Archive: May 2013

This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical newscast produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism I produce, we bring you an interview with Israel's PR guru do discuss the government's decision to leap into action and defend Israel from France2's libelous report which claimed that IDF forces killed a Palestinian boy named Muhammad a-Dura in...2000. We also bring you and interview with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his talented attorney discusses the Prime Minister'…
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The threats emanating from Syria have become downright frightening. For the past several days, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles and that we have to be prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including Scud missile-launched chemical weapons attacks on Israel's metropolitan centers. On Wednesday, Air Force commander Maj.- Gen. Amir Eshel spelled out Israel's concer…
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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula's case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn't really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was a…
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This week on the Tribal Update we bring you the Israeli media's response to the scandals now flooding the White House. (In a word, the media here have completely ignored the story.) We also bring you an interview with a senior executive of Channel 10 - a station that exists only by racking up massive debt to the government.  And much, much more! Enjoy! Latma is funded by donations from private individuals who believe that the voice of Zionism must be heard, loud and clear, in Israel and t…
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In 2010, Cpl. Eleanor Joseph became the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF. Joseph, a Christian Arab told Ma'ariv that her good luck charm is a drawing of the Star of David with the caption: "I have no other land, even when my ground is burning." Her commander drew it for her. Joseph explained, "It is a phrase that strengthens me. Every time I experience hardship, I read it. Because I was born here. The people I love live here: My parents, my friends. This is a Jewish state? Yes,…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the satirical newscast produced every week by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I founded and run we bring you a song for Jerusalem "Fly your flag" in celebration of Jerusalem Day commemorating the unification of our eternal capital city 46 years ago. We also bring you an update from the field in Judea and Samaria from our reporter Really Cool. Enjoy! Here's the whole show. And here's the song as a separate clip. Latma i…
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There are two main reasons that many leftists who are viscerally supportive of Israel have difficulty understanding and defending the Jewish state today. First, the storyline about Israel is deeply distorted. For instance, this week, Freedom House released its annual report on press freedom around the world. Israel's ranking was reduced from "free" to "partly free." Freedom House gave three reasons for downgrading Israel's status: the prosecution of Haaretz reporter Uri Blau for ho…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical newscast brought to you by Latma the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I run, we bring you and exclusive interview with US President Barack Obama, fresh from his brilliant performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner. We also bring you an interview with a senior executive at Channel 10 in which he discusses the station's failure to notice alleged serial sexual harassment by the station's star, journalist Emmanuel Rosen…
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