Actually, this really misrepresents what happened in this photo.
ok, let’s clear this up. I know these guys, that headline is complete bs. They are not settlers, they are americans learning in Israel for the year (1st). 2 she was not forced out of her home, she lives there, it was Israel’s Independence day and the boys were celebrating in the street near her house, she came out banging the garbage lid to be annoying… were the boys stirring confrontation, maybe, but there is nothing wrong with celebrating independence in Jerusalem, was she stirring confrontation, probably as well. There, the actual context from someone who was there, not this tool who posted it with his made up story - source
And this is the official caption from the WSJ:
FACING A CROWD: A Palestinian woman whose house has been occupied by Jewish settlers argued with Israelis who came to celebrate Jerusalem Day in the mainly Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Wednesday. (Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
And having lived in Israel for several years, yeah - those guys are obviously American students and extremely unlikely that they’d be taunting her. Not saying it’s impossible, but I’d wager against it.
So… Palestinian woman came out to provoke Israelis on Yom Yerushalayim, and then Palestinians twist it to make it look like the other way around. Okay, can’t say we’re surprised. Prime example of Pallywood, guys.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray next to the walls of the old city as Israelis take part in a march marking Jerusalem Day in Israel. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images
The thing is, I just couldn’t do it. I wasn’t Orthodox, I wasn’t going to become Orthodox, and I wasn’t willing to misrepresent that fundamental truth. I would have no problem increasing my religious observance, but I will not deny or compromise my values. I believe women, gay men, and lesbians should have all the same opportunities and responsibilities in the Jewish community as straight men. As I thought about it, I imagined describing my conversion to my children, telling them that even though our rabbi is a woman, we go to the men for the important issues. That didn’t work for me.
Carla Naumberg on Kveller “Actually, I Am Jewish, Even If You Don’t Agree.”
Personally, this is still one of my biggest dealbreakers with Orthodoxy.
This was such a good read
can we overthrow the frum mafia while not wearing magen david necklaces, though? i think they’re tacky
Ah the haters are out in droves I see. If you cannot accept Halacha then don’t convert “Orthodox” but understand that you will not be accepted as Jewish in the religious world or in Israel. I had the same problem. I wanted to be a Christian but I don’t believe in Jesus or the New Testament. For some odd reason they wouldn’t take me.
This is a woman’s opinion and an issue of rights and equality, not hate.
Wasn’t talking about her.