Monthly Archives : July 2012

Latma updates and some happy house cleaning


As regular visitors to this site know, Latma, the donor-funded Hebrew language media satire website¬†has taken a break from our regular weekly satirical television on internet newscast The Tribal Update to explore new ideas. We’ll be coming back next week. In the meantime, here are a bunch of sketches we’ve worked on in recent weeks. I hope you enjoy them…

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s American Defenders


On Wednesday, John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, made a quick trip to Israel to discuss Hezbollah’s massacre of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria last week.   Hopefully it was an instructive meeting for the senior US official, although his Israeli interlocutors were undoubtedly dumbstruck by how difficult it was to communicate with him.…

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If settlements are legal, then Israel must be breaking the law


This week on Latma unplugged, our experimental pause before launching a new/improved Tribal Update, we bring you an example of Israeli news analysis at its best.       And here’s another one we produced following the news that several anti-Israel groups are playing major behind-the-scenes roles in producing this summer’s anti-capitalist demonstrations.          Over the next…

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Obama’s spectacular failure


  Two weeks ago, in an unofficial inauguration ceremony at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi took off his mask of moderation. Before a crowd of scores of thousands, Mursi pledged to work for the release from US federal prison of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.   According to The New York Times’ account of his speech,…

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Thoughts on Olmert’s partial acquittal


  I have not had the opportunity to read the court decision on Olmert. And so my thoughts on his acquittal have little to do with the merits of the prosecution in the three cases adjudicated by the Jerusalem District Court. I have a problem with corruption investigations against politicians generally and against Ehud Olmert specifically. In general, I find…

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