Archive: Dec 2012

A couple of months ago, Latma launched a new show hosted by Avish Ivri, our content editor. It's called Mishpat Ivri, which literally means, Hebrew Law, but I've dubbed his show in English "A Hebrew's Word." (Ivri, in Hebrew means "Hebrew.)His show is geared towards the domestic audience and so until now I haven't really thought it was important to put out a version with English subtitles, but he's getting so good that I finally decided to let our foreign supporters in on our new operation. So h…
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 By the time I began developing a political consciousness in the early 1980s, I didn't have any choice but to be on the right side of the political spectrum. By the early 1980s, the political Left in the US had already abandoned support for Israel. When I grew up in what would later become Barack Obama's neighborhood in Chicago, the black political machine in the neighborhood and the city, led by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan was openly anti-Semitic and pro-Muslim. The…
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  Today the National Journal reported that Obama is reconsidering his decision to appoint Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense. As I wrote in my previous post, there is no chance that Obama will appoint a supporter of a strong Israel to any senior foreign policy post because he wouldn't appoint someone who doesn't share his basic animosity towards Israel. But in Hagel, he chose someone even more outspoken in his animus towards the Jewish state than Obama.  Hagel's looming appoint…
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For all my Christian friends, and for everyone concerned about the future of Christianity in the Middle East and Eurabia, here are Latma's Christmas songs for your viewing pleasure and as food for thought to complement your egg nogs. Christmas in Eurabia from last year.    Jihad Bells from 2010.   As you can see, these songs become even more relevant with each passing day. When you make your giving decisions for the end of the year, please support our efforts at L…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical newscast produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire site I run, we bring you an intimate look at the anxieties of Israeli reservists caught in the cross-hairs of peaceful Palestinian protesters.We also bring you the woes of national lottery winners and much much more. Enjoy the show!   Latma is is supported by donations to the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project which I direct. If you woul…
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Works out that led by Ambassador Boaz Modai, the Israeli Embassy in Dublin has finally taken its "kick me" sign off its backside and decided to give the Irish anti-Semites a piece of our mind. And for their efforts, of course, our intrepid representatives in the land of St. Patrick have raised the hackles not only of the Irish, but of their enablers at Haaretz and the New York Times. As Jonathan Tobin at Commentary reported, not only did the embassy post a picture of Mary and Jesus and…
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Many in the American Jewish community are aghast to discover that President Obama is planning to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as Defense Secretary. If you want the skinny on how Hagel has come to be known as one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation, Carl from Jerusalem at Israel Matzav provides it. Meantime, all I can say is I don't understand how anyone can possibly be surprised. Shortly after word came out that Hagel is the frontrunner for the…
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I was away this weekend so a bit late, here is this week's Tribal Update, the satirical newscast produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language, satirical media criticism website I run. In this week's episode, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the productive genius behind Israeli Hanukah festivities. We also provide a poignant, intimate look at European shock and angst at current events in the Middle East. Enjoy the show!   Latma is is supported by donations to…
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This week on the Tribal Update the weekly satirical newscast produced by Latma, the satirical Hebrew-language media criticism website I run, we tip our hats to the Great North, Canada for standing by Israel at the UN. (Don't worry Czechs, and Micronesians, we love you too...). We bring you the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage, Tawil Fadiha presenting the Palestinian version of South Park's immortal "Blame Canada!" Many of you may have noticed that in media coverage of the Is…
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