Archive: Dec 2011

In recent months, a curious argument has surfaced in favor of US President Barack Obama. His supporters argue that Obama's foreign policy has been a massive success. If he had as much freedom of action in domestic affairs as he has in foreign affairs, they say, his achievements in all areas would be without peer. Expressing this view, Karen Finney, a former Democratic spokeswoman who often defends the party in the US media, told The Huffington Post, "Look at the progress the president can m…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the media satire show produced every week by Latma, we take a break from our regular program framework and give you a retrospective on 2011. Specifically, we reveal all the occasions in which Latma predicted the future.At a time when the major media organs in Israel and throughout the Western world get all the major events wrong as a general practice, it's good to know that here in Israel, there's one little television on internet satire show, funded completely by…
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We've received several hundred requests from viewers asking that we post the Christmas in Eurabia song with the accompanying introductory sketch. So here it is.     Thanks to you, the song is well on its way to becoming a viral hit in the US and Europe. Please continue to spread it far and wide.
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Many of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's supporters were stunned last week when IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz announced he was promoting Brig.-Gen. Nitzan Alon to major general and appointing him to serve as the next commander of the Central Command. Alon completed a two-year tour of duty as Judea and Samaria Division Commander in October. During his tenure, Alon distinguished himself as the most radical, politically insubordinate officer to have held the position in recen…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the media satire television-on-Internet brought to you every week by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I run we produced a special song for our Christian friends celebrating Christmas on Sunday. Here is the song.   And here is our entire show that includes an interview with a senior IDF commander about the greatest threat facing Israel today -- THE SETTLERS!   Enjoy the show and the rest of Hanukah. Shabbat sha…
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For decades New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman balanced his substantively anti-Israel positions with repeated protestations of love for Israel. His balancing act ended last week when he employed traditional anti-Semitic slurs to dismiss the authenticity of substantive American support for Israel. Channeling the longstanding anti-Semitic charge that Jewish money buys support for power-hungry Jews best expressed in the forged 19th century Protocols of the Elders of Zion and in John…
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I have read several appreciations of Hitchens written by conservatives and neo-conservatives who knew him and appreciated his transformation from a man of the left into a man of the right since the US invasion of Iraq. All of these essays, like the generous conservative swooning over Hitchens for the better part of the last ten years makes me uneasy. For all of his personal transformation, there is one prejudice that I don't think Hitchens every abandoned and that is his anti-Semitism.Pleas…
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In the wake of Friedman's latest anti-Semitic slander of Israel and the American people who support it, and in the wake of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to tell him and his paper to take a hike I think it is appropriate to repost Latma's song for Fiedman from five months back. It is as true today as it was then. Enjoy!If you want to go straight to the song it starts at 2:10 
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This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly media satire program program produced by Latma, the Hebrew language satirical media satire website I run we bring you Peace Now's Hanuka miracle in which history is corrected and the Jews lose to the Greeks. We also bring you updates from the field on the rampant anti-female discrimination by ultra-Orthodox Jews and much, much more. Here's Peace Now's Hanuka Song.    Here's the entire show. Enjoy! Enjoy! Latma is…
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 On Monday night, hooligans identified with the national religious camp staged three unlawful, and in at least one case violent, protests against the IDF. First, several dozen people surrounded by hundreds of reporters pretended to set up a new settlement along the border with Jordan. Their aim was to protest Jordan's opposition to repairing the Mugrabi Bridge through which Jews and Christians alight to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The second and third protests' declared aim was…
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