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Arab professor ‘kicked out of eatery over bartender’s racist T-shirt’

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

“It hurts my feelings and the feelings of Arab customers,” said Suleiman. “I’m not willing to accept such shirts. It’s like the reaction of Jews who see people wearing shirts with a cross.” The bartender at the Haifa restaurant was wearing a shirt with a drawing of a rifle sight and the words, in Hebrew, “Institution for special-ed children.”

Suleiman demanded the bartender change his shirt, saying it advocated killing Palestinian children – similar to T-shirts printed for Israel Defense Forces soldiers that depict violence against Palestinians, as Haaretz reported last month.

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Religious IDF troops walk out of event featuring woman singer

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

About 100 religious soldiers left a Paratroop Brigade assembly earlier this month to avoid being present at the performance of a female singer, the army weekly Bamahane reported last week.

Their departure stemmed from their belief that halakha, or Jewish religious law, prohibits them from hearing a woman sing. Their position has the support of the army rabbinate.”