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Is Bar Refaeli a Threat to Israel’s Image?

The answer, according to the IDF, is yes

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Bar Refaeli on Italian GQ Cover(IndyPosted)

As a former Non-Commissioned Officer at the Israel Defense Forces’ Spokesperson Unit, I am always proud to see my old military alma mater do good, and was thrilled this week to see the spokesman himself, Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai, cannily identify a real and oft-ignored threat to Israel’s security and general well-being: Bar
Refaeli.

In what must have been the slowest news week in the IDF’s history, Mordechai took the time to write an angry letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and protest Refaeli’s inclusion in a new hasbara video promoting Israel. The supermodel, wrote Mordechai, didn’t serve in the army, and should therefore be shunned from all official Israeli productions and publications.

“The IDF is actively working, in recent years and in various ways, to promote the virtue of military service and to fight the phenomenon of draft-dodging,” read the letter. “Even though hasbara campaigns are not the IDF’s purview, there is room to consider the negative message such a campaign sends to Israeli society by appointing Bar Refaeli, who did not serve in the IDF, as an official representative of Israel.”

Congratulations, then, to the IDF for taking such a strong and clear-headed position on this important matter. And since you guys seem to be so concerned with Israel’s image, other thing you might want to keep out of any official publication include other beautiful people, the beach, sunshine, hummus, laughter, and democracy, none of which have anything to do with promoting the army’s goals.

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was there or is there any other Israeli that did (promoting Israel image) Better that Bar Refaeli??? i don’t think so , and the IDF needs a good image .

Poupic says:

You are so off your rockers! Israel never had one day it did not need to defend itself from Arab terror. Anyone finding a way not to do their obligation and serve in the IDF should not get any benefit, be employed by the state of Israel they avoided doing their obligation for. The IDF in the case is right on the money! All Rafaeli is promoting is her tits, not Israel anyway. My IDF ID 266 379.

Papa493 says:

Do they take women into the IDF if they’re anorexic?

julis123 says:

She should actually be in jail for lying to get out of her army service. I put in 3 years and so did my children. Why shouldn’t she?

Reptilian2012 says:

Refaeli is not anorexic, there is law that prohibits the employment of anorexic models.

And add that Superbowl kiss to her list of offenses…

MY DEAR SLOW-TO-UNDERSTAND FRIENDS: The IDF is not troubled by the message sent to the world by having Bar Rafaeli represent Israel, but rather by the message that choice sends to Israeli youth.

Got it?

silverbackV says:

I’d be good with keeping hummus out of any publication.

disqus_F95mrFR33K says:

The writer has no clue what point the general was trying to make. It must have been a slow news day at his organization for him to pull this stilted twist on it.

Poupic says:

You are of course satoum! Rephaeli doesn’t deserve to get any job with the Israeli government because she did not do her duty. Got that? Using her for hasbara is saying you too do not need to serve.

Phill says:

Arab terror?!?! Maybe if Israel didn’t keep swanning around like a whale in a tiny little puddle, maybe if Israel didn’t keep executing innocent people for differing political beliefs, maybe if Israel didn’t increase their borders every time they see a bit of sand that they want they wouldn’t get attacked because then, Israel wouldn’t be doing things to get attacked over?

bondsteel says:

A threat to Israeli image is Israel itself

obmed1 says:

I can give you two reasons.

obmed1 says:

Second thought; How do you know that Ms Refaeli is not a Mossad agent? She is placed in an ideal situation for an intelligence officer.

obmed1 says:

She is probably a Mossad agent you idiot. With assets that those she can get anyone to talk. Now keep your mouth shut.

She’s too hot for you idiots anyways…

What about the Israel govt STEALING land that rightfully belongs to the people they are killing on a daily basis. America is the DEVIL and ISRAEL is the Devils WHORE

When religious people don’t go to the army it’s a mitzvah, when bar Rafael’s doesn’t go it’s treason….

What the hell are you talking about? Israel has steadily ceded to Arabs most of land it captured in 1967. The great bulk of captured territory went to Egypt in exchange for peace, as did another sizable piece of real-estate handed over to Jordan as part of the peace deal with that country. The Palestinian Authority was given control over much of the West Bank and Gaza in the Oslo agreements, and Gaza was evacuated unilaterally. As for “differing political opinio0ns” – yes, Israel disagrees with the opinion “I like to fire rockets into Israeli cities”.

“Killing on a daily basis”? What are you smoking?

Natan79 says:

What a surprise, Liel Leibovitz likes a cold bitch who couldn’t care less about Israel – just like himself. I knew Liel Leibovitz at Columbia. He’s stupid and dishonest man with a long past of helping anti-Semites. He’s as valid an Israeli as a three-dollar bill. The closest Israelis he comes to are Cahrles Enderlin, Gilad Atzmon, Israel Shahak and Gideon Levy – all individuals who have made “journalism” careers from supporting killers of Jews. Leibovitz is slightly less ideologic but more of an aggressive asshole than these (if possible).

The fact that Leibovitz teaches journalism instead of, say, selling falafel at a street corner, says everything about journalism today. (It says something positive about selling falafel though.) It is no surprise that Liel Leibovitz likes Bar Refaeli – a bimbo with the brain of a donkey and heart of a tiger, she too is stupid and aggressive.

Natan79 says:

You little shit, you’re a pimp, eh?

Natan79 says:

A threat of human intelligence and decency is bondsteel himself.

Natan79 says:

Easy with glue, boy.

Natan79 says:

She is no Mossad agent. She is a stupid bimbo with nasty streak.

Natan79 says:

Exactly. She’s a cold and stupid bitch with three priorities in her life: Refaeli, Refaeli and Refaeli.

Natan79 says:

Israel is full of beautiful and accomplished girls. Why the IDF chose this imbecile bitch is impossible to understand.

obmed1 says:

sounds like an excellent cover story. No one suspects.

tntntn says:

Another “forum” for jew haters/antysemits?

fred lapides says:

can you not take your venom to a free press in an Arab land?

fred lapides says:

stop it…I dated her and she is a sweet, loving, kind, hottie..enough

bondsteel says:

Truth hurts hm,you have to admit it if you are a real jew but you feel very proud of yourself

greg says:

It’s easy for the spokesmen to be troubled, it’s obviously harder to simply do something about it…

why
won’t the IDF prosecute bar over the fraud (yes, fraud) under Israeli
military law which she committed to falsely get out of the conscription,

plus they can recoup some of her earnings in that time period (which she had to give anyway had she done the time)… that would send a clear message to the Israeli youth…but that’s hard i guess

Imran…go toss a few palesto-simian brothers off some rooftop, please!

Krejoe says:

It is not a crime to be beautiful. No jealousy please.

Ronald Bitting says:

The only threat to Israel is Neatpoophead……….

hyperbolic says:

Ignorance is a bless.

The IDF is only troubled by inconvenient facts. AIPAC makes sure that we never hear about them.

Afraid of a comment?, I guess your bravery comes from my tax money.

war criminals

Morrissey says:

All the beautiful supermodels in the world can’t make up for this kind of “image problem”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3DIrXd33SI

Morrissey says:

“…helping anti-Semites”? Judging by the hysterical tone of your post, I take it that “anti-Semite” is a technical term for anyone who opposes the crimes and atrocities carried out by the Holy State.

Morrissey says:

You write like a hater of women.

Morrissey says:

Apart from Israel’s internationally condemned siege of Gaza, people are being killed in the Occupied Territories nearly every day.

Sometimes by IDF bullets, and sometimes by people like this….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aer15LAU1Z8

Morrissey says:

You’re a funny fellow. Not.

solly61 says:

oooooooooo a new “mr” or is it “ms” irrelevant! nothing to say and lots of free time to say it!

solly61 says:

“executing people” …….oooooooooo Coo Coo!

bondsteel says:

…whatever

texasaggie says:

“The Palestinian Authority was given control over much of the West Bank and Gaza in the Oslo agreements” but when has Israel ever observed the Oslo agreements? Do you really not have a clue as to what is happening in the West Bank right now?

texasaggie says:

I believe that is exactly what the author said, “In what must have been the slowest news week in the IDF’s history, Mordechai took the time to write an angry letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and protest Refaeli’s inclusion in a new hasbara video promoting Israel.”

omar.rocks@earthlink.net says:

Oy, such trouble i can live with

Do you think that Israel is running the affairs of Nablus, Jenin, Jericho, etc.? What planet do you live on?

Sorry, but you are full of crap. it is very rare for a West Bank Palestinian to die in a confrontation with Israelis. If you think it happens on a daily basis, name just 20 West-Bank Palestinians killed in confrontations with Israelis in the course of 2012 (actually, I think the number less less than five, but I’m hedging my bets!)

It’s a Bar Mitzvah!

Robin Taylor says:

Her grandparents came from Italy, Lithuania, and Poland. That’ s where the good genes come from!

rr3A says:

Bar Refaeli is one of the most beautiful woman in the world….we believe is a positive influence on Israel….don’t over think things…..Israeli woman are known for their beauty…..

Israel has never executed ‘innocent people’. In fact, the only person it has ever executed was Adolf Eichmann. Remember why? Rant all you like, Israel does operate through democracy and the law. Being sour about that is no excuse.

When have the Palestinians ever observed the Oslo accords? Maybe there was something wrong with the way they were drafted.

When Israel provides aid missions to foreign countries, is it being the Devil’s whore? When it saves the lives of Palestinians in its own hospitals, is it then the Devil’s whore? When Israeli medicine saves lives the world over, is it still the Devil’s whore? When Israeli technology makes the quality of life better for people in Africa or Latin America, is it the same Devil’s whore? You need to get your values sorted out, and possibly sever your own connections with the gentleman in horns.

abebird says:

This is the less important issue I ever saw here, so why taking it so seriously?

abebird says:

You can save your $$$$ for yourself. Tell Obama.

abebird says:

Assad and his rebels are are absent here. Find your place in Jiheinom (Hell in Arabic), you’ll find them there.

abebird says:

You are troubling yourself with your nonsense.

abebird says:

Well said Natan !!!

abebird says:

Falsetinian proPALganda Shit !!!!!

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