Archive: Jul 2012

And he didn't even need to be asked in order to give us the answer. I especially love the part about the Palestinians... ...that's right, he never mentioned them. How refreshing, an American leader who doesn't think that Israel is a synonym of "peace process."
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Someone should ask Romney when he's in Jerusalem. Perhaps he has a better idea than the sitting president who seems to have forgotten the answer.
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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 all. BSN News Network's amazing plan for peace The Peace Movement Leader's amazing confession Shaul Mofaz's Rolodex Isra…
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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. Unlike previous US counterterror officials, Brennan does not share Israel's understanding of M…
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I am travelling now and so have been very much out of the loop for the past several days. But I have noticed a couple of things that I think need to be pointed out. First, there is Syria. Today it was reported that the Syrian regime is threatening Israel with chemical weapons. According to Reuters' report: Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the army would not use chemical weapons to crush rebels but could use them against forces from outside the country."Any chemical or bacteria…
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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 few days, I should be posting several more sketches we've done and will continue to do so…
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 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, Mursi said, "I see signs [being held by members of the crowd] for Omar Abdel-Rahman and detainees' pictures. It is my duty and I will m…
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 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 these sorts of investigations against politicians inherently biased. I take my cue from the Federalist Papers, and there I believe it was…
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