Archive: Jul 2011

This week on The Tribal Update, the weekly television on internet program produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website I run, we bring you a wide array of subjects to chew on and laugh about. First and foremost, we bring you a new musical perspective on the "social justice" protesters demanding the destruction of capitalism in Israel and Bibi's head on a platter. In case you haven't been following, a consortium of the New Israel Fund, various other leftist pressure group…
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Last Friday morning, Anders Breivik burst onto the international screen when he carried out a monstrous act of terrorism against his fellow Norwegians. Breivik bombed the offices housing the Norwegian government with the intention of murdering its leaders. He then travelled to the Utoya Island and murdered scores of young people participating in a summer program sponsored by Norway's ruling party.  In all, last Friday Breivik murdered 76 people. Most of them were teenagers. Althou…
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Shortly after Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister Recip Erdogan came to power in 2002, he began undermining Turkey's strategic alliance with Israel. Erdogan officially ended the alliance last May when he sent the IHH, an al Qaeda-aligned, Turkish NGO affiliated with his Islamist AKP Party to lead the pro-Hamas flotilla to Gaza. Aboard the Mavi Marmara, IHH members violently attacked IDF naval commandos who boarded the ship in order to prevent it from breaking Israel's lawful maritime blockade…
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Sunday I gave an interview to Josh Haste on his hasbara hour program at Israel National Radio.Here's the link to the interview.
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The past month has been a difficult one for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestinians (UNRWA). First Palestinians in Hamas-controlled Gaza held mass protests against the agency's attempt to change its name to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees. Conspiracy theories claimed the name change was part of a secret plan to end the Palestinians' refugee status so as to block their demand to "return" to Israel. UNRWA officials explained repeatedly to the public…
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 Saying that Israel faces daunting challenges today and that those challenges will multiply and grow in the near future should not be construed as a partisan or ideological statement. Rather, it is a statement of fact. It is also a fact that the greatest dangers facing Israel stem from President Barack Obama's rapid withdrawal of the US from its position as the predominant power in the Middle East on the one hand, and from Iran's rise as a nuclear power and regional power on the other.…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television on internet show brought to you by Latma, the Hebrew language media criticism site I run we bring you an inside look at the non-political tent city of young Tel Avivians that has captured the imagination of the non-political media. We also bring you MK Abdul Messit discussing the Knesset Ethics Committee's decision to suspend MK Hanin Zuabi from the Knesset for three weeks due to her participation in last year's terror flotilla to Gaza. En…
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Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Europe this week seeking to convince the Spanish and Norwegian governments to support the Palestinian bid to sidestep negotiations with Israel and have the UN General Assembly recognize Palestinian sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem in addition to Gaza. The Palestinians know that without US support, their initiative will fail to gain Security Council support and therefore have no legal weight. But they believe that if they push hard enough, Israel…
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It was seven months ago that Mohammed Bouazizi, a vegetable peddler in Tunisia set himself and the Arab world on fire. The 26-year-old staged his suicidal protest on the steps of the local city hall after a municipal inspector took away his unlicensed vegetable cart thus denying him the ability to feed his family of eight.  Most depictions of the Arab revolutions that followed his act have cast them as struggles for freedom and good government. These depictions miss the main cause of t…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television on internet satire show brought to you by Latma, the satirical, Hebrew language media criticism website I run we bring you the woes of the mighty Beduin, the princes of the desert, that Israel humiliates with its expectation that they will pay their water bills.We also bring you Peace Now's finest protesting the newly passed anti-boycott law in typical Peace Now fashion. Enjoy!    Latma  is funded through contributions to t…
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