Archive: Oct 2010

In this week's Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet satire show produced each week by Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website I edit, we bring you Jamil and Awad's marvelous jihad adventures. We also celebrate the great Tom Friedman's recent visit to Israel and we bring you to the border with Egypt where we celebrate this year's 10,000th illegal alien.   Latma is funded through contributions to the Center for Security Policy in Washington. If you would like to support our effor…
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On Tuesday, US voters are set to repudiate US President Barak Obama's agenda for their country. Unfortunately, based on his behavior in the face of a similar repudiation last January, it is safe to assume that Obama will not abandon his course.  Last year, in an attempt to block Obama's plan to nationalize healthcare, Massachusetts voters elected Republican Scott Brown to the Senate. Brown was elected because he pledged to block Obamacare in the US Senate.  Rather than heed t…
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Sorry to all of you for not being in touch. I was in South Africa for the past week on a lecture tour sponsored by the South African Zionist Federation that brought me to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.  It was an extremely enlightening experience for me and hopefully I'll find the time to sit down and write about it in detail.  For now I will suffice with the following observations. South Africa is a country of extreme paradoxes and the status of South African Je…
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On last week's show, one of our sketches was a satirical expanation of Pallywood in light of the latest move to fabricate a story in which Israelis are portrayed as heartless beasts who run over children. Here it is as a separate item.Please disseminate far and wide! 
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 Israel's opposition leaders spent the past week trying to prove their relevance. On Tuesday, both former prime minister Ehud Olmert and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of wrecking Israel's relations with the US. Both Livni and Olmert claimed that Netanyahu is taking a knife to Israel's most valuable alliance by refusing to bow to US President Barack Obama's demand that the government extend the ban on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria for an additiona…
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This week at the Tribal Update, the television on internet show produced by the Hebrew-language media satire site Latma that I edit, we expose the story of global media theater. We also report on the newest trend among style conscious Tel Avivians.  Enjoy!   Latma is funded through contributions to the Center for Security Policy in Washington. If you would like to support our efforts, you can contribute to our efforts by clicking here. It takes you to the online con…
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Yesterday one of my readers forwarded me a blog post written by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and asked me to comment on it. In truth, I rarely find much point in reading Goldberg's self-absorbed writings.  Goldberg has carved out a little niche for himself. Many years ago he wrote two stupendous pieces for the New Yorker about Hizbullah and ever since he has been paying the ideological price. The Left, which Goldberg clings to for dear life isn't particularly interested in…
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David Be'eri is either much admired or much hated, depending on how you feel about Israel and Jewish heritage. Be'eri is the founder and head of the Ir David Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to excavating, preserving and developing biblical Jerusalem, the City of David. When Be'eri began his project in 1986, the City of David, located just opposite the Old City, was in shambles. Former excavations were hidden beneath heaps of garbage and debris. Owing to his efforts, tod…
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11/10/2010
This week on the Tribal Update, the satirical webcast produced weekly by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I run, we bring you a behind the scenes look at how Obama and his advisers arrived at their decision to have the President visit Israel next month. We also bring you an interview with EU representative Johann Phlegmat who discusses the EU's dilemma in adding Hezbollah to its list of terrorist groups. We also have an in-depth report on the unfounded allegations t…
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In the latest episode of the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical news broadcast produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical website I run, we present an inside look at Iran's sophisticated aerospace industry in an interview with Captain Kirkian, the Captain of Iran's Starship Gondiprise. We also bring you an interview with the Israeli director of the Oscar-nominee for best documentary for his hit film Five Broken Gatekeepers. He is joined by his patron, the Palestinian Minister of Uncont…
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