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Some things that make me feel unsafe in public

- being asked if I’m Jewish because of the way my hair looks
- being interrogated about my personal political beliefs because I am identifiably Jewish
- being expected to denounce and apologize for Israel every time I want to be Jewish in public
- being told “I don’t hate Jews, but I’m pro-Palestine” in response to my Jewishness
- being told I’m going to hell for being Jewish
- non-Jews dictating to me what does and does not constitute antisemitism
- people who are not me and who don’t look like me engaging in endless debate about what “race” I belong to
- white supremacists telling me that I “control the world” and “should go back to Germany” while folks on the left tell me I benefit from white supremacy
- having to make a choice between queerness and Judaism

Noticeably absent from this list:
- seeing others’ religious symbols on display in public

A Palestinian street in the Old City of Hebron/Al-Khaleel.

Walking through here was surreal, as this once thriving district full of people, noise, and numerous shops of all sorts is now practically a ghost town.

This lower walkway is the Palestinian section, and the top of the picture are the Israeli settlements of Beit Hadassa and Avraham Avinu, illegal under international law.d

Palestinians are only allowed to our small and confined areas, one of them being the street here in this picture, while Israelis have free roam to go wherever they want and are always accompanied by a squad of IDF soldiers.

Israelis regularly taunt and jeer at Palestinians passing by underneath, frequently throwing their garbage and waste down at people just trying to get on with their lives, hence the chain-link fence you see in between the two areas. The sole purpose of this fence is to catch Israeli garbage and waste. As a result, they’ve turned to throwing waste-water, eggs, and alcohol [meant to be a further insult since alcohol is forbidden in Islam] at those who pass by underneath, so some areas are now also covered with a plastic tarp of sorts, that turns the lower walkway into an oven.

Palestinian shopkeepers have been forced to shut down due to increasing impediments to Palestinian movement, harassment by Israelis, and waning tourism due to the increasingly difficult process of entering this area.

As the shops close down, Israelis sweep in and take them over, despite them still belonging to Palestinians.These Israelis receive protection by the Israeli government and IDF, and the process of Israeli settlement expansion and land theft continues, with the Israelis then beginning the process of erasing Palestinians from another district or neighborhood.

This is life under Israeli occupation.

Countries qualified for the ESC 2017 final

Armenia: 6 armed woman

Australia: kid looking much older, 80% eyebrow

Austria: dreamworks kid, feel old yet?

Azerbaijan: woman singing to a man on a ladder with a horse head

Belarus: cute adventurous people on a boat, making everyone dance

Belgium: awesome studio performance, looking a lil uncomfortable live

Bulgaria: this kiddo is going places

Croatia: personality disorder

Cyprus: probably getting bullied by his background dancers

Denmark: woman in red dress, lots of fireworks

France: gotta make sure everyone knows we’re from france

Germany: titanium

Greece: yaoi shipping

Hungary: man bun but a cool jacket

Israel: wink one more time please

Italy: man who can light up an entire continent with his smile, dancing gorilla

Moldova: a legend has returned

Netherlands: the girl squad

Norway: i think my television broke

Poland: what’s up with all the wedding dresses?

Portugal: precious beautiful baby. Protect at all costs

Romania: pop/rap/yodeling, graphic background design is my passion

Spain: surfer dudes invading eurovision

Sweden: looking hella fine and knows it

UK: lowkey rickrolling all of europe

Ukraine: giant head… ya why not?

10

Black Sails characters and their Treasure Planet counter parts
(Or, Treasure Island characters in Black Sails and Treasure Planet)

Long John Silver
James Flint/McGraw - Nathaniel Flint 
Billy Bones
Ben Gunn - B.E.N (Bio-Electronic-Navigator)
Israel Hands - Scroop*

*There is a character in Treasure Planet called Israel Hands, one of the pirates who’s never named and doesn’t have ant influence on the plot. Scroop fills Hands’ role as a character, and therefore he was picked instead. 

  • Diaspora Jew: *Mentions something about Judaism that has absolutely nothing to do with Israel*
  • White Goy (popping up from behind the sofa): Okay but can I just say I think it's really disrespectful of Jews to exist while the Palestinian people are suffering?
  • Diaspora Jew: WHERE DID YOU EVEN COME FROM
God never asks us to do anything in our own strength. He provides strength in our uncertainty. Seek. Trust. Believe.

Remember, Zionists are taught to play the anti-Semitism card on everybody who legitimately criticises Israel. 

Because the more time you waste saying ‘I don’t hate Jews’, the less time you spend saying ‘This is how Israel is committing human rights abuses against Palestinians, and here’s how we can stop them.’ (However, if you do hate Jews this post isn’t for you and you need to do some soul-searching.)

Don’t fall for it, continue your good work. 

warning I'm ranting

tbh am I the only one who like…. wishes jewish people could be supported in our excellence? Like other groups can be proud and flaunt and show off their businesses and celebrities, and they 100% deserve to do that!! But like every time a Jew tries to, tries to create something or show off or say “look at this cool, proud Jewish celeb!” They get shut down and yelled at and suddenly everything they do is problematic and they can’t be proud. Like, let jews be super proud and talk about being Jewish and let us talk about stuff and celebrities!!! Let us be Jewish!!!

Our identities aren’t always fucking political and not everything we do is bad. A Jewish person who puts Magen davids on every design? Awesome!! A Jewish person who constantly talks about being Jewish??? AWESOME!!! Jews who maybe want to talk about Israel and enjoy it a little bit, and go there and say “I loved my time in Israel” because it’s the only truly safe country or state or smth for us? THEY ARE FINE. Because everyone hates us and we NEVER get to enjoy ourselves loudly. So leave us be.

i keep seeing this post on my dash

https://tikkunolamorgtfo.tumblr.com/post/160928199111/if-you-dislike-gal-godot-for-her-past-service-in

and i dont like it it ABSOLUTELY reeks of zionism

like. if u go on op’s blog they say over and over again “im not an anti-zionist or a zionist” but they literally defend israel multiple times… and gal gadot is absolutely disgusting. and the way they end the post saying “well if u dont like gal gadot then u cant like star wars either bc adam driver was in the us military!” like as if ppl actually like star wars for adam driver lol.

anyway gal gadot is zionist trash, the wonder woman movie sucks, that post sucks, the united states military sucks, and israel and everyone who supports it sucks!

inb4 i get called antisemitic for saying this even tho i’m literally a jew lol

spotted

so Team Israel brought a doll-sized Mensch on the Bench to the qualifying round at the end of last year and now he’s Life Sized and the broadcasters were discussing whether he’ll keep getting larger as the team advances like.. if they make it to the final round, San Diego’s gonna be toast

October 5th, 2017 - 15th of Tishrei, 5778

Today begins Sukkot. The festival lasts seven days in Israel, and eight days in the diaspora. During Sukkot we are commanded to “dwell” in a temporary walled structure with a roof of natural materials called a sukkah.

The holiday has agricultural significance, it falls at harvest time in Israel, and also served to signify the way the Israelites shielded themselves from danger following the Exodus from Egypt, affirming the dependence on G-d and the land.

In addition to eating meals in the sukkah observances include gathering the Four Kinds, a citron, a palm frond, myrtle twigs, and willow twigs, and waving them together as a bundle in a ceremony alluding to connections to G-d.

Chag Sameach! Have a joyous Sukkot!

We must have faith to believe God does hear our prayers and answers them in His time, way, and purpose, even when it seems He is silent.

The Sabra and Shatila massacre took place in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon, between September 16 and September 18, 1982, during the Lebanese civil war.

Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were massacred in the camps by the Israeli supporters Phalangist militia while the camp was surrounded by Israeli forces.

In that period of time, Israel was at war with Lebanon. The Israeli forces occupied Beirut and dominated militarily the refugee camps of Palestinians and controlled the entrance to the city. Later, the Israeli forces were ruled to have been involved directly in massacres carried out in both camps.