Arresting elderly Mothers? Israel fails to respect mothers, contrary to Jewish stereotype

May 24, 2011 | Al Bawaba

A religious culture that adulates the mother figure, Judaism is known in popular culture for its strong Jewish Mother, founded on theological precepts that follow the maternal bloodline. The Israeli states unlike regional neighbours grants citizenship through the maternal line.
A religious culture that adulates the mother figure, Judaism is known in popular culture for its strong Jewish Mother, founded on theological precepts that follow the maternal bloodline. The Israeli states unlike regional neighbours grants citizenship through the maternal line.
Israel detains mother of senior Hamas official

Arresting an infirm aged mother should go against everything Israel holds dear – in a culture that reveres motherhood, as popular culture reminds us of the Jewish mother myth. Popular culture propagates a notion that has roots in the motherhood figure in Judaism being the bestower of identity- religion, nationality.

“Israeli forces arrested Monday morning the mother of senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri after raiding her home in Aroura village near Ramallah.”

Source: Occupied Palestine  (Thank you Al Bawaba for mentioning!)





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