Israel Admits Ethiopian Women Were Given Birth Control Shots

Talila Nesher, Haaretz, January 27, 2013

A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.

Health Ministry Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu has instructed the four health maintenance organizations to stop the practice as a matter of course.

The ministry and other state agencies had previously denied knowledge or responsibility for the practice, which was first reported five years ago.

Gamzu’s letter instructs all gynecologists in the HMOs “not to renew prescriptions for Depo-Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment.”

He also instructed physicians to avail themselves of translators if need be.

Gamzu’s letter came in response to a letter from Sharona Eliahu-Chai of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, representing several women’s rights and Ethiopian immigrants’ groups. The letter demanded the injections cease immediately and that an investigation be launched into the practice.

About six weeks ago, on an Educational Television program journalist Gal Gabbay revealed the results of interviews with 35 Ethiopian immigrants. The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community. According to the program, while the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia they were sometimes intimidated or threatened into taking the injection. “They told us they are inoculations,” said one of the women interviewed. “They told us people who frequently give birth suffer. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.”

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  • IstvanIN

    The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community.

    Bravo Israel!

    • 48224

      “The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community.” Being from Detroit, I dare to dream of similar policies for all low IQ, welfare, unproductive types in the US.

      • blight14

        Indeed, when people dare utter the name Margaret Sanger, you can be assured the teeth gnashing will begin….I submit that Ms Sanger was correct….

        • MarcusTrajanus

          And it’s the (Christian) right that wails about “black genocide”at the hands of the evil, racist Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger. With friends like that who needs enemies?

          • kjh64

            It’s not like Planned Parenthood forces Black women at gunpoint to go there. Black women go there of their own free will.

      • nissan

        ethiopians are good poepol

    • Bill

      But if WE tried to do this in OUR country, the same ethnic tribe would be organizing massive protests and riots. They have also built a fence to keep blacks out and are deporting blacks…but when we want to do the same on OUR border, the same ethnic tribe would likewise rant and rave against our racism. Hypocrites Christ called them, and hypocrites they still are.

      • Vonhauer

        No, its not the same people. That “ethnic tribe” also condemns Israel. Only ONE country stood by South Africa when the entire West condemned them. Israel.

        • eduard

          Hogwash. It was the jews who was instrumental in breaking down the segregational policy (apartheid), it was the jews who stabbed the whites in the back while hugging them, and it was the jews who left the country asap after the blacks took over. The only country who stood by the Boer people throughout history was the Germans.

          • seek

            You’re misreading Vonhauer’s point. He meant only Israeli Jews, not Jews outside of Israel.

          • Vonhauer

            Correct. Israel and SA also worked together on their nuclear programs. Israel backed the apartheid government. Germany wet nursed its growing Muslim enrichers. At some point you have to just ignore the conspiracy nut jobs.


            Hogwash indeed.

          • Vonhauer

            “By 1987 Israel found itself alone among the developed nations in still maintaining strong, even strategic relations with apartheid South Africa.”

            “Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi wrote in 1988 that the alliance between South Africa and Israel was one of the most underreported news stories of the past four decades and that Israel played a crucial role in the survival of the apartheid regime.[21]

            Israel’s collaboration with Apartheid South Africa was mentioned and condemned by various international organizations like the UN General assembly (several times since 1974).[22]”


            It went much deeper behind the scenes….

            Germany, on the other hand, became the poster child for political correctness.

          • curri

            All the Jews in the US Congress at that time were pro-Israel and anti-South Africa. Israel had good relations with RSA because they would pay no price with the American Empire covering for them.

            The BRD (Germany) has been a colony of Harvard since 1945. See Paul Gottfried and Mencius Moldbug (both Jewish) on this.

          • Svigor

            Haha, it’s fun playing with the Zionists when nobody’s around to save them.

          • josh

            You’re such a dumb feck.

          • I am impressed with Israel just hearing this. Good for them. I just wish jews in NYC and LA would quit being America’s enemy.

          • josh

            The govt of Israel does whatever is in its best interests. It was a pariah among many of the same 3rd world dregs as was SA. So what? So what?You think they had some kind of love for the aafrikaners? They “love” US dont they? their best friend? they dont hesitate to murder us if it pleases them,you goddamn Zionist Christian jackass. The jews IN SA acted acc to type. they wrecked the place. And scrammed. many went to Israel which welcomed them warmly. many went to Western israel,where they could make money safe and sound. And lo and behold! Why why these poor immigrunts,poor dears,so mistreated. weve got to help them against the rayciss whites….

          • Svigor

            Your point is irrelevant. I’d elaborate, but the mods would delete it.

          • josh

            Keep in mind the SA Jews were refugees from Latvia ,from whence they had been kicked out,for-no doubt-the usual crimes.They came a crawling hat in hand,Oh wont you take us in,please? And the typical Vonhauers no doubt bleated,”jews!!!!!!! Gods people! so hard working!! Yes! yes! we’ll take you in dear ones! And nurture you and comfort you!! You dont like Jews??? BAH! Just jealous of the wonderful fellows!! let them in!” And the result was….

          • Svigor

            More to the point, Diaspora Jewry and Israeli Jewry are BFFs. The former works to stop European populations from even thinking about doing anything for themselves that the latter does for itself. And both groups love each other.

        • josh

          Imbecile. We hear about how the mexies will keep providing cheap labor. So the rich are behind immegration. But the huge staggering ocean of latinoes here and those coming cant possibly find jobs;its more-much more-than labor surplus. Its a racial genocide–of white people. When reagan put the knife in our backs,we were 83% of this nation. NOW we are about 60% and dropping. If this goes thru what will be the nest level:from reagan to Obama to…what?? My God!!!?? Its YKW billionaires who gave $100 million to Sierra Club to shut up about immigration. Its Sheldon Adelson who gave million$ to Newt–and then Mitt–to push immegration. What do you think Adelson IS??When will the scales fall from your eyes,fool. Vonhauer,Vonhauer,why do you persecute your own people??

          • This is why I do not like the jews, for what they have done to the USA. I promise you all that when the other shoe falls off in our economy and we are homeless, hungry, and discouraged (disenfranchised as well) we will, in the USA, have a weimer moment.

        • Bill

          What does SA back in the 70’s have to do with the hypocrisy of Jews on the two subjects I listed over the last three decades? Nothing. And in fact, your illustration merely shows their hypocrisy on THAT issue – bombs for Itzhak, but not for Mohammed. They’ll give technology to a “pariah” nation IF that nation will sell them refined uranium which nobody else would and they didn’t have. Yet, when other nations try to do the same they blow up those facilities in those nations. Don’t get me wrong – Iran with the bomb purely frightens me.

        • StillModerated

          The RSA had gold, and the DeBeers/Oppenheimer diamond mines. That was Israel’s sole interest.

        • Svigor

          No, the tribe doesn’t condemn Israel. Your point is irrelevant. I’d elaborate, but the mods would delete it.

    • John

      “A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.”

      If only the United States government was as forward-thinking back before the civil right’s era.

      China practices very advanced eugenics. Israel practices eugenics. India practices eugenics. The Muslim world practices eugenics. Even sub-saharan Africa, still living in the pre-stone age, practices eugenics by actively killing as many Whites as possible and never punishing the savages who murder Whites. North America and Europe, ripe with declining White societies, are comprised of the only nations on Earth that actively and passionately pursue dysgenics — and the governments of those nations enjoy the full support of a plurality of Whites who race to the polls to completely endorse dysgenics and their own dispossession.

      • Svigor

        As Istvan points out, the people who do all the “forward-thinking” in Israel are bosom buddies with the people who prevent all the “forward-thinking” in the U.S.

    • JackKrak

      I wish the Israeli Health Minister could have stepped to the microphone at the news conference and said “Yes, we did it. And?”

  • Lewis33

    Does anyone deny that this would have been a much bigger story if it had happened to Ethiopians as they entered Belgium or England? We wouldn’t here the end of it, Bono would be camped out in their front yards…

    • 48224

      True, I wonder if the Jews will pay the Africans reparations?????
      We should take a lesson from our Jewish friends….what they did was smart.

      • josh

        Jewish “friends”?? You need to take LOTS of lessons,fool. Are you ther type of mouth-breathing,effeminate,promise=keepr idiot that thinks jews are Gods representatives on earth? The type of voodoo nut that says when you look at a jew you’re looking at God??

    • Cannot Tell

      Back when I was a liberal and a vehement denier of HBD, I emailed Racialicious, an “anti-racism” blog and told them about what Israel is doing to the Ethiopians in their country. They never posted an article about it. I only ever noticed articles about Gentile white on non-white “racism” on that blog. Maybe it’s the case that under the dominant “anti-racism” doctrine Jews cannot be perpetrators of racism?

      • Katherine McChesney

        Racialicious isn’t anti-racism…it’s clearly anti-White.

        • Svigor

          Anti-racism is anti-white (racism).

      • Joseph

        Whenever Israel does something and the west deigns to question it, the response is always: “We have a right to exist!” or “We have a right to defend ourselves!” and then we’re done with the discussion.

        Whites cannot make these claims.

    • Liberalssuck

      Yep. Liberals and anti-white bigots don’t have a problem with nonwhites suffering, provided it’s not white gentiles harming them. When I point this irony and inconsistency out to liberals who only care about blacks when a white person does them wrong (and not about the massive amount of black on black violence) they have lost their temper with me. I’ve even lost some liberal friends because of it. Oh, well. I speak my mind and I don’t care if it costs me anymore.

      • MarcusTrajanus

        I don’t know any “liberal” (in the US meaning of the term) who doesn’t hate Israel.

        • curri

          Every Jew in the US Congress-with the exception of Eric Cantor of the GOP-is a liberal democrat. They all support Israel.

          • Svigor

            Yeah, if “liberal Jews” (but I repeat myself – sorta*) in the US “hate” Israel, I don’t want to see what love looks like.

            *The term is a misnomer; liberal Jews are liberal the same way blacks and mestizos are liberal – i.e., phony liberals joined to the liberal coalition out of racial/ethnic self-interest.

        • PesachPatriot

          This is because most of the low information liberals in the USA think the middle east would be a disneyland of peace and happiness without Israel and its stubborn insistence on existing….they can barely identify most of the countries on the map or name their leaders, but they are somehow experts because they took a course at some community college. They don’t realize that not every place on this planet can be as nice and safe and stable as the United States.

        • Svigor

          Funny how it’s all about race, until we get to the Jews. Then it’s all about “liberalism.”

          Half-way race-realists, afraid to go the distance.

      • More and more people are waking up. It’s about time.

    • nissan

      yes i do becuz ethiopians are good peopol whan did you ever see on the new ethiopians doing something bad never becuz they good poepol ther is no crime in isreal today no gangs no drugs not even in ethiopia or eritra

  • pcmustgo

    Who’s to say these women “didn’t know what they were taking”, what shot they were getting? Say’s who?

    So stop giving Depro-vera if you “think” these Ethiopian women don’t understand the concept of birth control.

    Sounds very wishy-washy to me.

    “Gamzu’s letter instructs all gynecologists in the HMOs “not to renew prescriptions for Depo-Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment.””

    • MarcusTrajanus

      If they don’t understand “the ramifications of the treatment” they really shouldn’t be having children.

  • dhs

    This article shows that Feminism is a greater threat to Israel’s existence that Islamic Fundamentalism, much greater.

  • bigone4u

    A sane, rational racial policy in the USA would require all welfare recipients to get the same birth control shots that Israel uses. Add immigrants granted amnesty to that list as well.

    • IstvanIN

      Want welfare? Permanent sterilization for both mom and dad, and I mean irreversible.

    • tickyul

      NOPE, a sane policy would be NOT bringing 3rd-9th world refugees to the USA.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Absolutely. Every welfare bum should have to use birth control for as long as they’re on the dole.

      When the ACLU and other liberal bedwetters complain our reply will be “That’s the Israeli way. How dare you anti-semites criticize them!”

  • MarcusTrajanus

    “The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline
    over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian
    community.” A 50-percent decline? How high was their birth rate to begin with?

  • Packer

    Well, they WERE innoculations. The Israeli’s are stupid (more than can be said for the “West”.)

  • Packer

    Correction: The Israelis ARE NOT stupid. Sorry, should have proof read.

  • zimriel

    I read recently – right here on AmRen – that China’s government was running a yousheng policy (yousheng is exactly Chinese for eugenics, “goodbirth”). This was the article quoted from Geoffrey Miller, Edge, January 17, 2013. Israel even more than China understands that it requires brains and ethnic solidarity to survive.

    Trajanus might have touched on an important truth here. These sterility shots were partly to limit Ethiopian births, but mostly to limit stupid and weak Ethiopian births. The women who didn’t fall for it and resisted it are the women Israel needs; the others, not so much.

    • MarcusTrajanus

      I don’t think Israel needs any Ethiopians, hell, I think Ethiopia would be better of without Ethiopians.

  • StillModerated

    “He also instructed physicians to avail themselves of translators if need be.”

    Considering that the Ethiopians have been there since the mid-1980s, and that said women have failed to learn Hebrew after nearly 30 years ought to be grounds for immediate repatriation.

  • baltasar almudárriz

    They don’t waste any time with PC over there in Yisra’el.

    • Svigor

      “PC for thee, but not for me.”

  • Katherine McChesney

    These are the immigrants from Operation Solomon. The supposed descendents of Biblical Israelites. They had some dubious rituals they practiced similar to the Hebrews. I’d imagine they’re now regretful they ever imported them.

  • Joseph

    We should be doing this at the US border and every free clinic and welfare office. Get a shot, then go to station 2 to pick up your welfare/food coupons.

  • Vonhauer

    We need to be handling our immigration problems just like Israel does. Only be totally upfront about it. Tell the Ethiopians no anchor kids will be happening here. Get in line for your shots.

  • brengunn

    Oh, the irony of it all. Not to mention the hypocrisy.

  • tickyul

    Why…..why on earth bring Ethiopians to The Promised land……….DOH!!!

  • NorthernWind

    Israeli’s are so hardcore. A model we should emulate if we care at all about the future of our society…

  • Lost

    How come it seems a large population of the jews with power in this country seem to be termites eating at the foundation of this country (and other western countries) yet the
    Jews in Israel seem quite practical? I have personally dealt with Jews I have
    worked besides for years and most, I thought, were fine (not outright screaming
    PC but maybe just push button democrats like the NY Irish of yesteryear)…I worked very closely with an Orthodox Jew and he was a fine family man and would not allow his children to watch television….maybe a better man than I will ever be. And yet, for their population numbers, it seems a jew is at forefront of feminism (Steinem), immigration reform (Celler),
    huge aid to Israel (AIPAC), “civil” rights (heading NAACP for decades)…I will not even mention the % of media outlets outright owned or run by a jew…hollyweird. I am having a hard time reconciling these 2 aspects of jews both great (family man/conservative) and the corrosive element. I understand whites can be leftists…I understand this but for percentage of population and the power this small percentage holds I am very curious of this “tribe” and how the majority of this “tribe” thinks about Europeans. Is it common to be raised to hate Europeans (us against them) or is it just a leftist indoctrination that starts early? Thank you.

    • PesachPatriot

      I’ll give you my two cents on the american jewish community. The reason for the overwhelming democrat party voting patterns is because of FDR…if it wasn’t for him getting involved in WWII there wouldn’t be any of us left. Some of the more religious jews as well as the small business owners have started voting republican over the last 30 years or so. My personal opinion is that both parties are hopelessly corrupt and useless at this point.

      I grew up in the north in a majority white town and the overwhelming majority of us are educated in the american public school system where most of our friends and teachers are gentile whites. My best friend in the north is from a very old line wasp family….I was lucky enough to attend middle school before everything went full PC revisionism…some of the older generation(70 plus years old) still has some hard feelings toward germans from germany but most of the younger generation does not….go see how many BMW’s and Mercedes Benzes are parked in synagogue parking lot on a sabbath or holiday. In my book its pointless to be mad at foreigners over something they had nothing to do with. There isn’t a single german my age who ever did me wrong.

      I think political beliefs in our demographic mostly boils down to surroundings…blue state jews who live in gated communities with wealthy gentile liberals share the same views, those of us who live in the red states share many of the same views as our conservative neighbors. I consider myself an independent constitutionalist….i’m pretty socially liberal when it comes to plants and gays, but conservative when it comes to crime, immigration and welfare, and isolationist when it comes to foreign policy…we need to get this place in order instead of running around the planet paying world police with money we don’t have. I hope this clarifies things for you somewhat

      • Lost

        Thank you for your input. It is appreciated.

      • kerrysmith

        I’m not so sure you can ascribe quite so much influence to FDR. I live in Toronto and my understanding is that Communism was quite popular among poor Jewish immigrants here from the 1920’s-1940’s, at least among the non-religious ones, but as their fortunes improved their political views mellowed somewhat (though of course there were some incorrigible Reds); anyway, the upshot was that some former Jewish communists ended up as Jewish liberals, and have remained so, passing the tendency on to younger generations. Perhaps the same overall dynamic was at work in the American Jewish community?

    • Svigor

      How is this hard to understand? Diaspora Jews and Israeli Jews work hand in glove. They both follow ethnocentric policies, i.e., “is it good for the Jews?”

      Promoting liberalism in the diaspora is good for the Jews. So that’s what they do in the diaspora. Promoting national socialism in Israel is good for the Jews. So that’s what they do in Israel.

    • Tucker

      Svigor stole my thunder. But, allow me to add that Whites have every moral and legitimate right to adopt the same no-nonsense racial preservationist approach to how our nations are organized and run as do the Israelis. But, in order to do so – we absolutely MUST purge every last (a) White race traitor and (b) White race wimp from the ranks of our White elite leadership.

      A few White race traitors: Juan McCain, LIndsay Graham, the entire Bush Family, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum,. Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, Rick Perry, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, the entire Faux News Team, Ron and Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin, and a number of others.

      A few White race wimps: Tom Tancredo (an America that is 40% Hispanic would not be a problem. said he to Alan Colmes), Lamar Alexander, Jan Brewer, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter (Ann actually has more testosterone on the topic of race than any of the other White males previously listed).

      Purge the race traitors and race wimps, replace them with outspoken leaders like Jared Taylor or Keith Alexander or James Edwards and that’s when we will turn this thing around and start our final push for our exclusively White Ethnostate.

      • Svigor

        Haha, the mod stole it back.

  • Jackryanvb

    “The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community. ”

    Jack replies:

    Jews in Israel seem to do just about everything right regarding live or die I migration, race issues…. Jews in America seem to do everything wrong on immigration, race issues.

    • Svigor

      Nope. They both do everything right. They just have a definition of right that follows “is it good for the Jews?”; “is it good for the whites?” doesn’t enter into it.

  • shattered2012

    The utter hypocrisy between what Jews support for Israel and what they agitate for in the U.S. is astounding. The same Jew who supports Israel’s conservatism across the board agitates for the most radical leftist positions for the U.S..

    • Svigor

      Correct. It’s not enough to just recognize that American Jewry promotes liberalism and prevents ethnopatriotism in America, and that Israeli Jewry promotes ethnopatriotism and prevents liberalism in Israel; one also must recognize that American Jewry helps Israeli Jewry in pursuit of its goals, and vice-versa.

  • Gereng

    That certainly makes sense. They see what blacks have done to their doggy, America. But it seems they are caving in on a perfectly good program. I’ll bet they REALLY regret saving those “people” and bringing them to Israel.

  • Svigor

    This comments thread has been duly whitewashed by the mods so as not to talk too much about YKW.

  • Israel can do such things, so why do jews say that the white man can’t do like wise?

  • kjh64

    The Ethiopian women were furious because they were all ready to give birth to their little welfare checks. Why is Israel letting Blacks in? The problems Blacks as a whole create far outweigh any benefits.

  • Michael Gray

    I wonder what kind of dramatic effect it had on the crime rate?
    I think they have every right to put them on birth control….. if the Ethiopeans don’t like it, they can go back to their wasteland and procreate.