History Main / BadassIsraeli

8th Mar '17 9:30:31 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Jack West Jr.'' series by MatthewReilly. Stretch was pretty Badass, and he was Israeli (and a [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] {{Expy}}).

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* The ''Jack West Jr.'' series by MatthewReilly.Creator/MatthewReilly. Stretch was pretty Badass, and he was Israeli (and a [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] {{Expy}}).



* The Mossad agent Rosenthol in ''Scarecrow'' by MatthewReilly. He knew everything about everybody.

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* The Mossad agent Rosenthol in ''Scarecrow'' by MatthewReilly.Creator/MatthewReilly. He knew everything about everybody.
28th Jan '17 11:12:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Israelis are badass. No ifs, ands, or buts. They are a [[ProudWarriorRace Proud Warrior Nation]] and it is a national law that each one must have a MomentOfAwesome on his Bar Mitzvah. The polite softspoken Israeli with glasses is a myth. If one miraculously appears, you can count on him being a BadassBookworm. If an Israeli is a villain you can count on him being something cool like an ArmsDealer or [[ProfessionalKiller an assassin]]. Every female Israeli is an ActionGirl [[TheSquadette Squadette]] who ''always'' looks great in her combat fatigues and beret with her Uzi jauntily slung over her shoulder. Every male Israeli is an AcePilot, or a spy for the UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} (their other intelligence agencies are so secretive, Hollywood hasn't heard of them; and anyway no one can beat that name for [[RuleOfCool coolness]]). The Israeli Defense Force does not have a single ObstructiveBureaucrat like, oh, every other army in the entire world. It is too much of a BadassArmy.

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Israelis are badass. No ifs, ands, or buts. They are a [[ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Nation]] and it is a national law that each one must have a MomentOfAwesome on his Bar Mitzvah. The polite softspoken Israeli with glasses is a myth. If one miraculously appears, you can count on him being a BadassBookworm. If an Israeli is a villain you can count on him being something cool like an ArmsDealer or [[ProfessionalKiller an assassin]]. Every female Israeli is an ActionGirl [[TheSquadette Squadette]] who ''always'' looks great in her combat fatigues and beret with her Uzi jauntily slung over her shoulder. Every male Israeli is an AcePilot, or a spy for the UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} (their other intelligence agencies are so secretive, Hollywood hasn't heard of them; and anyway no one can beat that name for [[RuleOfCool coolness]]). The Israeli Defense Force does not have a single ObstructiveBureaucrat like, oh, every other army in the entire world. It is too much of a BadassArmy.
14th Jan '17 10:04:26 PM DustSnitch
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* In the ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' series, Ayana Yacoby is portrayed as a upper to top tier special forces commando, and in the story driven ''Lockdown'' shown to be not only BadAss, but bitchy as well.

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* In the ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' series, Ayana Yacoby is portrayed as a upper to top tier special forces commando, and in the story driven ''Lockdown'' shown to be not only BadAss, badass, but bitchy as well.
25th Dec '16 12:13:29 AM Essex
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*** Since male pattern baldness was not a common issue in those days, it is more likely that he had shaved his head in mourning for the loss of his mentor Elijah, who had been taken away. [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead They were insulting a man who was in mourning, jeering him to "go on up" like what had happened to his teacher.]]
5th Dec '16 9:43:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', Israel becomes a regional military superpower (even more than it is now) because its armed forces contain the most trained and serving women, both relative to its population and in absolute numbers, after the {{gendercide}} wipes out a large chunk of other nations' militaries. Like in real life, many of these women are shown to be inexperienced in actual combat since most women in the Israeli Defence Force are used in support and logistical positions, but they at least possess the training and background experience to maintain a functioning warmachine, at a time when other nations' militaries are totally falling apart. [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Israel has occupied large portions of the Middle East]], and can even project force as far away as the United States, when Alter crosses the Atlantic in an attempt to find the last man. Her soldiers might be inexperienced, but Alter herself is {{badass}} (Also [[AxCrazy psychotic]], [[GeneralRipper obsessed]], [[MoralEventHorizon willing to kill innocent people to achieve her goals]], and [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker looking to die]]]]...but still badass).

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* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', Israel becomes a regional military superpower (even more than it is now) because its armed forces contain the most trained and serving women, both relative to its population and in absolute numbers, after the {{gendercide}} wipes out a large chunk of other nations' militaries. Like in real life, many of these women are shown to be inexperienced in actual combat since most women in the Israeli Defence Force are used in support and logistical positions, but they at least possess the training and background experience to maintain a functioning warmachine, at a time when other nations' militaries are totally falling apart. [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Israel has occupied large portions of the Middle East]], and can even project force as far away as the United States, when Alter crosses the Atlantic in an attempt to find the last man. Her soldiers might be inexperienced, but Alter herself is {{badass}} badass (Also [[AxCrazy psychotic]], [[GeneralRipper obsessed]], [[MoralEventHorizon willing to kill innocent people to achieve her goals]], and [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker looking to die]]]]...but still badass).



* In Series/{{Andromeda}} one of the Nietzchean Prides is named "Sabra". As Nietzchean naming customs always seem to relate to {{Badass}} stuff, they must hold Israelis in high regard.

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* In Series/{{Andromeda}} one of the Nietzchean Prides is named "Sabra". As Nietzchean naming customs always seem to relate to {{Badass}} badass stuff, they must hold Israelis in high regard.
3rd Dec '16 7:50:48 AM Mhazard
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** {{David|VersusGoliath}}. As a teenage shepherd, he had to regularly kill wild beasts that would try to prey on his flock. Then he killed Goliath and became a badass king.

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** {{David|VersusGoliath}}. As a teenage shepherd, he had to regularly kill wild beasts that would try to prey on his flock. Then he collected [[TwentyBearAsses 200 Philistines Foreskins]], [[DavidVsGoliath killed Goliath Goliath]] and became a badass king.king. He's also a WarriorPoet, a portion of ''Literature/BookOfPsalms'' was written by him, which contains his repentance after inventing the UriahGambit as well as a PrayerOfMalice against the nations going after him.
13th Nov '16 12:23:35 PM BlackSunNocturne
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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, Simson above, for example, was not allowed to shave

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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, Simson Samson above, for example, was not allowed to shave
29th Oct '16 6:50:30 PM Fireblood
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** The Yom Kippur War: A partial aversion of this, given that Israel actually got its ass kicked fairy badly during the initial stages of the war. However, thanks to a combination of American arms shipments (without which it is quite doubtful it could have turned the tide as well as it did) and some rather questionable generalship on the Arabs' side, eventually led to Israel making swift gains and achieving a military victory. However, the sheer ferocity of the Arab advance in the beginning coupled with the fact the war really could have gone either way more or less shattered the Israelis' sense of invincibility that they had enjoyed since the end of the 1967 war. While it is sometimes mentioned that Israel was essentially "caught off guard" and attacked while the majority population was fasting, it ought to be noted that the Yom Kippur war also took place during the month of Ramadan, meaning that the Arabs were fasting too, and were doing so for much, ''much'' longer and far more stringent conditions.
* Moshe Dayan, mastermind of the pre-emptive strike in the Six-Day War, complete with EyepatchOfPower.
* Golda Meir, one of the first female heads of state of the modern world (nicknamed "The Iron Lady" before Margaret Thatcher), was involved in the founding of Israel.

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** The Yom Kippur War: A partial aversion of this, given that Israel actually got its ass kicked fairy fairly badly during the initial stages of the war. However, thanks to a combination of American arms shipments (without which it is quite doubtful it could have turned the tide as well as it did) and some rather questionable generalship on the Arabs' side, side eventually led to Israel making swift gains and achieving a military victory. However, the sheer ferocity of the Arab advance in the beginning coupled with the fact the war really could have gone either way more or less shattered the Israelis' sense of invincibility that they had enjoyed since the end of the 1967 war. While it is sometimes mentioned that Israel was essentially "caught off guard" and attacked while the majority population was fasting, it ought to be noted that the Yom Kippur war also took place during the month of Ramadan, meaning that the Arabs were fasting too, and were doing so for much, ''much'' longer and with far more stringent conditions.
* Moshe Dayan, mastermind of the pre-emptive preemptive strike in the Six-Day War, complete with EyepatchOfPower.
* Golda Meir, one of the first female heads of state of the modern world (nicknamed "The Iron Lady" before Margaret Thatcher), was involved in the founding of Israel.Israel, and led it during some very hard times.



* Imi Liechtenfield, a boxer who lived in Bratislava during anti-Semitic riots, developed the close-combat style later called Krav Maga with other Jewish athletes. He emigrated to Israel after the war and became the head of the IDF's physical training program... meaning that everyone in the IDF learns at least some Krav Maga, so they can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERblYO_o0o break people into pieces with their bare hands should the need arise.]]
* Israeli Fighter Pilots are badass not just for their dogfighting abilities and numerous kills. Even within the IDF, the flight schools are considered hardcore and is the most difficult course to join. The top scoring jet ace in the world (the so called "ace of aces") is Giora Epstein, an Israeli. Originally rejected as physically unfit, he fought to get a slot as a fighter pilot after serving for a time as a paratrooper. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he was separated from the other fighters in his group and took on eleven Egyptian [=MiGs=] single-handedly near the Great Bitter Lake. He killed four before running out of targets and fuel. Flying home, he asked the flight controller if there were any more targets he could take on the way.
* In wake of the Transportation Security Administration's decision to start groping airline passengers, many (even at least one Congressman) have called for airline security modelled after what Israel uses at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, citing that their flag carrier El Al is an amazingly safe airline for all the people that want them dead.
* Dr. Ruth Westheimer, before she became a famous sex therapist. She emigrated to Palestine after WW 2 where she joined the Haganah (a Jewish paramilitary force that later became the basis of the Israeli defence forces). Due to her small size (being less than 5' tall), she was trained as a scout/sniper. Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.
* The capture of SS officer Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann had fled to Argentina (like some other Nazis) after the fall of the Third Reich. Undercover Mossad agents tracked him down, kidnapped him on the street in broad daylight, drugged him, and smuggled him out of the country on a commercial airline. Eichmann was taken back to Israel, tried, and became literally the only person in Israeli history to receive the death penalty in a fair trial.[[note]]Aside from Eichmann there was a man named Mordechai Schwarz, who was executed for the murder of an Arab man in retaliation for the murder of Jews in a recent pogrom, but this happened in 1938, before the declaration of independence; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meir_Tobianski Meir Tobianski]], who was falsely accused of treason, tried in a drumhead court-martial without an attorney, and executed on June 30, but, this is not considered a legitimate trial; and other people have been sentenced to death but were pardoned or had their sentence reduced to imprisonment instead.[[/note]]

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* Imi Liechtenfield, a boxer who lived in Bratislava during anti-Semitic antisemitic riots, developed the close-combat style later called Krav Maga with other Jewish athletes. He emigrated to Israel after the war and became the head of the IDF's physical training program... meaning that everyone in the IDF learns at least some Krav Maga, so they can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERblYO_o0o break people into pieces with their bare hands should the need arise.]]
* Israeli Fighter Pilots fighter pilots are badass not just for their dogfighting abilities and numerous kills. Even within the IDF, the flight schools are considered hardcore and is the most difficult course to join. The top scoring jet ace in the world (the so called "ace of aces") is Giora Epstein, an Israeli. Originally rejected as physically unfit, he fought to get a slot as a fighter pilot after serving for a time as a paratrooper. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he was separated from the other fighters in his group and took on eleven Egyptian [=MiGs=] single-handedly near the Great Bitter Lake. He killed four before running out of targets and fuel. Flying home, he asked the flight controller if there were any more targets he could take on the way.
* In the wake of the Transportation Security Administration's decision to start groping airline passengers, many (even at least one Congressman) have called for airline security modelled modeled after what Israel uses at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, citing that their flag carrier El Al is an amazingly safe airline for all the people that want them dead.
* Dr. Ruth Westheimer, before she became a famous sex therapist. She emigrated to Palestine after WW 2 where she joined the Haganah (a Jewish paramilitary force that later became the basis of the Israeli defence defense forces). Due to her small size (being less than 5' tall), she was trained as a scout/sniper. Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.
* The capture of SS officer Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann had fled to Argentina (like some other Nazis) after the fall of the Third Reich. Undercover Mossad agents tracked him down, kidnapped him on the street in broad daylight, drugged him, and smuggled him out of the country on a commercial airline. Eichmann was taken back to Israel, tried, and became literally the only person in Israeli history to receive the death penalty in a fair trial.[[note]]Aside from Eichmann there was a man named Mordechai Schwarz, who was executed for the murder of an Arab man in retaliation for the murder of Jews in a recent pogrom, but this happened in 1938, before the declaration of independence; independence. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meir_Tobianski Meir Tobianski]], who was falsely accused of treason, tried in a drumhead court-martial without an attorney, and executed on June 30, but, this is not considered a legitimate trial; and other people have been sentenced to death but were pardoned or had their sentence reduced to imprisonment instead.[[/note]]
29th Oct '16 6:37:24 PM Fireblood
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* Sayid from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a Iraq version. He is a supreme badass and the most capable fighter among the survivors.
25th Oct '16 7:40:11 AM VPhantom
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* In ''YTheLastMan'', Israel becomes a regional military superpower (even more than it is now) because its armed forces contain the most trained and serving women, both relative to its population and in absolute numbers, after the {{gendercide}} wipes out a large chunk of other nations' militaries. Like in real life, many of these women are shown to be inexperienced in actual combat since most women in the Israeli Defence Force are used in support and logistical positions, but they at least possess the training and background experience to maintain a functioning warmachine, at a time when other nations' militaries are totally falling apart. [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Israel has occupied large portions of the Middle East]], and can even project force as far away as the United States, when Alter crosses the Atlantic in an attempt to find the last man. Her soldiers might be inexperienced, but Alter herself is {{badass}} (Also [[AxCrazy psychotic]], [[GeneralRipper obsessed]], [[MoralEventHorizon willing to kill innocent people to achieve her goals]], and [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker looking to die]]]]...but still badass).

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* In ''YTheLastMan'', ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', Israel becomes a regional military superpower (even more than it is now) because its armed forces contain the most trained and serving women, both relative to its population and in absolute numbers, after the {{gendercide}} wipes out a large chunk of other nations' militaries. Like in real life, many of these women are shown to be inexperienced in actual combat since most women in the Israeli Defence Force are used in support and logistical positions, but they at least possess the training and background experience to maintain a functioning warmachine, at a time when other nations' militaries are totally falling apart. [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Israel has occupied large portions of the Middle East]], and can even project force as far away as the United States, when Alter crosses the Atlantic in an attempt to find the last man. Her soldiers might be inexperienced, but Alter herself is {{badass}} (Also [[AxCrazy psychotic]], [[GeneralRipper obsessed]], [[MoralEventHorizon willing to kill innocent people to achieve her goals]], and [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker looking to die]]]]...but still badass).
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