25 October 2007

The sexiest killers!

Check this out. How low will they go?! Yet another attempt by the Israeli Army to use the media to distort the reality of their armed forces.

On my visits to Palestine I have seen these soldiers, and had the pleasure (sarcasm!) of having them interrogate me at border, harass me at the checkpoints, taunt and abuse me at the protests and in the streets.
Some of them have been blessed with amazing beauty, but this is clouded by their ugly and evil actions- actions that decent, moral human beings will not dream of committing or even witness, without trying their best to stop!

From Maxim Magazine:

With photos of women in black bikinis striking provocative poses, Maxim magazine devoted five full pages in their July 2007 issue to answer the single most pressing question in the Middle East: "Are the women in the Israeli Defence Forces the world's sexiest soldiers?"

Commended for their ability to "take apart an Uzi in seconds," Maxim featured four "drop dead gorgeous" former Israeli soldiers scantily clad in military garb and
swimwear. "My job was top secret," said
Nivit Bash, who wore a black army cap and not much else for her picture. "I can't talk about it other than to say I studied some Arabic."

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From Adbusters: (Adbusters #74)

What also wasn't talked about was that the feature was actually part of a branding campaign by the Consulate General of Israel in New York to improve Israel's public image. The consulate apparently believed that using women in Maxim would make readers forget Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine and use of hundreds of thousands of cluster bombs in Lebanon in the conflict last summer.

It was Maxim's decision to use the ex-soldiers, whose photo shoot was partly funded by the American-Israel Friendship League and Israel21C.

While some female members of the Israeli parliament denounced the feature as "pornographic", there was little outcry about the
magazine's decision to promote and celebrate an army that has been accused of war crimes by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

"When people view Israel, for the most part they view it as a land of conflict anyway," says David Saranga, a spokesperson for the consulate. "Maxim knows what its readers like, and they wanted to stylize it as girls of the IDF. Look, we're a democracy, we're a free society, we invited them to do something in Israel and they chose what to do."

Maxim refused an interview request and only issued a brief statement saying it was "pleased" with its work. There is no word if Maxim will be doing a feature on the "Girls of Hamas" or "Hizbullah Girls Gone Wild" anytime soon. Adbusters_Sean Condon

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So what do you do? Expose this for what it is- and don't support Maxim!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yikes- they are hot! such a pity they are so evil;)

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@anonymous1:
shame on you:P

@anonymous2:
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Bibi-Aisha said...

There were only fat,ugly, guys and girls on duty-and badly dressed! the main girl in charge who questioned me was wearing pleather pants(way outta fashion)and hideous platform shoes-when i was denied entry. and one majorly evil-looking guy. The only pretty girl was the one who eventually came to tell me i'm not allowed in. But yeah,many of them are very good-looking. But evil lurks beneath...btw,you prbly know this- the most amount of rape amongst fellow soldiers occurs in the idf. And the female soldiers can't speak out against it. A journ i met in leb spent few months with soldiers for documentary he's doing. He told me this. Their society is so damn twisted