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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:48 PM

 

Israeli Army’s Social Media Director Poses as Obama in Blackface

Source: http://www.yourblackworld.net



Read more: http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/11/black-news/israeli-armys-social-media-director-poses-as-obama-in-blackface/



The head of the IDF’s social media unit, lieutenant Sacha Dratwa, enjoys more than Twitter and Facebook. Apparently, he’s also into some good ‘ol fashioned Jim Crow styled blackface as well.

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Reply Israeli Army’s Social Media Director Poses as Obama in Blackface (Original post)
Paul E Ester Nov 2012 OP
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #1
still_one Nov 2012 #4
starroute Nov 2012 #9
neoconn Nov 2012 #10
olddad56 Nov 2012 #12
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #13
azurnoir Nov 2012 #24
azurnoir Nov 2012 #21
jwirr Nov 2012 #41
Ash_F Nov 2012 #2
Bad_Ronald Nov 2012 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #23
King_David Nov 2012 #45
jsr Nov 2012 #5
Ash_F Nov 2012 #6
neoconn Nov 2012 #8
Ash_F Nov 2012 #11
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #29
neoconn Nov 2012 #7
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #14
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #15
PerceptionManagement Nov 2012 #16
still_one Nov 2012 #17
kurtzapril4 Nov 2012 #20
Walk away Nov 2012 #26
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #27
PotatoChip Nov 2012 #18
SoapBox Nov 2012 #19
SCVDem Nov 2012 #22
underthematrix Nov 2012 #25
TheDebbieDee Nov 2012 #28
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #32
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #30
vilify Nov 2012 #31
dawn frenzy adams Nov 2012 #33
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #34
Sunlei Nov 2012 #35
Ash_F Nov 2012 #38
Crowman1979 Nov 2012 #36
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #44
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #37
leveymg Nov 2012 #39
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #40
Paul E Ester Nov 2012 #42
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #43
Paul E Ester Nov 2012 #46

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:55 PM

1. I hope our President cuts off Israel's allowance

until this moron is dealt with .

And I bet he will be dealt with quickly, since Israel seems so dependent on the money we send over there to buy all those rockets it needs to fire to defend itself.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

4. There are racists in all cultures. Israel has a large African population, and to condemn everyone

for this jerk makes no sense. Yes he should be fired.

and a lot of the people in certain government offices in the U.S. should also be fired



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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:08 PM

9. Israel has a large African population that is the target of massive prejudice

http://www.timesofisrael.com/most-israeli-jews-agree-africans-are-a-cancer/

Fifty-two percent of Jewish Israelis identify with the statement by MK Miri Regev last month that African migrants are “a cancer in the body” of the nation, and over a third condone anti-migrant violence, according to the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) Peace Index for May 2012.

Broken down by political and religious affiliation, the monthly index’s findings reveal that among Jews there is a direct correlation between right-wing political affiliation and a racist attitude toward migrants. Thus, 86 percent of Shas voters and 66 percent of Likud voters polled expressed identification with Regev’s controversial statement, as opposed to 32 percent of Labor voters and four percent of Meretz voters.

The degree of religiosity attested to by respondents also accounted for a large disparity in the findings, with 81.5% and 66% of self-described ultra-Orthodox and Orthodox, respectively, agreeing with Regev’s statement, as opposed to 38% of secular Israelis.

Only 19% of Arab respondents agreed that the migrants were “a cancer.”

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Response to starroute (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:11 PM

10. Did they boot the african migrants?

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Response to neoconn (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. must need them to be servants

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Response to neoconn (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

13. Ethopian Jews are not treated very well

 

just google "ethiopian jews israel racism" there is plenty to read.

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Response to neoconn (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:42 PM

24. No they built detention camps for them really should keep up with that stuff

Huge detention centre to be Israel's latest weapon in migration battle

A vast detention complex is rising from the sandy grounds of Ktzi'ot prison in the Negev desert, close to Israel's border with Egypt, which will become the world's largest holding facility for asylum seekers and migrants.

When it is completed, at an initial cost of £58m to the Israeli government, it will be capable of holding up to 11,000 people.

Despite unprecedented protests at rising costs of living, and increased threats to national security in a volatile, post-Arab spring Middle East, immigration is of such paramount importance to Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition that it has skimmed a minimum of 2% from every ministry's budget to fund the construction and start-up costs of the building.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/17/detention-centre-israel-migration

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:31 PM

21. yes Israel has a large African population that are not all too well treated

like the African refugees that Israel is building detention camps for in the Negev? Like the refugees from Sudan that were forced back into Egypt despite pleading not to and after being held at the border fence for days with Israel's standing orders to IDF not to give them or allow anyone else to give them food and water those Africans?

Seeking Asylum in Israel

The number of African asylum seekers in Israel has grown substantially in recent years, now standing at roughly 60,000, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan. Israel has agreed to refrain from deporting nationals from those countries due to the risk they would face, but is pursuing a string of restrictive measures to stem the tide of arrivals. This past May, a nighttime mob attack took place against African migrants and their properties in south Tel Aviv, fueled by the state’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. +972 has tracked the unfolding developments and challenges faced by a status-less community under increasing pressure.

http://972mag.com/special/aslyum-seekers-2/

or are you speaking of Ethiopian Jews who were rescued and brought to Israel only to have Israels Rabbinical authorities declare to not be Jews however Israel's secular government said they were Jews the Religious declaration only causes problems if they should decide to marry outside of their ethnic community

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

41. He will not write them off because he has not defended himself from the idiots here but the more

the people of the USA see this kind of nonsense the more they will agree with your assessment and sooner or later they will lose funding. He should be ashamed of himself - when I was small in the early 40s this was what was being done to the Jews - that and worse.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. Social media...

How to use it?

PS - Someone mock up some catpics

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

3. Too bad the Iron Dome is useless at defending against shit like this.

 

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Response to Bad_Ronald (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:42 PM

23. This guy is about to experience Iron Doom.


He'll have to be fired.

Imaging if somebody in the Obama Admin dressed up mocking an Israeli?

They'd be gone. He'll be gone.


Stupid move on his part.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:59 PM

45. Agreed nt

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:03 PM

5. And Obama's grandfather served in WWII for this

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:04 PM

6. Tried to visit his FB profile

Is it down for everyone?

https://www.facebook.com/sacha.dratwa

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

8. Its up..

But I couldn't find the pic.

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Response to neoconn (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:13 PM

11. Nevermind got it

On sep 29th(same day as the photo in the OP) there is a pic of that same beach. I guess he(wisely) took it down.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:05 PM

29. I got "This content is currently unavailable." n/t

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

7. Move along people

Nothing new here to see......

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:37 PM

15. We continue to give this country Billions.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:46 PM

16. Maybe the USA should stop giving Apartheid Israel free Money, Weapons and Intel

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:49 PM

17. Must really bother you that President Obama supports them

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Response to still_one (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:55 PM

20. Actually, our tax dollars support them.

It's time to spend that money here, at home. It's too bad that'll never happen.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:53 PM

26. Billions of dollars to be used and insulted. Can we get off foreign oil and...

get out of the entire Middle East? Let them fight it out with each other. Maybe it will be less deadly without our money and weapons.

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Response to still_one (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

27. I thought Netanyahu and his far right wing fiends do not believe Obama

supports him and by extension, Israel, which is why they poured money into Romney's campaign? Didn't Netanyahu have to try to back away from some of his comments about the candidates in this election? Something about making sure Israel had a friend in the WH? Meaning Romney of course?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:06 PM

18. I'm pretty sure that is the Dead Sea in the background,

where people (even men) commonly smear Dead Sea 'mud' on their faces. The minerals in the 'mud' are believed to be good for the skin. In fact, there is a brand by the name of 'Ahava' that sells Dead Sea Skin Care products in department stores and online. Not only in Israel, but here also. Probably in other countries too.
http://www.ahavaus.com/body/deadsea-salt?gclid=CPqpxerV6LMCFYuZ4AodylwAWQ

That said, even if it was just an impromptu pic snapped while the guy was hanging out there at the Dead Sea, it in no way excuses the offensive FB caption. I hope (at the very least) he loses his job over this stunt.



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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

19. Another idiot...

In a world of so many idiots.

Amazing.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:39 PM

22. The picture is fine.

Inserting our Presidents name of course changes everything.

We need to hook this ass up with the Arlington National Cemetary finger flip turd.

They deserve each other.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:44 PM

25. It demonstrates his absolute

ignorance of color since President Obama is at three shades lighter than Boehner.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:03 PM

28. September 29th? What took so long?

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:11 PM

32. Apparently no one knew much about him until there was an article in Gawker

which seems to have been intended as a PR piece, what a great guy he was etc. etc. That attracted attention to him. That's what happens when you are thrust into the lime-light, people start looking at your social media accounts. He should have stayed out of the lime light or had the intelligence to remove anything controversial like this from his FB page. But I guess he didn't think there was anything wrong it.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:09 PM

30. This is F'ed up in so many ways words pale to describe it except fucken asshole! n/t

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:40 PM

33. Who's surprised?

Didn't Israel support the apartheid regime of South Africa? Haven't they ill-treated the staving Ethiopian Jews who fled Ethiopia?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:43 PM

34. Not too bright.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:50 PM

35. drunk meathead military with mud smeared on his face. Israel forces all to serve,this is what u get.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:50 AM

38. He is more than just some drafted 'meathead'.

He is in charge of the IDF's online interactions with the public. His job is basically a diplomatic position.

Not very diplomatic.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

36. This is what happens when you have the Likud party in charge of your country.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:33 PM

44. As well as Mossad. n/t

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:52 AM

37. And he's in charge of the IDF's social media unit.

Apparently FEMA isn't the only organization where "jacking off horses" is qualification for the top spot?

Heckuvajob, Dratwa!

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:22 AM

39. The Ubermensch mentality is still very much alive. Strike up "Ride of the Valkyrie"

"I just love the smell of napalm in the morning, almost as much the sound of the clacking of my own fingers on a keyboard." It sounds like a gattling gun. r-r-r--r-r-r-r-rak



Helicopter gunship attack, 20 mm Gattling guns - Iraq

&feature=related

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:25 AM

40. Our friends the Israelis. nt

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:16 PM

42. Update from lieutenant Sacha Dratwa on his racist facebook posting. - NO APOLOGIES

 

There have been attempts to make use of private photos from my Facebook profile in order to publicly misrepresent my opinions. Due to the amount of public attention I've garnered in recent days I have decided to restrict access to my page, in order to protect my privacy and prevent further cynical use of the information therein.

I am, and have always been, completely candid about my beliefs and have nothing to hide – as reflected by my Facebook profile, which until recently was open to everyone. The aforementioned photos do not reflect my beliefs and have no bearing whatsoever on my position in the IDF.

Sacha Dratwa

https://www.facebook.com/sacha.dratwa/posts/4334188591290

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:32 PM

43. You people dissing Israel better watch it here.

I dissed Israel in a couple of forums here, and got one post voted hidden, and another thread locked.
They said it was against the TOS.
Just a helpful warning.
Some people here seem to follow Israel blindly here, and if you call, or Mossad out, you will be targeted.

Just my experience, YMM

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:39 AM

46. Picked up by the New York Times, ABC, Mother Jones, Daily Mail, Huff Po

 

The social media face of Israel remains covered in mud.

The NYTimes had the most new info including a link to his instagram profile still hosting the photo and more disturbingly "In a comment to an Israeli news site, the officer’s superiors said that because the image was posted on the soldier’s personal Facebook account, it had no bearing on his official role."

From ABC:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/israeli-spokesman-in-black-face-obama-style/

Mother Jones:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/11/sacha-dratwa-post-social-media-facebook

Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238778/Sacha-Dratwa-Israeli-militarys-social-media-chief-branded-racist-posting-picture-Facebook-face-covered-mud-Obama-style.html

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/sacha-dratwa-blackface-idf-spokesman_n_2193129.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

New York Times:
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/israeli-militarys-twitter-warrior-posed-obama-style-in-blackface/?smid=tw-thelede&seid=auto

Israeli blog 972:
http://972mag.com/misspokesman-idf-new-media-officer-poses-obama-style-in-blackface/60907/

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