Yair Lapid, unplugged and the triumphant return of Freddie Spin

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I took this week off from column writing to take care of a backlog of busywork and chores. In the meantime, Mitt Romney won in New Hampshire and Iowa. Israel gave the PA another PR victory by sitting with its Israel-hating negotiators in  Amman in a bid to appease the unappeasable Barack Obama. 


In other news, another Iranian nuclear scientist bit the dust, and Obama demanded that Netanyahu give an accounting for how Israel is destroying his plan to hold negotiations with the mullahs as he is with the Taliban and Muslim Brotherhood. 


Back in the USA, Obama and his guys have opened a PR front against the US Marine Corps. I know I am missing other highlights, but then, that’s because I’ve been off.


Unlike their boss, my team of satirical geniuses at Latma, did not take the week off. In this week’s episode of the Tribal Update, we bring you the Israeli left’s new political messiah, Yair Lapid. For the uninitiated, early this week Lapid, a television celebrity, quit his job anchoring Channel 2’s Friday night news magazine in order to form a new leftist, anti-religious political party that will pose as a centrist party and run for Knesset in the next elections. Within hours of his announcement, polls regarding the projected power of his party went down something like 80 percent.


We also bring you into the backrooms of Israel’s PR world where the social campaigns are organized by maestro Freddie Spin. As I’ve written in a number of recent columns, if you scratch beneath the surface of the various popular protest movements that keep popping up, you inevitably discover that there is an NGO network and PR apparatus behind every media-supported demonstration. In this sketch we give you the inside track on the next bone of popular contention, courtesy of the creative fecundity of Freddie Spin.


Enjoy the show!



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