IDF EMBARRASSED BY SOLDIERS’ ABUSE OF FACEBOOK/TWITTER

Code of ethics being drawn up for the most unethical army in the world?
Who are they trying to kid??
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An Israeli soldier has written “there is nothing better than a dead Arab” on his Facebook page, the second IDF soldier to post strongly anti-Arab sentiment on social media in as many months.

“The Arabs are the cancer of this country and must be dealt with,” wrote the soldier, a member of the Israel Defense Forces’ Golani Brigade. “There is nothing better than a dead Arab.”

The soldier also referred to a bus crash in Jordan last week in which Palestinians died. “I’m glad Arabs were killed,” he wrote. “I”ll be happy if not one Arab remains here, and I’m sorry only 14 were killed.”

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Racy, or just racist? Israel cracks down on social networking in uniform

by Annie Robbins
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The Israeli military is now drawing up a “social networking code of ethics.” Haaretz says that the reason the soldiers need a code is because of an international story you may have seen: “Female soldiers post racy photos“. Female soldiers posted photographs of themselves disrobed but bearing arms. 

I’m not buying it. I don’t think the nudity is the real reason for the new policy (Heck, Israel could use racy photos to pornwash its image as cruel occupier; it wouldn’t be the first time). I bet the new policy reflects concerns about the unbridled racism that Israeli soldiers have often expressed in social media. 

You may remember that last February a soldier posted an Instagram photo of the crosshairs of his gun on a Palestinian boy’s head. The picture went viral, damaging the country’s image. Then just two months back, Haaretz exposed an Israeli soldier on Facebook, writing, “There’s nothing better than a dead Arab:”

An Israeli soldier has written “there is nothing better than a dead Arab” on his Facebook page, the second IDF soldier to post strongly anti-Arab sentiment on social media in as many months.

“The Arabs are the cancer of this country and must be dealt with,” wrote the soldier, a member of the Israel Defense Forces’ Golani Brigade. “There is nothing better than a dead Arab.”

The soldier also referred to a bus crash in Jordan last week in which Palestinians died. “I’m glad Arabs were killed,” he wrote. “I”ll be happy if not one Arab remains here, and I’m sorry only 14 were killed.”

Also this spring, Ali Abunimah reported on murderous racist statements that Israelis posted on Facebook when asked what should happen to Palestinian boys who were protesting the occupation. A few of those comments were from Israeli soldiers:

Ohad Halevy, another soldier in the Kfir Brigade, simply wrote“Slaughter them!”…. Kfir Infantry Brigade member David Kozolovski justifie[d] violence against Palestinian children.

Abunimah noted previous soldier racism:

In at least one case we know of, an Israeli soldier, Maxim Vinogradov, announced on Facebook his intention to assist in the “annihilation” of Arabs just days before he shot father of two Ziad Jilani in the head as he lay on the ground in Jerusalem in 2010.

And I have no idea if “Kimberly Rothschild” is really an Israeli soldier or if she just really likes Israeli uniforms. Whoever she is, she’s been posting vile tweets and identifying her feed with the Israeli army. Her feed says: “Zionist – anti-Obama – Capitalist – IDF”:

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Some of the tweets follow:  

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Screenshot posted by Palestina Summer 
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For an ideology to die; people must die! Its only logical.

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 18, 2013

Just erase them! Everyone! Good or bad it’ll be for the best.

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 27, 2013

Can Muslims really claim to the title of being human? With the things they do, i’d say its very debatable!

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 18, 2013

An old testament bloodbath is coming! Mark my words! Best you take sides now! #tcot

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 18, 2013

Arabs need to Realise their days are numbered! #Israel

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 18, 2013

How do you killpeople who do not exist ? And how do you “occupy” a land given to you by God ? #Israel

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 12, 2013

If killing terrorists is a crime , then I am a f*cking proud criminal ! #IDF

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 12, 2013
She claims to be familiar with occupied territory:

God !! I just saw the hottest “palestinian” man ever !!!! #hebron

— Kimberly Rothschild(@KimbRothschild) May 13, 2013
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Somehow I think Israel has a lot more to worry about than naughty bits.
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3 Comments

  1. wiggins said,

    June 9, 2013 at 19:51

    He sounds like a member of the Gonad Brigade….

  2. REALITY CHECK said,

    June 10, 2013 at 06:15

    Uh, she’s just one person. She doesn’t represent anybody but herself.

  3. June 10, 2013 at 12:11

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