History Main / BadAssIsraeli

24th Feb '18 7:29:41 PM nombretomado
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** {{Samson}} kills a thousand soldiers with the ''jawbone of a donkey''...and [[BondOneLiner follows up]] with a {{pun}}.[[labelnote:*]]It even works in English: "With an ass's jawbone I have made asses of them."[[/labelnote]] He also lifted two-ton doors and took them for a hike, lifted a loom by his hair, tore a lion apart with his bare hands, and, imprisoned, blinded and chained to a wall for his enemies to laugh at, simply yanked the chain hard enough to pull down the entire building.

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** {{Samson}} Literature/{{Samson}} kills a thousand soldiers with the ''jawbone of a donkey''...and [[BondOneLiner follows up]] with a {{pun}}.[[labelnote:*]]It even works in English: "With an ass's jawbone I have made asses of them."[[/labelnote]] He also lifted two-ton doors and took them for a hike, lifted a loom by his hair, tore a lion apart with his bare hands, and, imprisoned, blinded and chained to a wall for his enemies to laugh at, simply yanked the chain hard enough to pull down the entire building.
30th Jan '18 12:54:12 PM lakingsif
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The above is partial TruthInTelevision, since the IDF maintains a more independent, less regimented mode of operation than many militaries, training their units to think on their feet(sometimes though in others the army dissagrees like in the elor azaria case). This, however, also leads to the IDF making mistakes that a more regimented army wouldn't. Oh, and it definitely does have its fair share of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s (any Israeli can tell you about how horribly inefficient the IDF can be), mostly in the form of disgruntled 19-year-olds.

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The above is partial TruthInTelevision, since the IDF maintains a more independent, less regimented mode of operation than many militaries, training their units to think on their feet(sometimes though in others feet (sometimes, though, the army dissagrees like in does disagree: e.g. the elor azaria case).case of Elor Azaria). This, however, also leads to the IDF making mistakes that a more regimented army wouldn't. Oh, and it definitely does have its fair share of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s (any Israeli can tell you about how horribly inefficient the IDF can be), mostly in the form of disgruntled 19-year-olds.
24th Jan '18 10:17:21 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 2010 episode "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed", the Simpsons, Ned Flanders, and others tour Israel. The tour guide (Creator/SachaBaronCohen) is nothing special, but his deceptively cute daughter Dorit (Yael Naim) is this. At one point, she chases down and fights Bart. Sure, he says [[IKnowKarate he knows karate (and does)]], but [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours her Krav Maga is stronger]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades her]] [[GroinAttack groin attacks]]:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 2010 episode "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed", the Simpsons, Ned Flanders, and others tour Israel. The Jakob the tour guide (Creator/SachaBaronCohen) is nothing special, but his deceptively cute daughter niece and assistant Dorit (Yael Naim) is this. At one point, she chases down and fights Bart. Sure, he says [[IKnowKarate he knows karate (and does)]], but [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours her Krav Maga is stronger]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades her]] [[GroinAttack groin attacks]]:
24th Jan '18 10:16:42 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 2010 episode "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed", the Simpsons, Ned Flanders, and others tour Israel. The tour guide (Creator/SachaBaronCohen) is nothing special, but his daughter (Yael Naim) is this. At one point she chases down and fights Bart. Sure, he says [[IKnowKarate he knows karate (and does)]], but [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours her Krav Maga is stronger]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades her]] [[GroinAttack groin attacks]]:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 2010 episode "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed", the Simpsons, Ned Flanders, and others tour Israel. The tour guide (Creator/SachaBaronCohen) is nothing special, but his deceptively cute daughter Dorit (Yael Naim) is this. At one point point, she chases down and fights Bart. Sure, he says [[IKnowKarate he knows karate (and does)]], but [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours her Krav Maga is stronger]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades her]] [[GroinAttack groin attacks]]:
13th Jan '18 11:39:09 AM mooneylupin
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The above is partial TruthInTelevision, since the IDF maintains a more independent, less regimented mode of operation than many militaries, training their units to think on their feet. This, however, also leads to the IDF making mistakes that a more regimented army wouldn't. Oh, and it definitely does have its fair share of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s (any Israeli can tell you about how horribly inefficient the IDF can be), mostly in the form of disgruntled 19-year-olds.

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The above is partial TruthInTelevision, since the IDF maintains a more independent, less regimented mode of operation than many militaries, training their units to think on their feet.feet(sometimes though in others the army dissagrees like in the elor azaria case). This, however, also leads to the IDF making mistakes that a more regimented army wouldn't. Oh, and it definitely does have its fair share of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s (any Israeli can tell you about how horribly inefficient the IDF can be), mostly in the form of disgruntled 19-year-olds.
14th Dec '17 1:43:44 PM WillKeaton
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*** This was justified by that the group of over 50 mocked him for having no hair, which in that culture was THE sign of power, Samson above, for example, was not allowed to shave

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*** This was justified by that the group Those young toughs, of over 50 which there were 50, mocked him for having no hair, which in that culture was THE sign of power, power. Samson above, for example, was not allowed to shaveshave.
14th Dec '17 1:42:06 PM WillKeaton
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Israeli-born Jews' preferred nickname for themselves evokes the same trope. ''Tsabar'' (pl. ''tsabarim'') -- borrowed into English as "sabra" -- are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia cactus fruits]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft and sweet on the inside, but tough, thorny and nigh impenetrable outside]].

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Israeli-born Jews' preferred nickname for themselves evokes the same trope. ''Tsabar'' (pl. ''tsabarim'') -- borrowed into English as "sabra" -- are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia cactus fruits]], fruits,]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft and sweet on the inside, but tough, thorny and nigh impenetrable outside]].
26th Nov '17 5:52:12 PM nombretomado
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Related to IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles. Can loosely apply to non-Israeli Jewish characters who are as tough as shoe leather, at least if their Jewishness is played up enough. Can often be TruthInTelevision too, as evidenced below.

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Related to IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles.UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles. Can loosely apply to non-Israeli Jewish characters who are as tough as shoe leather, at least if their Jewishness is played up enough. Can often be TruthInTelevision too, as evidenced below.
23rd Aug '17 12:35:29 PM MasterFuzzy
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** Gadot is not only a model and actress, she received military training as part of her mandatory 2 years of service in the IDF. She attributes her gun training and willingness to perform her own stunts to why she was chosen for the Fast and Furious franchise and is currently lined up to play Wonder Woman.

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** Gadot is not only a model and actress, she received military training as part of her mandatory 2 years of service in the IDF. She attributes her gun training and willingness to perform her own stunts to why she was chosen for the Fast and Furious franchise and is currently lined up to play later played Wonder Woman.



* Actress Creator/GalGadot's main acting credit has been her role as Gisele Yashar in the ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast and Furious]]'' franchise. When she was announced as being the first actress to play Franchise/WonderWoman on the big screen, the reaction was overwhelmingly, vehemently negative due to her thin frame, with accusations thrown at WB and DC Comics for wanting an unhealthy model rather than a "real woman". Those people likely did not know that while she is a model, Gadot performed all her own stunts in ''Fast and Furious'', received military training as part of her mandatory two years of service in the IDF, was a fitness trainer for said military, can handle guns and in addition to the martial arts she already knows, immediately began training in jiu-jitsu, capoeira and sword fighting. Also, she attributed her training as a main reason why she landed her role in ''Fast and Furious'', a stunt-heavy franchise.

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* Actress Creator/GalGadot's main acting credit has been her role as Gisele Yashar in the ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast and Furious]]'' franchise. When she was announced as being the first actress to play Franchise/WonderWoman on the big screen, the reaction was overwhelmingly, vehemently negative due to her thin frame, with accusations thrown at WB and DC Comics for wanting an unhealthy model rather than a "real woman". Those people likely did not know that while she is a model, Gadot performed all her own stunts in ''Fast and Furious'', received military training as part of her mandatory two years of service in the IDF, was a fitness trainer for said military, can handle guns and in addition to the martial arts she already knows, immediately began training in jiu-jitsu, capoeira and sword fighting. Also, she attributed her training as a main reason why she landed her role in ''Fast and Furious'', a stunt-heavy franchise. Her stunts in ''Wonder Woman'' probably put even more critics to rest.
9th Aug '17 10:44:29 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* ''Series/MadMen'' referenced this in an episode where executives of the company try to learn about Israel while considering how to pitch it as a tourist destination. All they can figure out on their own is that the women are attractive and have machine guns. When asked for her opinion on Israelis, a New York Jew can only advise Don Draper not to cross them.

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* ''Series/MadMen'' referenced this in an episode where executives of the company try to learn about Israel while considering how to pitch it as a tourist destination. All they can figure out on their own is that the women are attractive and have machine guns. When asked for her opinion on Israelis, a Rachel Menken (a New York Jew Jew) can only advise Don Draper not to cross them.
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