The Tribal Update

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This week’s show from my Hebrew language media satire website latma.co.il discusses among other things the sorry tale of Uri Korb, the Assistant District Attorney in Jerusalem. Korb, who serves as the chief prosecutor in Ehud Olmert’s upcoming trial was forced to take a leave of absence this week. 

 

In his spare time Korb teaches law and a student of his who is suspected of having ties to Olmert’s defense team taped him joking with his class about the Supreme Court justices. He criticized Supreme Court President Dorit Benisch for claiming among other things that former President Moshe Katzav must be tried for rape because he is guilty and referred to the justices as “donkeys.”

 

Yediot Ahronot, whose owner Noni Mozes is friends with Olmert reported the story in a banner headline in its weekend paper last Friday. Benisch responded immediately saying that Korb must be barred from appearing before courts.

 

If you have trouble understanding the second sketch, you can refer to my column on the subject of the New Israel Fund from a few weeks ago. Naomi Chazan is the head of the New Israel Fund.

 

So now, without further ado, here’s this week’s Tribal Update. 

 

 

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  • Gale Gardner 02/27/2010 at 14:21

    What is Israel waiting on? Surely it has had enough time to recognize where the US administration stands. They will never support any Israeli action that in any way responds to Israel’s real need (survival). So why wait? Majority opinion in the US is supportive of Israel.The administration is tottering. So why not do what you have to do, and give Obama a push at the same time?
    Your columns are much appreciated. It is nearly impossible to get real facts from our press. Thank you! When will you enter politics more directly?

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