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TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate
AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | October 12, 2013 | TIA GOLDENBERG

Posted on 10/15/2013 10:07:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

JERUSALEM — The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel — but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride.

The puppets, named Sheka and Teka in Hebrew, have appeared in ads for the state-owned Israel Electric Corp. for more than a decade. Israelis have long playfully questioned whether they might be gay. But the arrival of a baby puppet in the new campaign set off fresh speculation about their sexual orientation.

(Excerpt) Read more at myrtlebeachonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel
KEYWORDS: napl
Pic of the happy "family" at source. Please don't post - AP image.
1 posted on 10/15/2013 10:07:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket"



2 posted on 10/15/2013 10:10:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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ridiculous


3 posted on 10/15/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Slings and Arrows

Meanwhile, in the real world of power and electricity, you need to have a male and female connector to make a connection.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 10:12:31 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is the one in the middle lady gaga?


5 posted on 10/15/2013 10:14:01 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Is the one in the middle lady gaga?

No, Lady Gaga has a bigger [CENSORED].

6 posted on 10/15/2013 10:15:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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what is it with the AP and their obsession with reporting about faggots, fudgepackers and ass munchers?


7 posted on 10/15/2013 10:16:38 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Meanwhile, in the real world of power and electricity, you need to have a male and female connector to make a connection.

Maxwell's Equations are homophobic!

8 posted on 10/15/2013 10:16:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

As much as Israel truly is God’s people, social liberalism has always been much more of an issue there than it is in the US. At least I had thought so. I had thought that in terms of how socially liberal one is, most people in NYC, SoCal or Mass would be considered average in Israel.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 10:24:10 PM PDT by freedom462
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10 posted on 10/15/2013 10:29:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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The only mildly good news is that this kind of crap will be gone in 2050 due to demographics.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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Feygellas? Oy vey!


12 posted on 10/15/2013 10:51:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: freedom462

IMO, Israeli culture is very European - not surprising, consider how many European refugees settled there. Add in the secular vs religious attitudes, left vs right, Sephardim vs Ashkenazim, etc, and it’s...interesting.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 10:57:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Oy gevalt!


14 posted on 10/15/2013 10:58:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Gee<. Like Jewish puppets designed by Hitler-TV,

Go figure.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 11:00:18 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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Well, not that bad. But the one in middle...that boy ain’t right.


16 posted on 10/15/2013 11:02:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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With all those jaggies...

...definitely not straight...

17 posted on 10/16/2013 7:11:36 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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18 posted on 10/16/2013 7:41:06 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: max americana

Journalists used to be trained to avoid their own bias. Not so the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. NLGJA. Bias and agenda is what they are all about all day long, every day.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 9:01:28 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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