Archive: Nov 2010

In this week's Tribal Update, the television on Internet program produced by Latma, the Hebrew'language media satire website I run, we discuss Netanyahu's latest bid to freeze Jewish construction for the Obama administration. Jamil and Awad, our resident suicide bombers discuss how to explode in an environmentally friendly way. And as usual, we bring you all the latest news updates we think you should hear. Enjoy. Here is the entire show.    Here is the clip of Bibi chan…
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Crises are exploding throughout the world. And the leader of the free world is making things worse. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just upended eight years of State Department obfuscation by showing a team of US nuclear scientists its collection of thousands of state-of-the-art centrifuges installed in its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. And just to top off the show, as Stephen Bosworth, US President Barack Obama's point man on North Korea, was busily arguing that this revelation…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-internet program we produce every week at Latma, the Hebrew-language satire site I founded, we discuss the dire consequences of saying no to Obama's new demand that Israel ban Jewish construction for another 90 days.We also look into the educational dilemmas facing Palestinian suicide bombers and a whole host of other pressing issues. I hope you enjoy the program.     Latma is funded through contributions to the Center fo…
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must have given Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quite a reception. Otherwise it is hard to understand what possessed him to accept the deal he accepted when he met with her last week. Under the deal, Netanyahu agreed to retroactively extend the Jewish construction ban ended on September 26 and to carry it forward an additional 90 days.  Clinton's demand was "Not one more brick" for Jews, meaning, no Jew will be allowed to lay even one more b…
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Two weeks ago, a Palestinian from Bethlehem was arrested by the US-financed and trained Palestinian Authority security forces. He was charged with "carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state." No, he was not buying uranium from Iran. His purported crime was purchasing wood products from an Israeli community located beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Denied bail by the US-funded PA magistrate's court in Bethlehem, he has been remanded to custody pending the con…
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This week we learned that Nazareth is an al-Qaida hub. Sheikh Nazem Abu Salim Sahfe, the Israeli imam of the Shihab al-Din mosque in the city, was indicted on Sunday for promoting and recruiting for global jihad and calling on his followers to harm non-Muslims. Among the other plots born of Sahfe's sermons was the murder of cab driver Yefim Weinstein last November. Sahfe's followers also plotted to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Israel last year. They torched Christian tou…
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On this week's Tribal Update, the television on internet show we produce at Latma, the Hebrew-language Hebrew satire site I lead, Ronit and MK Abdul Messit plan the Negev Intifada against the backdrop of new riots in the Beduin community. We also present the frustration of the enlightened radical artists who can't get the public to feel anything but contempt for them no matter what they do. Jamil and Awad do jihad yet again but wrestle with the moral dilemmas of killing Jews outside the green li…
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Last month I was invited to South Africa by the South African Zionist Federation. The visit, my first to the country, opened my eyes to the daunting challenges facing the country and its dwindling Jewish community of 70,000 16 years after the end of the apartheid regime. South Africa is a country of paradoxes. On the one hand, it is exhilarating to see the blacks now in charge after their long struggle. On the other, the ruling African National Congress' record of governance is at best a mi…
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to t…
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Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assasination.  As happens every year, the Left marked the day by talking about Rabin's wonderful legacy of peace and how if he had been alive there would be peace today.  Everyone forgets to mention that when he was killed Rabin was reconsidering the entire Oslo process due to the massive increase in terror that Israel suffered after bringing the PLO to the outskirts of Jerusalem.  Every year we remember Rabin…
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