Archive: Oct 2011

This week on the Tribal Update, the television-on-internet media satire review produced by Latma, the Hebrew language, satirical media criticism website I run, we bring you an interview with the IDF commander who was tasked with planning a rescue mission for Gilad Schalit. We also feature an interview with pop star Aviv Zefet describing the personal sacrifice he had to make due to Schalit's return home. And that's just for starters. I hope you enjoy the show, post it on your blogs and forwa…
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It was a normal Shabbat afternoon in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood. Children were outside visiting with their friends and playing in the empty streets. But the tranquility of the scene was destroyed in a moment, when a Palestinian terrorist crept up on 17- year-old Yehuda Ne'emad and his friend and began stabbing Ne'emad in the abdomen and shoulder. Ne'emad's neighbor, a 12-year-old girl, told reporters that there but by the grace of God both she and her six-year-old brother would have als…
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This week I gave an interview to Sara Lehman at The Jewish Press about Latma. I think it came out great. Here's the link. And here's the text:  'WE WANT TO BREAK THE LEFTIST MONOPOLY ON PUBLIC DISCOURSE IN ISRAEL': AN INTERVIEW WITH POLITICAL ANALYST CAROLINE GLICK By: Sara Lehmann  Date: Wednesday, October 26 2011  Laughter really is the best medicine. Caroline Glick, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post and senior fellow for Middle Eastern A…
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 Gilad Schalit is home. And that is wonderful. The terrorists Israel released in exchange for the IDF soldier held hostage by Hamas for more than five years are running around Judea, Samaria and Gaza promising to return to terror. And that is a nightmare. But so far, the Israeli public is happy with the outcome. Indeed, the polling data on the government's decision to swap 1,027 terrorists for Schalit are stunning. According to the New Wave poll carried out for Makor Rishon, for i…
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Like last week's show, this week's episode of the Tribal Update, the television-on-Internet news satire broadcast produced by Latma, the  Hebrew-language media satire website I lead was taped before last week's announcement of the hostage-for-terrorists swap that brought Gilad Schalit home.We promise to deal with the subject in next week's show.In the meantime, we bring you Succot Greetings from Tawil Fadiha, the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage and a prehistory lesson from an Ox…
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The Obama administration's response to Iran's plan to bring its 32-year-old war against the United States to the US capital is the newest confirmation that President Barack Obama has no intention in taking action to remove or diminish the threat Iran poses to the US, its allies and interests. Last week, the Justice Department revealed that law enforcement officials foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US and to blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washingt…
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No one denies the long suffering of the Schalit family. Noam and Aviva Schalit and their relatives have endured five years and four months of uninterrupted anguish since their son St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit was abducted from his army post by Palestinian terrorists and spirited to Gaza in June 2006. Since then, aside from one letter and one videotaped message, they have received no signs of life from their soldier son. There is not a Jewish household in Israel that doesn't empathize with their s…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the television on internet news satire show produced by Latma, we bring you our two favorite commentators Flock Builder and Wise Man singing about what they nail to the walls of their succah.  We also feature our favorite jihadists Jamil and Awad reacting to the reports in the Israeli media about Muslim rage following the defacement of a Muslim cemetery in Jaffa. I hope you enjoy the show. The whole Latma team joins me in wishing you a happy Succot.…
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On Sunday night, Egyptian Copts staged what was supposed to be a peaceful vigil at Egypt's state television headquarters in Cairo. The 1,000 Christians represented the ancient Christian community of some 8 million whose presence in Egypt predates the establishment of Islam by several centuries. They gathered in Cairo to protest the recent burning of two churches by Islamic mobs and the rapid escalation of state-supported violent attacks on Christians by Muslim groups since the overthrow of forme…
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What follows are two videos that popped up on YouTube over the past week. The first, a Jew hating screed by a protester at the Occupy Wall Street protests shows what we are up against. Watch and try to find any difference between what this man says and Nazi propaganda. The second video is Pat Condell's latest video. When I first became aware of Pat Condell's videos several years ago, I was frustrated. On the one hand, he clearly understood the threat to freedom posed by Muslim sup…
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