Archive: Mar 2013

Why is US President Barack Obama coming to Israel today? In 2008, then president George W. Bush came to celebrate Israel's 60th Independence Day, and to reject Israeli requests for assistance in destroying Iran's nuclear installations. In 1996, then-president Bill Clinton came to Israel to help then-prime minister Shimon Peres's electoral campaign against Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu. It is possible that Obama is coming here in order to build up pro-Israel bonafides. But why would…
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This year Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media satire site I run did something a little different for Passover than we did in previous years. We produced an English-language version of a rap song by the Israeli band Subliminal. It is a song of our heroic Israeli soldiers to the world, in the spirit of Passover and Jewish history and freedom. Enjoy, spread far and wide, and have a happy, kosher and meaningful Festival of Freedom!! In case you want to send out a more traditional Passov…
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Last week on the Tribal Update, the satirical newscast produced every week by Latma, (www.latma.co.il) the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I run, we interviewed Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu and discussed with him his preparations for President Obama's visit. Here's the show! And here is our content editor Avishai Ivri's show "A Hebrew's Word from last week.
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The Tribal Update from February 28 focused on two issues. First, that week the Israeli media continued its active agitation regarding the commencement of a Palestinian terror war. We present the rationale for their approach. Second the last week of February saw George Galloway walk off the stage at Oxford University in the middle of a debate about Israel because he discovered that his debating opponent was an Israeli. The same week, Israel's Deputy Ambassador in Britain was denied the right to…
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Hi everyone, So sorry I have disappeared for the past several weeks. I've been working around the clock on my book. Almost done. But now I want to try to make up for lost time. What follows are Latma's Tribal Updates from the last few weeks. I'm posting our fantastic Passover clip separately, because it just came out yesterday. Yes, in time for Passover, first up is Latma's episode for Purim, which includes among other things a Gangnam Style clash between two different kinds of Jew haters…
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The Tribal Update from March 8 discussed two main issues. We brought you a behind the scenes look on the story behind the stories of violent attacks by Israelis against Palestinians in Judea and Samaria. We also present the future of the EU's valiant fight for truth, justice and the German way! Here's the entire episode. And here's the clip on the EU separately. Like almost all of Latma's materials, I am certain these will be relevant for many years to come.... And here is our con…
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