt as the verdict was pronounced at the Jerusalem District Court, Tatyana Suskin, 26, wept as the judge, Zvi Segal, read for more than an hour from his 63-page judgment.
A follower of the outlawed anti-Arab group Kach and an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, Miss Suskin was also found guilty of supporting a terrorist group and endangering life by stoning an Arab car.
She faces a maximum penalty of 26 years in prison, although sentencing was put off to a later date.
Miss Suskin was arrested in June after she plastered posters on storefronts in the Palestinian-ruled part of Hebron that depicted Mohammed as a pig stamping on a Koran.
Pigs are considered unclean by Islam, and the eating of pork is forbidden under Muslim religious law.
The incident set off days of street clashes in Hebron between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers, and also enraged Muslims abroad. A man charged with killing nine German tourists in Egypt in September contended that he had been spurred to action by the posters.
Last week, two other Jewish militants of Russian origin were arrested on suspicion of planning to hurl a pig's head into the area of Islam's third holiest shrine, Al Aksa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began today.
In his verdict against Miss Suskin, Mr. Segal rejected defense arguments that she was emotionally disturbed, ruling that she had acted with cool calculation, fully aware of the consequences of her acts.
''The harm caused in this case is wide and offends all members of the Islamic faith,'' the judge said.
Miss Suskin acted out of a ''patently racist motive'' and with ''clear intent'' to provoke hatred and violence, the judge asserted, adding that freedom of expression did not give her the right to put up the posters in Muslim neighborhoods of Hebron.
Miss Suskin said she was not sorry. ''I don't agree with this conviction,'' she told reporters. ''I have nothing to regret.''
She added: ''The whole legal system is one big mistake. I didn't expect anything good from this system.''
Her lawyer, Shmuel Casper, argued that her right to freedom of expression had been infringed. ''It's time this country drew up a bill of rights so people will know whether a picture they draw or a postcard they send is a racist act,'' he said. ''She didn't go there to incite World War III.''
A day after Miss Suskin put up the posters while wearing a T-shirt with the clenched-fist symbol of Kach, she hurled a stone at a car driven by a Palestinian motorist, breaking its window, according to her indictment. She was convicted today of endangering human life on the road.
Kach, which is banned in Israel, was founded by Meir Kahane, a radical anti-Arab rabbi who was assassinated in New York in 1990.
The fact that KACH is banned while Hamas clone groups run about Israel freely is no less absurd!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
By Steven Plaut
Buried for decades deep inside the basements of the Library of Congress, researchers have just uncovered the following remarkable document dated December 7, 1942. It contains a call to the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, issued by 789 journalists from around the world and endorsed by dozens of chapters of Professors for Immediate Peace. Here is the text:
Dear Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister:
We, the undersigned journalists and professors and other seekers of peace, call upon you to use your powers and influence to put an end to the blight that is eating away at the moral fabric of the societies of the Allied nations and weakening their resolve to pursue peace. We are referring to the form of bigotry and intolerance known as Naziphobia. For too long Americans and British fellow citizens have sat by passively while certain media outfits have vilified and insulted Nazis, mocking their sacred symbols and beliefs, belittling their ideological leaders.
These manifestations of intolerance have fanned the flames of the current international conflict and have led to a prolonging of hostilities. Thoughtless English-language newspapers have even taken to referring to the Germans as "Krauts" and the Japanese as "Japs" or "Nips." Such language alienates the peoples in these countries and offends their sensitivities. This unbecomes us as civilized Western Anglo-Saxons.
We demand immediate action to end Naziphobia and to foster an atmosphere of reconciliation. We demand that Spike Lee be immediately incarcerated for his offensive song mocking the German leadership and we demand that the Congress issue an official writ of apology to the German people for that. We demand that American and British schools expose their children to the principles of Nazi ideology in order to end the demonization and allow them to understand the Other. We demand an end to derogatory newspaper comments about "Aryans." We also insist that anti-German discriminatory laws in the US and Great Britain be erased from the books and that quotas preventing migration of citizens of the Third Reich and the Japanese Empire to the territories of these countries be eliminated.
Let us recall whence the Angles and Saxons came to the British Islands in the first place and hence ultimately to the New World. Let us recall the great cultural legacy our ancestors received from these Teutons. It is time to understand the Other, not to demonize him. Let us prove our moral worthiness to our current adversaries by prohibiting publication of offensive Naziphobia propaganda and racist Reich-baiting. Let us criminalize the public burning of Mein Kampf and portraits of the Fuhrer. Let us punish those who defile the buildings of London and New York with offensive graffiti caricatures of Hitler and the Japanese Emperor.
Peace may yet be restored if we purge ourselves of these manifestations of racism and bigotry! Stop Naziphobia!
Let us move forward to peace and reconciliation!
Thursday, January 08, 2015
1. Dear French People! We just wanted to thank you this week in Paris near the Bastille for having recognized the "right" of the "Palestinians" to have their own "state" in Israeli lands! We hope you enjoyed our thank you gesture.
Signed, The Armed Lovers of Peace and Jihad
2. Offering the French Land for Peace
by Steven Plaut
Never one to back down from a challenge, I have prepared a set of proposals for consideration by the French people, so they too can achieve a full, lasting, and just peace with their historic opponents.
3. PSSSTTTT! Post on Islamist web sites: Haaretz journalists do not respect the Prophet!
4. The wages of appeasement: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/ari-lieberman/appeasement-comes-back-to-haunt-france/
Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Dons a Palestinian Kaffiya to Attack the Cabal of Too-Powerful Right-Wing Jews in America
Sapir College & IDI Watch - Ze'ev Tzahor (College President) Defends Massacre the Jews "Art" Exhibit
8. PPPSSSSTTTTT! Pass it on! Leftists eat brunch!