I can just imagine us here. Lying together, watching the falling rain, listening to nothing but its pitter patter and each others soft breathing. You would fall asleep and I would lie with my head in that perfect spot in between your neck and shoulder. Not a single thought would cross my mind other than the beautiful serenity and the beating of your heart.
A Health Ministry inspector poured bleach over pots full of food in a Sudanese restaurant in Tel Aviv Sunday night.
The inspector, from the ministry’s district office for Tel Aviv, was participating in a raid by police and municipal inspectors on illegal businesses owned by African migrants. Altogether, the raid shut down 10 businesses in the city’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood, confiscating their equipment and welding the doors shut. The equipment was then loaded onto vans by other African migrants who had been hired as contract workers.
Many diners saw the inspector pouring bleach on the food, and one, asylum-seeker Aladin Abaker from Sudan’s Darfur region, posted photos of the incident on his Facebook page. He also described his feelings of humiliation.
“Everyone − except the destroyers − was in tears from the humiliation,” he wrote. “The waitress told us, ‘I’ve seen very harsh things in my life, like torture in Sinai, but this humiliated me more than what happened to me in Sinai.”
Abaker accused the inspector of “insensitivity to people and their culture, which sees food as a sacred thing that must be respected,” and said the raid was aimed at “embittering our lives so we’ll return to Africa ‘voluntarily.’”
Altogether, he said, more than 200 kilograms of meat, chicken and fish and over 500 prepared meals were destroyed.
The inspectors said they didn’t know where the meat came from and therefore feared for the diners’ health, Abaker wrote. “We told them: But this is the only place we’ve eaten all our meals for four years now, and none of us ever had stomach problems. Even whites eat here.”
The Health Ministry responded that inspectors had discovered “deplorable sanitary conditions, food stored under unsuitable conditions and temperatures, and food from unknown sources. In order to preserve the public’s health and that of the diners themselves, it was decided to destroy the food immediately. As part of the process of destroying the food, chemicals suitable to this purpose are used. It should be noted that this was a routine process of food destruction that is no different from other destructions of food/meat.”
Tel Aviv’s deputy city manager, Ruby Zelof, said the raids were carried out “to eradicate the undesirable phenomenon of businesses operating illegally, with sanitation and safety problems and illegal connections to electricity and water, and sales of alcoholic beverages without permits.”
Haaretz | Photo credit: Aladin Abaker
Knesset Member Miri Regev — a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud Party — called the refugees “a cancer in our body” and Danny Danon — also a Likud Knesset Member — wrote on his Facebook page referring to the Africans as “infiltrators”. Interior Minister Eli Yishai said the African asylum seekers threaten “the Zionist dream,” adding, “Jobs will root them here.”
- Why is the birth rate in Israel’s Ethiopian community declining? Ethiopian women who immigrated to Israel were coaxed into agreeing to injections of long-acting birth control drugs, or told they would not be allowed into the country
- Israeli woman has her photo taken with Africans, titles the Facebook album: “Late night tour of the Tel Aviv Safari”, captions the photo: “There are no signs forbidding taking pictures with the animals. There were no signs that forbid feeding, but we passed on that.”
Reblogged purely to make Amanda smile.
this is so cool
I knew y’all would have a gif set of this by morning.
he clearly meant white immigrants have substantially lower IQs than native americans and the difference has persisted for 500 years (◡‿ ◡✿)
that smells like books
if you wear this I’ll probably fall in love with you
People were being assholes to beardedmenofcolor for daring to post someone in a turban.
So here’s Gurpreet being awesome
hello yes i do get this question often but my method has changed since last time i posted anything about it, by which i mean i don’t really have a method beyond “draw a shape for the body of the hand and then add stuff”
sometimes it is a circle and sometimes it is a square, it is not very enthralling
i drew the reference above a few months ago, it’s a few things i try to keep in mind, maybe it will help someone
also i just now drew this in like 30 seconds, my drawings are messy & i knew i was gonna be posting this so i had drawing-related performance anxiety while it was happening, but maybe it also will help someone
wait can i take a second to mention gesture and body language? you can have the most immaculately drawn hands in the world and they can still look dead and useless unless you really think about what your figure is doing/trying to convey
check out this thing i drew like a long dang time ago: the hands, they are not well drawn. they are sort of claw-like doodle hand wannabes, it’s nasty. but shit who cares, they are adding to the story, not just hanging there like weird turnips taped to wrists. i just want to say that gesture is sort of more important than cool stylish style ok good night