Amends Custody Law, Fathers Protest Feminist Conference at Bar
Israel News Agency
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January 8, 2012 ... As the Israel government is now recognizing
that divorced fathers and their children deserve equal rights
as divorced women, a militant feminist conference at the Rackman
Center in Bar Ilan University has caused a fury in Israel. The
anti-male conference was designed to sabotage parental equality
and indoctrinate social workers to treat all men and fathers in
divorce or separation as unfit or dangerous parents.
children's rights organizations vehemently protested it, members
of Knesset tried to stop it, litigation in Texas has been launched
and pleas to the United
Nations (UN) CEDAW rapporteur Rashida Manjoo were sent, seeking
the termination of the organizer Ruth Halperin Kaddari's membership
Center at Bar Ilan University is headed by militant feminist Dr.
Ruth Halperin-Kadari, in close association with another leading
speaker, Dr. Dafna Hacker of Tel Aviv Universitys Gender
Studies program, another militant feminist with strong ties to
the New Israel Fund.
a founder of Itach-Maaki, an organization that recently volunteered
to assist in the legal defense of sadistic man-killer Erika Orbush
groups in Israel state that Halperin-Kaddari and Hacker publicly
encourage women to use children to extort financial benefits from
session at Bar-Ilan was an indoctrination session to train social
workers in justifying parental alienation - PAS, and the use of
sophisticated language to deny fathers parental rights and access
to their children.
Australian male bashing guru Jennifer McIntosh participated by
video conference and tried to persuade Israel social workers that
only mothers connect to children because of "neuron emissions
from the right side of their brains".
There was no discussion of the documented
importance of a father's role in the well being of their children.
session is the unveiling of two committee reports, one on custody
and visitations, and the other on child support. Both committees
announced reforms which the ultra feminist organizations are desperately
trying to sabotage. The second session was attended by the Minister
of Justice, Yaakov Neeman, and the committee chairmen, Dan Schnit
and Pinchas Schiffman.
and mens rights organizations are outraged that such important
conferences are held on the militant feminists home turf,
and will be moderated by the same women who try to prevent any
reform in family law from taking place. Moderator Ruth Halperin
Kaddari has already expressed her position that the tender years
presumption (automatic custody to women) should not be eliminated
and instead stretched out to apply to children and youths until
the age of 18.
In the past, she has been caught falsifying statistical data and
disseminating false results of public opinion polls and surveys.
at the first session, Saviona Rotlevi, was herself in charge of
a sub-Commission on parental equality between 1997-2003. After
six years of deliberations, she refused to issue a final recommendation,
on the ground that she personally thinks that men are not mature
enough to handle tasks of caring for children.
to have been the 9th annual conference held in this format.
previous conferences were secret and the public was not made aware
Members of the pro-family and mens rights organizations
stated: Now we understand why we are being treated with
such immense hostility. Apparently, the Israel Ministry of Welfare
has been training its social workers at the institution where
hatred of men is a form of art."
MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich
(Kadima) has published letters she sent earlier this week to Welfare
Minister Moshe Kachlon and Bar Ilan President Moshe Kaveh, asking
them to rethink the conference, and cancel it. She states that
it is academic hypocrisy to allow only radical male hating feminist
speakers at such important conferences with national impact, and
close the events to speakers supporting parental equality.
is timed to coincide with the release of the conclusions of government
committees that are expected to recommend canceling the Tender
Years Clause that gives mothers automatic custody over young children
in divorce. Israel is said to be the last country in the world
where this presumption is still in effect, and causes a generation
of fatherless children.
notes that the conference is biased and that the social workers
should also be exposed to the views of experts who support the
cancellation of the Tender Years presumption, and the benefits
of joint custody. In divorce cases that involve disagreement over
parenting arrangements, social workers reports and recommendations
are crucial to shaping the courts decision, because family
courts simply so order them without trial.
Bar Ilan Us
militant feminist leadership suffered some setbacks in the past
year, in the wake of growing criticism of its ultra-leftist leanings.
the Australian key speaker who intends to talk about mental
primary caretaker research in Australia, received warnings
from Israeli men's rights activists. In their letters they ask
Ms. McIntish to decline participation in the Israeli Rackman Center
fathers rights organizations in Israel protested both inside
and outside against Australian meddling with the internal affairs
of Israel and the rights of parents in Israel for a happy, peaceful,
loving and caring relationship with their children post-divorce
on an equal basis.
complain that McIntosh has no idea about the ruthless oppression
of men in Israel Courts and by social workers, police, psychiatrists
and even the rabbinical courts, and no idea how prevalent
the contact centers are in Israel. It is enough that
a woman creates a lack of trust situation for the
SW and judges to send normative men to contact centers.
have no idea how many men commit suicide here because of the incitement
of hatred by organizations such as the Rackman Center. You also
have no idea how hate mongering propaganda emanating from the
Rackman Center is being used to suppress the lives of men, and
you appear to willingly join the war against men in Israel.
to the divorced fathers, the conferences were videotaped and will
be used as evidence in a litigation which is already filed in
Texas based on Alien Tort Claim Act (ATCA) on the
allegation that that the McIntosh and the ferocious feminist
organizations incite hatred and perpetrate crimes against humanity
by separating men from their children.
the Israeli fathers told McIntosh: we find that what you
have spoken of, at said conference, is nothing but junk science
and a despicable one as well, dressed up as 'academic research',
when in fact, it is purely hate speech and incitement to commit
crimes against humanity, incitements to perpetuate conflicts between
women and men, incitement for woman to file false domestic violence
complaints to create 'high conflict', and the encouragement of
parental alienation on a grand scale. You and your cohorts have
already given Australia a negative reputation in the international
community and especially here in Israel, since your unfounded,
undocumented and gender bias ideas have no academic substance
Justice Ministry panel called to revoke an archaic 40-year-old
law that automatically grants custody of all children under age
six to the mother. The proposal suggested the law be replaced
with a gender-equal alternative.
submitted last year to the United Nations Committee on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights, the Coalition for Children and Family
(CCF), an Israel non-profit organization vying for fathers
rights, blasted the legislation as blatantly discriminatory
was not for crazy feminist hate-inciting monsters we could have
achieved this change in legislation in 2003, said Daniel
Zer, a father who has not seen his son for more than two years
and who is active in the CCF. This would already have brought
us a whole slew of changes, including in the area of divorces
and the rabbinical courts, which is also a problem for many men.
Zer stated that Schnitts recommendations were not relevant
because it was the states obligation to remove this specific
law because Israels basic laws require equality.
He said that
it was time for Israel to adopt similar measures followed in most
Western countries regarding custody placement.
either needs to be gender mutuality, where the law is simply silent
about the gender of the parent and bases the decision on the best
interest of the children, said Zer. Or there needs
to be joint custody with a two-home presumption.
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