Archive: Nov 2009

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu weakened Israel this week. And he did so for no good reason.  Thursday's headlines told the tale. The day after Netanyahu bowed to US pressure and announced a total freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria for ten months, Yediot Aharonot reported that the Obama administration now wants Israel to release a thousand Fatah terrorists from prison.  The Americans also want Israel to allow US-trained, terror-supporting Fatah paramilitary…
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During a recent speaking tour in Canada, MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) shocked some of his hosts when he said that his primary goal in politics today is to bring down the Netanyahu government. Although indelicate, Shai's comment was not surprising. Kadima is in the opposition. And like all opposition parties in all parliamentary democracies, the primary goal of its members is to bring down the government so that they can take power.  Given that this is the case, it is unsurprising that until…
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In the past I have shared with you subtitled versions of my work at latma.co.il, the Hebrew language satirical media criticism website that I founded and run. Below is a sketch we produced last week about the Ft. Hood massacre. Please spread it far and wide.      Also, a few weeks ago I posted a version of a sketch we did last month with our regular guest, "Tawil Fadiha, the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage." We produced a musical  sketch following Palest…
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Once again, US President Barack Obama has demonstrated his intention of "putting light" between America and Israel. His hostility toward Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the latter's visit to Washington this week was breathtaking.  It isn't every day that you can see an American president leaving the prime minister of an allied government twisting in the wind for weeks before deciding to grant him an audience at the White House.  It isn't every day that a visiting lea…
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Check out this AP story about how Nidal Hasan was just charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. The notable quote here is Robert Gates' statement at the end about leaks to the press regarding Hasan's ties to an al-Qaida linked imam:  Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he was appalled at news leaks about the   investigation into last week's deadly shootings at Fort Hood. "Frankly if I found out with high confidence anybody who's leaking on the Department o…
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  After watching Obama's speech at the Fort Hood memorial yesterday, I feel I do owe him an apology. That was the first speech I ever saw him give that wasn't all about him. And for this he should be commended. And Michelle was appropriately dressed and coiffed.   But still, there was something missing from his speech. Obama never mentioned the word "Islam." As has been the wont of American leaders since 9/11, at yesterday's memorial, the President, the Army Chief of Staff, the…
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  A couple of days ago I heard the news that George and Laura Bush paid a private visit to the wounded soldiers at Fort Hood. They specifically requested that the base commander not inform the media of their visit. They came. They comforted the wounded soldiers and the Fort Hood community for a couple of hours. And then they left. And they never had their pictures taken saluting the troops or holding their hands.   When I heard the news, I felt this pain that hasn't gone…
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At first glance, this past week seems like a week that Iran's mullahs would very much like to forget. Early Wednesday morning, IDF naval commandos boarded the merchant ship Francop and diverted it to the naval base at Ashdod. There the IDF displayed its cargo of 3,000 rockets and various and other sundry ordnance useful only to terror forces.  The Francop originated in Iran and was intercepted en route to Iran's Hizbullah proxy force in Lebanon via Iran's Arab toady Syria.  A…
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Former ambassador to the UN Dore Gold should probably buy himself a flak jacket. Gold is scheduled to debate Richard Goldstone at Brandeis University next Thursday and the anti-Israel forces are organizing quite a reception for him.  Goldstone, who chaired the UN Human Rights Council's commission charged with accusing Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, has become a darling of the anti-Israel Left in the weeks since his report accusing Israel of committi…
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