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19th May '16 4:46:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In a fourth season episode of ''QueerAsFolk'', when a man is bashed on the street, an angry gay man tries to convince the community that they should stop being such "wimps" and defend themselves. The example he uses to protest against gays taking offensive slurs lying down: "Try calling an Israeli a kike! Man, they'd blow your ass right off the ''face of the Earth''!"

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* In a fourth season episode of ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', when a man is bashed on the street, an angry gay man tries to convince the community that they should stop being such "wimps" and defend themselves. The example he uses to protest against gays taking offensive slurs lying down: "Try calling an Israeli a kike! Man, they'd blow your ass right off the ''face of the Earth''!"
11th May '16 3:29:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/ThreeDaysToNever'' by Tim Powers, the Mossad team and they are fighting an equally badass team of evil [[TheKnightsTemplar Templar Knights]], no holds barred, for a secret that possibly could transform the world.

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* In ''Literature/ThreeDaysToNever'' by Tim Powers, the Mossad team and they are fighting an equally badass team of evil [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templar Knights]], no holds barred, for a secret that possibly could transform the world.
27th Apr '16 2:54:08 PM DavidDelony
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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]], 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]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft and sweet on the inside, but tough, thorny and nigh impenetrable outside.
outside]].
26th Apr '16 7:27:07 AM desdendelle
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*** It's generally believed that the reason the US started sending in supplies was because Israel secretly threatened to use nuclear weapons against the Arabs.
9th Apr '16 11:01:11 PM Unityd3v
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** It's generally believed that the reason the US started sending in supplies was because Israel secretly threatened to use nuclear weapons against the Arabs.

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** *** It's generally believed that the reason the US started sending in supplies was because Israel secretly threatened to use nuclear weapons against the Arabs.
9th Apr '16 10:59:42 PM Unityd3v
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** It's generally believed that the reason the US started sending in supplies was because Israel secretly threatened to use nuclear weapons against the Arabs.
22nd Mar '16 9:27:36 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' an Creator/AdamSandler movie [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] and [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]]. Zohan is, simply put, the baddest man alive. His Palestinian rival the Phantom (a man so awesome in his own right that he can walk on the ceiling) is the only man in the world whose awesomeness can even compare, and he still does not come close. Zohan's most badass feat is shown in a flashback when after being captured and having a hand cut off, said severed hand flies up, chokes his interrogator to death and then ''fetches Zohan a drink''. To top it off, [[AgentPeacock he's surprisingly effeminate]]. His dream in life is to be a hairdresser, which he pursues. And he satisfies his customers in every sense of the word. THe story is based on the real Nezi Arbib, though obviously embellished for humor.

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* ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' an Creator/AdamSandler movie [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] and [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]]. Zohan is, simply put, the baddest man alive. His Palestinian rival the Phantom (a man so awesome in his own right that he can walk on the ceiling) is the only man in the world whose awesomeness can even compare, and he still does not come close. Zohan's most badass feat is shown in a flashback when after being captured and having a hand cut off, said severed hand flies up, chokes his interrogator to death and then ''fetches Zohan a drink''. To top it off, [[AgentPeacock he's surprisingly effeminate]]. His dream in life is to be a hairdresser, which he pursues. And he satisfies his customers in every sense of the word. THe The story is based on the real Nezi Arbib, though obviously embellished for humor.
17th Mar '16 12:15:14 AM PaulA
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* In ''Three Days To Never'' by Tim Powers, the Mossad team and they are fighting an equally badass team of evil [[TheKnightsTemplar TemplarKnights]], no holds barred, for a secret that possibly could transform the world.

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* In ''Three Days To Never'' ''Literature/ThreeDaysToNever'' by Tim Powers, the Mossad team and they are fighting an equally badass team of evil [[TheKnightsTemplar TemplarKnights]], Templar Knights]], no holds barred, for a secret that possibly could transform the world. world.
11th Mar '16 9:19:29 PM GrammarNavi
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* Israeli bombshell Yael in ''{{Weeds}}'' takes this in interesting directions, especially in her story about her dead commanding-officer boyfriend; apparently when she brought a man in for a threesome, he shot her in the shoulder, but she admits that if he hadn't she would've thought he was a pussy. Plus this whole speech begins with "Israeli men are so macho."

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* Israeli bombshell Yael in ''{{Weeds}}'' ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' takes this in interesting directions, especially in her story about her dead commanding-officer boyfriend; apparently when she brought a man in for a threesome, he shot her in the shoulder, but she admits that if he hadn't she would've thought he was a pussy. Plus this whole speech begins with "Israeli men are so macho."
22nd Feb '16 10:49:30 AM desdendelle
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* Before modern Israel was created, Jews sometimes achieved a reputation for toughness that belies the JewishAndNerdy stereotype:
** Jewish mercenaries were highly prized during ancient times.
** The Romans needed 12 legions and a comparable auxiliary force to take down the Bar Kokhba revolt. The first time Rome had to use the army dislocated on the Parthian border, that just happened to be the ''best'' troops they had. Using their four best legions, an auxiliary force just as big and reinforcements from allied countries, it took them four years to destroy the Jewish armies and another four to stop the survivors from attacking them. The second time, the Jewish revolt forced them to abandon their campaign against the Parthians when on the verge of conquering them. Given their genocidal approach to revolts and what had cost them the first two times, it just makes sense they'd use overwhelming force.
** [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays Hanukkah]] is the story of a Jewish rebel army led by Judah Maccabee (Judah the Hammer) who staged a successful revolution against the much larger and stronger Syrian Greek empire. The rabbis of the Talmud made the oil lasting for 8 days be the miracle because they didn't like the idea of a holiday about killing people.
** In the 15th and 16th centuries, Jews achieved a reputation for being expert grapplers within the German school of fencing. There were a number of Jewish ''ringen'' masters, including Ott Jud.
** The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in which the Jews who had been rounded up into Warsaw fought back against the Germans. In spite of being severely outgunned, the resistance lasted several months before finally being crushed by the German army. The Israeli Holocaust Memorial day is commemorated every year on the same day as the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
** The Battle of Cable Street in 1938 saw London's Jews mobilising to prevent a pro-Nazi rally marching through a predominantly Jewish area. The British Union of Fascists wanted a provocative march as a method of intimidating Jews. British authorities held that the Fascists had a democratic right to free expression. Lots of policemen were deployed to allow them to march. Local Jewish organisations disagreed and mobilised, putting both to flight and preventing the march, in two days of riots and streetfighting.
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