Monday, January 28, 2013

Of African Jews, Birth Control and Israel

With Israel under a spotlight, the director of its Ministry of Health has issued an order that gynaecologists should not inject women with the contraceptive Depo-Provera without their knowledge or consent.

Of course no woman should be given IV contraceptives, or any other drug, without her knowledge or consent but, in the case of Depo-Provera, most of the drug (57%) was being given to Ethopian (yes, black) Jews whose group make up just 2% of the Israeli population.

“We believe it is a method of reducing the number of births in a community that is black and mostly poor,” Hedva Eyal, the author of the report, told IRIN. “It is indeed the first time that the state actually acknowledged that this procedure of injecting immigrant women with this drug, when they do not know the side effects and are given no other choice, is wrong.”

The directive was issued less than two weeks after a group of organizations representing the Jewish Ethiopian community, along with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), sent a letter to Gamzo asking that this practice be stopped immediately and that an investigation be started into it both in Israel and in the transit camps in Ethiopia. 


LeDaro said...

Aryan nation and holocaust all over again. Gaza is a large concentration camp. How is it different than what Nazis did?

Anonymous said...

We all have heard of, at least anecdotally the progression from victim to perpetrator; This is the first time that I have seen it evidenced at a societal level.

Chilling actually.

They (The Israeli government) have been treated as a pampered athelete. No consequence, no responsibility. Someone else has your back.

Well folks, its time to wake up, and welcome them to the civilized world, along with its responsibilities.

Where to begin - Maybe with the Amnesty Internationals latest report. How about adding them to the Non-prolifieration treaty in the same manner as is going on with, say Iran. And about that seizing land by conquest thing...

Otherwise - drop the civilized label. All they have become is a technologically advanced Barbaric civilization.