Archive: Apr 2011

This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet show we produce at Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire site I run, we feature an interview with the wise judge who presided over the panel that acquitted three Arab defendants who beat Arik Karp to death in front of his wife and daughter of murder charges and convicted them instead of manslaughter. We also feature our children's story hour and today we present you with the tale of the eagle who tried to land. We hope y…
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 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's response to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority's peace deal with Hamas would be funny if it weren't tragic. Immediately after the news broke of the deal Netanyahu announced, "The PA must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both." Netanyahu's statement is funny because it is completely absurd. The PA has chosen. The PA made the choice in 2000 when it rejected Israel's offer of peace and Pa…
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If only in the interest of intellectual hygiene, it would be refreshing if the Obama administration would stop ascribing moral impetuses to its foreign policy. Today, US forces are engaged in a slowly escalating war on behalf of al-Qaida penetrated antiregime forces in Libya. It is difficult to know the significance of al-Qaida's role in the opposition forces because to date, the self-proclaimed rebel government has only disclosed 10 of its 31 members. Indeed, according to The New York…
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Last week I was in Washington meeting with lawmakers about recent events in the Middle East. Among other things, I gave brief remarks at the Center for Security Policy national security luncheon on the hill. Speaking with me were Cong. Allen West, an extraordinary man and great American patriot and friend of Israel, and Douglas Feith, the former undersecretary of defense for policy under President George W. Bush. Here is my speech.     Here is Cong. West's speech &n…
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 Today's Turkey is a cautionary tale for the West. But Western leaders are loath to consider its lessons. Ever since Turkey's Islamist Justice and Development AKP party under Recip Tayip Erdogan won the November 2002 elections, Western officials have upheld the AKP, Erdogan and his colleagues as proof that political Islam is consonant with democratic values. During Erdogan's June 2005 visit to the White House, for instance, then-president George W. Bush praised Turkish democracy as "an…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet show we produce at Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire site I run, we present you with the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage and his friends celebrating Passover. We also feature Jamil and Awad, our favorite suicide bombers discussing the new path to victory over the Jews. Here is the entire show.      And here is our Passover clip separately.     And here, just for fun…
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I am in the midst of a speaking tour and so have taken a couple of columns off. But Latma works on! This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet weekly satire show produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website that I lead we bring you Judge Richard Goldstone fresh from his repudiation of his anti-Israel blood libel. We also feature Flock Builder discussing Netanyahu's travel woes and our favorite suicide bombers Jamil and Awad discussing Hamas's investigation of…
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Richard Goldstone's repudiation of the eponymous blood libel he authored in 2009 provides a number of lessons about the nature of the political war against the Jewish state and how we must act if we are to defeat it. Learning these lessons is an urgent task as we approach the next phase of the war to delegitimize us. By all accounts, that phase will culminate in September at the UN General Assembly's annual conclave in New York. As America marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 jiha…
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Wednesday I was featured on IBA's English news magazine Closeup with Leah Zinder. Here's the entire program.     Thanks to Dave Reaboi from the Center for Security Policy for putting it on YouTube. Shabbat shalom!Caroline
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