Undressing Israel

Undressing Israel

There are 22 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 25, 2013, titled Undressing Israel. In it, EDGE reports that:

This may come to some as a culture shock but Israel is a much more open-minded and welcoming society when it comes to how its LGBT citizens compare to the United States.

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“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#24 Nov 26, 2013
Giggs wrote:
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I have been to israel 2 times.
They have a need to do things like that.
When I went fighting happened and we had to go into an underground car park and wait for it to stop.
They were not being rude. Its a dangerous place and they cant risk having dead tourists.
How can you make a statement like "they weren't rude"? You weren't even there to witness it. I'll give you an example, then you tell me what is rude. I arrived at the airport three (3) hours before the flight to ensure enough time for the necessary security measures. They took all of those three hours for their cross-questioning and full body search, and at the last minute insisted that my camera flash could not be x-rayed effectively and would have to be kept behind by them.(They would send it after me by courier, they said). I was running through the airport to try and catch my flight while my name was repeatedly called over the PA system -- barely made it.(They could have communicated to the flight attendants why I was being held back). Two days after arriving at my destination country I received a phone call to come and get my flash at the airport. It was broken, in pieces, having been thrown in an over-sized cardboard box -- not assembled, not packed, not wrapped, just thrown in a box. No apology, no note, no attempt to have it shipped to my address. Nothing. That, in my opinion, is RUDE. There is no other excuse for it. To be cross-questioned and body searched for three hours till I almost missed my flight and then to consider it their right to break my expensive equipment?! I cannot speak for others' experience at the hand of abrasive, rude airport officials, but I had enough and choose never to go there again.
Israhell

Amherst, MA

#25 Nov 27, 2013
Giggs wrote:
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I have been to israel 2 times.
They have a need to do things like that.
When I went fighting happened and we had to go into an underground car park and wait for it to stop.
They were not being rude. Its a dangerous place and they cant risk having dead tourists.
That's what happens when you steal peoples land, you make the world a more dangerous place and usually it's the innocent who suffer the most. But who is paying for much of these wars and acts of genocide against Arabs? And who controls the monetary policy here at "The private bank" in America?
Heaven's to Betsy say it aint so!

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