Israelis Try New Crowd Control Method: Topless Women

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Israel has tried a variety of methods to disperse its periodic protests by Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews: rows of policemen, officers on horseback, even a foul-smelling spray known as “Skunk.”

But during last weekend’s protests in Jerusalem over the Eurovision Song Contest being held on the Sabbath, a handful of Israeli women tried a more peaceful, more innovative, and theoretically more effective tactic: they took their shirts off.



Under “modesty” rules, Haredi men are forbidden to view erotic images of women other than their wives, and in some cases to view women at all. Israeli advertising posters are periodically defaced if they contain images of women, and some Haredi newspapers won’t run any photos of women.

Because of Israel’s closely divided parliamentary system, Haredi political parties have an outsized voice in national affairs, which has emboldened many protests by very religious Jews over issues like service in the army (currently, young men in their communities do not serve and study Jewish texts instead) and the hosting of gay pride events.

Those protests have often blocked traffic and otherwise hurt commerce in Israeli cities, so the Israeli police have tried various methods to disperse them – including methods Israel also uses on Palestinian protesters.
Last weekend, during the Eurovision Contest, Haredi men in Jerusalem blocked traffic on a main street, shouting “Shabbes!” (the Yiddish word for Sabbath) at passing vehicles and bystanders. Four women who were counter-protesting removed their shirts, exposing their bras. It’s unclear how effective their tactic was...

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/22/israelis-crowd-control-topless-women/

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Well done, ladies!
 

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Israel has tried a variety of methods to disperse its periodic protests by Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews: rows of policemen, officers on horseback, even a foul-smelling spray known as “Skunk.”

But during last weekend’s protests in Jerusalem over the Eurovision Song Contest being held on the Sabbath, a handful of Israeli women tried a more peaceful, more innovative, and theoretically more effective tactic: they took their shirts off.



Under “modesty” rules, Haredi men are forbidden to view erotic images of women other than their wives, and in some cases to view women at all. Israeli advertising posters are periodically defaced if they contain images of women, and some Haredi newspapers won’t run any photos of women.

Because of Israel’s closely divided parliamentary system, Haredi political parties have an outsized voice in national affairs, which has emboldened many protests by very religious Jews over issues like service in the army (currently, young men in their communities do not serve and study Jewish texts instead) and the hosting of gay pride events.

Those protests have often blocked traffic and otherwise hurt commerce in Israeli cities, so the Israeli police have tried various methods to disperse them – including methods Israel also uses on Palestinian protesters.
Last weekend, during the Eurovision Contest, Haredi men in Jerusalem blocked traffic on a main street, shouting “Shabbes!” (the Yiddish word for Sabbath) at passing vehicles and bystanders. Four women who were counter-protesting removed their shirts, exposing their bras. It’s unclear how effective their tactic was...

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/22/israelis-crowd-control-topless-women/

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The Haredi were busted.
 

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The Haredi were busted.
I am sure Ramon will know the name, but there was an Irish hero who could only be brought out off his battle frenzy by women getting them out.
 

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^ Ha, name one that didn't.
 

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I am sure Ramon will know the name, but there was an Irish hero who could only be brought out off his battle frenzy by women getting them out.
Cú Chulainn
 

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Erm, he was turned on by a decent set of cow's udders. No contest.
 

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What do you think the raid of Cooley was for!
 

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Israelis are being innovative in lots of areas.

Israeli troops and police enlisted a "mystical" rabbi to help them hunt for Hizbollah tunnels stretching into Israel from Lebanon.

The 50-year-old, known as Yehuda, is a follower of a mystic form of Judaism and joined security forces on patrols between 2013 and 2016. Officers said he seemed to be able to divine the location of tunnels, according to the 'Times of Israel', and one colonel filed a report advising his superiors to continue to seek his help.

"There is no reason not to accept the rabbi's help facing other operational challenges in the army's various theatres of operation," he wrote.

https://www.independent.ie/world-ne...powers-found-hizbollahs-tunnels-38140257.html
 

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Israelis are being innovative in lots of areas.

Israeli troops and police enlisted a "mystical" rabbi to help them hunt for Hizbollah tunnels stretching into Israel from Lebanon.

The 50-year-old, known as Yehuda, is a follower of a mystic form of Judaism and joined security forces on patrols between 2013 and 2016. Officers said he seemed to be able to divine the location of tunnels, according to the 'Times of Israel', and one colonel filed a report advising his superiors to continue to seek his help.

"There is no reason not to accept the rabbi's help facing other operational challenges in the army's various theatres of operation," he wrote.

https://www.independent.ie/world-ne...powers-found-hizbollahs-tunnels-38140257.html
The Americans did a similar thing with a Native Indian tracker (or whatever the term is these days) during the Vietnam war. They told him that as he was now in the army he would have to get his (long) hair cut, and the Indian replied that if that were the case he would not be able to do the job as his hair were his 'aerials' that he picked up signals with.
 

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Two points of pedantry.

1.) Haredi men do serve in the Israeli army if they want to. They have a means of serving which combines military duties with religious study.

2.) The Rabbi who found the Hezbollah tunnels was stopped from helping the military by senior officers, in spirt of the protests of junior officers who worked with him.
 

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The Americans did a similar thing with a Native Indian tracker (or whatever the term is these days) during the Vietnam war. They told him that as he was now in the army he would have to get his (long) hair cut, and the Indian replied that if that were the case he would not be able to do the job as his hair were his 'aerials' that he picked up signals with.
And as a wise man once said, hair are your aerials, they pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into your brain. This, he further posited, is the reason all bald men are uptight. Mmm.
 

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And as a wise man once said, hair are your aerials, they pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into your brain. This, he further posited, is the reason all bald men are uptight. Mmm.
Isn't the real reason because they're (rightly) pissed off with people taunting them about their baldness?
 

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Two points of pedantry.

1.) Haredi men do serve in the Israeli army if they want to. They have a means of serving which combines military duties with religious study.

2.) The Rabbi who found the Hezbollah tunnels was stopped from helping the military by senior officers, in spirt of the protests of junior officers who worked with him.
But for 3 years the soldiers believed the Rabbi was effective at detecting tunnels and brought him on patrols!
 

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But for 3 years the soldiers...brought [the Rabbi] on patrols!
Perhaps the reverend was old, portly and slow-moving. Remember: you don’t have to run faster than the lion, you just have to run faster than your mate...

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But for 3 years the soldiers believed the Rabbi was effective at detecting tunnels and brought him on patrols!
I think we are at cross purposes here.

The Rabbi worked with front line soldiers for three years or so.
Those front line soldiers were very keen on him to continue working with them, because he found many tunnels.
Word of the Rabbi's abilities then reached the top brass, who subsequently banned the rabbi from working with the army.

*It is wise with such reports to keep an open mind, for some reason there do arise in Israel various stories of "Mystics" with amazing abilities, or various "prophecies".
Whilst there are some mystics in Israel, some of whom I genuinely believe have been able to bend the rules of nature in a way very much Fortean, It then turns out that some of these stories are just that...stories.....invented for reasons I have never been able to fathom.
 

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I think we are at cross purposes here.

The Rabbi worked with front line soldiers for three years or so.
Those front line soldiers were very keen on him to continue working with them, because he found many tunnels.
Word of the Rabbi's abilities then reached the top brass, who subsequently banned the rabbi from working with the army.

*It is wise with such reports to keep an open mind, for some reason there do arise in Israel various stories of "Mystics" with amazing abilities, or various "prophecies".
Whilst there are some mystics in Israel, some of whom I genuinely believe have been able to bend the rules of nature in a way very much Fortean, It then turns out that some of these stories are just that...stories.....invented for reasons I have never been able to fathom.
I still see the Rabbi with a dowsing rod!
 
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