IDF Soldier Eden Abergil and “The Best Time of My Life”

Here are some of the pictures posted by former Israeli officer, Eden Abergil on Facebook.  Eden was posing with Palestinian civilians who had been arrested at a crossing between Gaza and Israel.

Comment is superfluous in this case.

The following comments appeared with this picture:

Adi Tal: “You’re the sexiest like that…”

Eden Abergil: “Yeah I know lol mummy what a day it was look how he completes my picture, I wonder if he’s got Facebook! I have to tag him in the picture! lol”

Shani Cohen: “LOL you psycho… I wonder who’s the photographerrrrr”

Shani Cohen: “Eden… he’s got a hard-on for you… lol for sure!!!”

Eden Abergil: Lol no honey he’s got a hard-on for youuu this is why you took that picture lol you took my picture!!!!”

LOL indeed.

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The military slammed Ms Abargil’s behaviour.

‘This was shameful behaviour by the soldier. In light of the fact that she was discharged last year, all of the details have been turned over to the commanders for further attention,’ an official army statement said.

The images were first broadcast on Israeli public television late on Monday, prompting an angry response from rights campaigners.

‘This reflects an attitude which has become the norm and consists in treating Palestinians like objects, not like human beings,’ said the head of the Israeli Committee Against Torture, Yishai Menuchin.

I don’t know who it was, either Moshe Dayan or Golda Meir who was former premier of Israel who said that Palestinians were cockroaches or four legged beasts.Israel with the backing of it’s sponsor the US is allowed to commit all kinds of atrocities against the Palestinians. Saint “yes we can”, “change you can believe in” – the corporate creation called Obama is no different than Bush.When Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza, Saint Obama gave permission for arms shipments to Israel.

Yes. They taught this – or something like it, usually built around “smite” or something like it.
Don’t look to religion for answers.

It took me some hours to come up with a half civilised comment on these pictures and “lols”. What came to mind at first would have get me banned from the Bock Empire. Or not.

Apart from being it a female Israeli soldier, it’s the female part in it which irks me most – a complex thing.

1: A woman who needs to humiliate men (or women, though not in this case) – start again, a woman who needs to humiliate other human beings to have a great time and to impress her peers or for whatever reason, has in my opinion no right to call herself a human being. She is a bully and has a serious problem.

2: A woman who is forced (in Israel alone to my knowledge!) into an aggressive male profession, as in the army, becomes more testosteronized than the guys – just to compete and to show how tough she is. If she succumbs to it, she only shows she is a weakling and not the superior being as women claim to be.

3. Any army is based (and trained) on dehumanising the “enemy” – remember the atrocities of the US-soldiers in Iraq (Al Ghraib), and their pictures, and especially the woman involved. Basically you can find this in every war in history. Only recently there is the internet where soldiers and bastards and bitches can show off their disgusting spoils.

4. All of the above tries to put it in worldwide military context but is in no way meant to excuse what this girl did. I’m sure that these humiliating incidents are happening wherever there is a war.

5. In a way we should be grateful what this airhead shalom-soldier did. Because it happens all the time: People, innocent or not, civilians, ordinary human beings are treated as animals by the ruling state, army or classes.
But only because it’s a girl, or young woman, who did it, it’s a scandal.

6. Which, conclusively, shows that the concept that women can’t be cruel and have more compassion is fundamentally wrong. Every human being abuses power as soon as they have a grasp on it. Female or not. And believe you me, women, once on a mission, can be worse than men.

7. On a very mean note: I wonder what this girl would do, if she ever has to endure the same treatment: bound, blind-folded and sexually demeaned. I’m sure, if a female Israeli soldier would be photographed like this, a certain part of the world would start an international campaign.

As I said, I very complex situation…

Somebody should let this chick know she’s a year or two behind the fashion. But if she starts striping them naked and laughing at their dongs we’ll know she’s catching up.

A little peak into the majority Jewish Israeli psyche. It doesn’t bode well.

But (he says, trying to find a little light in a dark place) at least a significant minority of Jewish Israelis do not think like this.

I misquoted Golda Meir, former Prime minister of Israel. She did not call the Palestinians cockroaches. I got mixed up. It was Raphael Eitan, former chief of staff, Israeli defense forces who in 1983 said this:

“When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it, will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle”.

“The Palestinians are like crockodiles, the more you give them meat , they want more”.
Ehud Barak, speaking while Prime Minister of Israel in 2000.

“The Palestinians are beasts walking on two legs”. This was a quote from the mouth of Menachem Begin, former Prime minister of Israel speaking in 1982.

“There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed”. This is aquote from Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking in 1969.

Such a horrible, vicious,racist apartheid country.

This is bazaar when put into context with a recent event in Israel. Two weeks ago a Palestinian man was sentenced to 18 months in jail for having sexual intercourse under false pretenses with an Israely woman. The man had told her he was a Jew and the woman went to bed with him. All fine so far. Until the woman found out he had lied and was actually an Arab. Wow! Man uses lies to get woman into bed. Stop the press. Perhaps the men in the picture can sue Ms Abergil for posing as a soilder.

@ Carrig. I disagree that you think ” Any army is based (and trained) on dehumanising the “enemy” Oliver Cromwell (seen as the father of the modern army) did not see his goal as de-humanising the enemy. In fact, Cromwell wanted to share power with them. His reason for fighting was for fairness. What subsequent armies have done may be fucked up, but I don’t think that de-humanising is the goal of an army.


Darren. Problem is, There is no ” context ” because that type of thinking does not abide well with Apartheid.
Many humane and intelligent Israeli Jews were horrified by the pics on facebook, However many supporters of Eden Abergil put up their own facebook page in support of her.
The pics are a visual onslaught of what has been going on for year’s, The IDF will not treat a Palestinian with the remotest degree of even detatchment, They will be meted out the most abhorrant behaviour that can be bestowed on a human being, While being mindful of ” bad press ” and ” over stretching ” of the massive Israeli propaganda machine.

Pope Epopt. Thank you for the link, Even though it is so upsetting.
It’s so dissapointing that Obama has proven to be so weak in his handling of this crisis, His message to Netenyahu to halt building by settlers has been totally ignored with no consequences.

Damo, thanks for post number 9. Great to see an Irish teenager joining the fight against terror. Congratulations to young Campbell, from the Rebel County.

The Rebel County, which gained its name as a result of supporting Perkin Warbeck in the Wars of the Roses. Not exactly the kind of rebels we’re used to singing about with fourteen pints in our gut.

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