Archive: May 2010

 These words are being written before the dust has had a chance to settle on Monday night's naval commando raid of the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla of terror supporters. The raid's full range of operational failures still cannot be known. Obviously the fact that the mission ended with at least six soldiers wounded and at least ten Hamas supporters dead makes clear that there were significant failures in both the IDF's training for and execution of the mission. The Navy and other releva…
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The Democratic Party is feeling the heat for US President Barack Obama's hostility towards Israel. In an interview with Channel 10 earlier this month, Democratic Party mega-donor Haim Saban characterized the Obama administration as ideologically aligned with the radical Left and harshly criticized its treatment of Israel. Both Ma'ariv and Yediot Aharonot reported this week that Democratic congressmen and senators are deeply concerned that the administration's harsh treatment of Israel has c…
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In this week's Tribal Update from Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website I edit, we interview Brazilian President Lula da Silva about his recent nuclear pact with Iran. Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak also paid a visit to our studio to discuss how his decision to remove IDF forces from southern Lebanon has paid off. Enjoy!Caroline  
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Courtesy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday Israel will again be the target of a jihadist-leftist propaganda assault. A flotilla of nine ships which set sail for Gaza from Cyprus earlier this week is scheduled to arrive at our doorstep. The expressed aim of the flotilla's organizers is to unlawfully provide aid and comfort to Hamas - an illegal terrorist organization. Since it seized power in Gaza three years ago, Hamas, which is openly committed to the genocide of…
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In this week's Tribal Update from Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website that I edit, our anchors Ronit and Elhanan discuss Holland's "abandonment" of Israel, Elvis Costello's decision to cancel his concert in Israel and much much more. They also exposed a new organization RA or Aight-wingers anonymous and get an update on what's new in the Israeli children's book market this summer. Enjoy!   
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On Thursday the South Korean government did something important. It told the truth about North Korean aggression. On March 26, a North Korean submarine attacked a South Korean naval corvette with a torpedo. Forty-six South Korean sailors were killed in the unprovoked attack. And on May 20, the South Koreans ended all ambiguity about the nature of the attack and placed the blame where it belongs. In its write-up of South Korea's statement, The Los Angeles Times assessed that South Korea's ac…
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 Last week Lebanese commentator Tony Badran published an article on the Now Lebanon Web site discussing the Iranian way of war. In "The shape of things to come," he discussed the significance of the breakup of a Hizbullah cell in Kuwait and the deportation of Hizbullah agents from Bahrain. Badran explained that like the Hizbullah ring arrested last year in Egypt, the Hizbullah cells in Persian Gulf states demonstrate how Iran uses Hizbullah to extend its regional power. Badran noted th…
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FORTY-THREE years after the Jewish people liberated Jerusalem, our capital has never been under greater assault. But it has also never been more energetically defended by an indignant Jewish people - in Israel and throughout the world.  Last week Makor Rishon reported that US diplomats have been "showing interest" in all Jewish construction plans in the capital. Ambassador James Cunningham and Jerusalem Consul- General Daniel Rubinstein have met repeatedly with relevant government mini…
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In this week's Tribal Update from Latma, the Hebrew-language Hebrew satire website that I run, Elhanan and Ronit interviewed Marir Katan, (Little Bitter Man), our Correspondent for Cynicism Facilitation and asked him about his thoughts as we marked Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day on Wednesday. They also hosted Judge Richard Goldstone in our studio and discussed with him the latest revelations that as a judge in apartheid South Aftrica, he sentenced dozens of blacks to death.    &n…
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In the following clip, you see David Horowitz from the Freedom Center asking a Muslim student activist at UC San Diego if she supports Hizbullah's aim of eradicating Jewry from the face of the planet. And this smooth-talking human upholstery board - sporting a drapery and a tablecloth - said yes. So there you have it.       Add that to the Muslim student assault on Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks at Uppsala University in Sweden - to the ringing calls of Alla…
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