Archive: Feb 2011

It was a stunning moment of moral clarity. As the South Vietnamese refugees clambered onto rickety boats in the South China Sea to escape the victorious Communists, the American Left that orchestrated the US defeat through a sustained campaign of propaganda and fake calls for peace stood silent. As Pol Pot, the "progressive" dictator tortured and murdered a third of his people in Cambodia, the leftists "peace" activists in the US and Europe who never saw a US military operation that was jus…
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On Wednesday night, Israelis received our first taste of the new Middle East with the missile strikes on Beersheba. Iran's Palestinian proxy, the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood known as Hamas, carried out its latest war crime right after Iran's battleships entered Syria's Latakia port. Their voyage through the Suez Canal to Syria was an unadulterated triumph for the mullahs.  For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran's warships sailed across the canal with…
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This week on The Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet show produced by Latma - the Hebrew-language media satire website I run, we bring you the world premiere broadcast of the Arab democracy anthem.  It is sung by the Egyptian MInister of Conspiracy Theories Halil Majnoun, the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage Tawil Fadiha and Tunisian revolutionary Daoud Shufuni. We also bring you a report from the UN Security Council where the world powers are springing into action to…
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On Sunday night Latma was awarded Israel Media Watch's Abramowitz Award for Media Criticism. It was a terrific ceremony. Most of the Latma crew was present.Here is a still photograph showing Minister of Communications Moshe Kahlon and IMW prize committee member Dalia Zelikovich giving us the prize. Here is an interview I did for Arutz 7 explaining Latma's work and our mission.    Here is IMW President Prof. Eli Pollack explaining the what the award is about.   Final…
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For better or worse, each passing day the Middle East is becoming more unstable. Regimes that have clung to power for decades are now being overthrown and threatened. Others are preemptively cracking down on their opponents or seeking to appease them. While no one can say with certainty what the future will bring to the radically altered Middle Eastern landscape, it is becoming increasingly apparent that US influence over events here will be dramatically diminished. This assessment is…
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Here is the nursery rhyme Ode to Muhammad from yesterday's Tribal Update.Enjoy, distribute and post far and wide!   Below is the clip that inspired our poem. See the triumphant, liberal democrats of Tunisia in the Western clothes calling for the annihilation of the Jews outside Tunis's Great Synagogue. Don't you feel inspired?  
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Among the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian revolution has been the significance of the widespread violence against the foreign media covering the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them? And why have Western media outlets been so reticent in discussing the significance of their own reporters' brutalization at the hands of the Egyptian d…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-internet satire show produced every week by Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website I founded and edit, we feature outgoing IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's "modest" farewell from the army. Inspired by the demonstrators in Tunisia who shouted Khaibar, Khabair ya Yahoud etc in a demonstration "celebrating freedom outside Tunisia's Great Synagogue, we composed an ode to Muhammad the great and merciful warrior. …
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One of the first casualties of the Egyptian revolution may very well be Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. The Egyptian public's overwhelming animus towards Jews renders it politically impossible for any Egyptian leader to come out in support of the treaty.  Over the weekend, the junta now ruling Egypt refused to explicitly commit themselves to maintaining the treaty. Instead, under intense American pressure they sufficed with stating that they would maintain all of Egypt's internationa…
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