Archive: Jul 2010

See no evil

30/7/2010
It's springtime for Jew-haters.  This week Oscar winning conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone joined Helen Thomas and Mel Gibson in the swelling ranks of out-of-the-closet celebrity Jew-haters. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Stone said that Adolf Hitler had been given a bum rap and that through "Jewish domination of the media," the Jews have inflated the importance of the Holocaust and wrecked US foreign policy. In the wake of criticism in Jewish circles, on Wednesday Stone's…
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In this week's Tribal Update brought to you by Latma, the Hebrew language media satire site I run, we feature "MK Aziz Abdul Messit" who gives us the rap about how Israel's Arab community operates in the chasm between the Israeli Supreme Court and the Israeli people.    We also feature an inside look at how Israel's brave reporters will stop at nothing to bring viewers all the blood and guts they can dream up.   We are planning to expand Latma's operations into English but to do s…
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 In a much discussed article in the current issue of the American Spectator titled "America's Ruling Class," Prof. Angelo Codevilla describes the divide between those who run the US - the politicians, bureaucrats and policy establishment - and the rest of the country.  He laments, "Never has there been so little diversity within America's upper crust."  In his view, the American ruling class "was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gav…
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You have to hand it to US President Barack Obama. He is relentless. Just when you thought he was shifting gears - easing up on Israel and turning his attention to Iran's nuclear weapons program - he pulls out a zinger.   His recent courtship of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu led some Israelis and supporters of Israel in the US to believe the administration had seen the light. After 18 months, we were told Obama finally realized that contrary to what he had thought, Palestinian statehoo…
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Change has come to the Middle East. Over the past several weeks, multiple press reports indicate that Turkey is collaborating militarily with Syria in a campaign against the Kurds of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Turkey is a member of NATO. It fields the Western world's top weapons systems. Syria is Iran's junior partner. It is a state sponsor of multiple terrorist organizations and a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction. Last September, as Turkey's Islamist government escalated…
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I am travelling in the US now and was offline for the past week. As a result, I didn't have a chance to post last week's Tribal Update from Latma, the Hebrew-language satire website that I edit. So without further ado, I'm posting both last week's show and this week's show here. Last week's show featured Russian leader Vladimir Putin singing about how Russians handle terrorists. Here is the full program.      And here is the outtake clip of Vladimir's song.  &n…
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We are entering troubling times. The conviction that war is upon us grows with each passing day. What remains to be determined is who will dictate the terms of that war - Iran or Israel. Iran has good reason to go to war today. The regime is teetering on the brink of collapse. Last week, the bellwether of Iranian politics and the commercial center of the country - the bazaar - abandoned the regime. In 1979, it was only after the bazaar merchants abandoned the shah that the ayatollahs gained…
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In this week's Tribal Update produced by Latma, we feature an interview with Saed Bluff, Abu Mazen's new spokesman. We also showcase Israeli World Cup soccer coverage and suggest a new job for Noam Chomsky.Enjoy!  
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Two important statements this week shed a light on the nature of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Both were barely noted by the media.  On Saturday the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas gave US mediator George Mitchell a letter detailing a number of concessions that he would make towards Israel in a final peace treaty. These included a willingness to accept permanent Israeli sovereignty over the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's…
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In Britain today, hating Israel has become a valid criminal defense. This week five criminal defendants charged with destroying property valued at some $285,000 at the EDO MBM arms factory in Brighton during a January 2009 break-in were found innocent of all charges. They were found innocent despite the fact that all five admitted to having committed the crime. As the Guardian reported, the defendants boasted in online forums at the time of the incident that their crime was premeditated. It…
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