Archive: Jan 2013

It is still difficult to assess how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will govern in his next government. The public has little interest in begging the Palestinians to return to negotiations. But then the Israeli public has rarely had much interest in pursuing fruitless deals with unreformed Palestinian terrorists. The only reason we continue to chase deals with them is because the US is obsessed with supporting Palestinian anti-Israel demands in the name of peace. To a significant, i…
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Classic Hagel

30/1/2013
I think it is pretty amazing that AIPAC is keeping mum on the fact that Obama has nominated a Jew hater and Israel basher to serve as the next Defense Secretary. As I've said before, Hagel's appointment is a far greater threat to the US military than it is to Israel. But still, it is pretty obscene that Obama is getting away with appointing this character to serve as the Pentagon chief. Today, the estimable Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beaconreported another classic Hagelian anti-I…
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel's new political superstar Yair Lapid, the former talk show host and celebrity anchorman and current head of the brand new Yesh Atid party are busy at work hammering out our next governing coalition. President Shimon Peres is expected to formally task Netanyahu with forming the next government in a few days. The question everyone is asking is what do these election results mean? What can we expect from the next government? What follow is th…
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In Friday's episode of the Tribal Update, produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical website I run, Ronit returns from maternity leave, Flock Builder builds Yair Lapid's winning coalition, we bring you a look at Israel's voting festival, and we present a response to the far Left's viral pre-elections clip "I've had it," that attacked everyone and everything that isn't part of the radical left. Enjoy! Latma is funded by donations to the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Securit…
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Since I came home from London, subsequent events have borne out my dim assessment of England, and done so at break-neck pace. As one of Britain's great righteous gentiles Douglas Murray wrote in an essay published yesterday by the Gatestone Institute, England is no longer even trying to hide its anti-Semitism. At this point, to live well in the kingdom, Jews are required to accept or at least express minimal objection to the dominant narrative that Israel is the current Nazi Germany. Back…
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In an interview with Haaretz in November 2010, British novelist Martin Amis said the following about discussions of Israel in his motherland: I live in a mildly anti-Semitic country, and Europe is mildly anti-Semitic, and they hold Israel to a higher moral standard than its neighbors. If you bring up Israel in a public meeting in England, the whole atmosphere changes. The standard left-wing person never feels more comfortable than when attacking Israel. Because they are the only foreigners…
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 Israel has many passionate supporters on Capitol Hill, particularly on the Republican side of the aisle. These are men and women who are deeply committed to Israel and understand that Israel is the US's only reliable ally in the Middle East and America's most vital ally in the world today in light of the rise of radical Islamic regimes, movements and leaders.  Today as Obama officially enters his second term in office, Israel enters a period unlike any it has experienced before.…
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In the Tribal Update's final episode before tomorrow's elections, we bring you an interview with President Shimon Peres who explains his decision to intervene for the Left in the campaign. We also bring you a behind the scenes look at the campaign consultants for Tzipi Livni and the Labor Party.   And as always, there is much, much more to see and enjoy.   Watch and spread far and wide.   This week we are taking advantage of the fact that we are an In…
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I have been out of the posting loop for the past couple of weeks so I apologize that it has taken me until now to post Latma's latest shows. Here's the Tribal Update from last week. It features an interview with former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, who like his colleagues on the Left who made careers in Israeli intelligence, has not been able to keep his big mouth shut about Israel's most closely guarded secrets since he retired last year. We also feature a behind the scenes look at A Jew…
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