I think differing perspectives may be getting confused here. From what I assume was a joke about Israel's practices (tho' I've never been, I've never heard that Thai slaves are alleged to be held there), someone may have wanted to call attention to the fact that Thai and other far eastern women (as well as others) are indeed subjected to passport revocation and slave-like conditions in various countries. I have read various accounts of this practice, which plainly is not funny and may have motivated someone to write about it in earnest without recognizing that it had been mentioned in the context of a fictional Israeli connection.
Or maybe there's something else altogether going on, and I just missed it. But I assume that posters to this forum know that, if they are going to make spectacular allegations, they will be welcomed (I believe) only in rough proportion to the extent that they are backed up with something tangible. That's why I assume the predicate allegation was a joke. Others will perhaps clarify their meanings.
In a message dated 4/7/2003 11:10:16 AM Eastern Standard Time, Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>In a message dated 4/7/2003 11:24:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>[log in to unmask] writes:
>> Source (and destination) varies. [Hi Nancy, does a parenthesis change
>> the number of the submect?) The most usual form of enslavement is
>> confiscate the woman's passport on arrival. She usually can't speak the
>> language of the nation she finds herself in, and can easily be terrified
>> of the law. Other sources than Thailand are Kosovo, Bulgaria, former
>> Soviet Republics. I have a fairly complete account of it around
>> someplace but can't remember which journal (or which e-mail post) its
>Can someone tell me if they are joking with me or do they really think that
>the Israelis are luring Asian women into their country to be maids and