Fatah, PA, PLO
The BBC writes PLO to end historic Israeli security agreement.
Leaving aside that this is a threat made many times before, a certain piece of vital information seems to be missing in the second sentence in this article The PLO is the representative body for Palestinians and its decisions are binding for the Palestinian Authority.
Who are the heads of the PLO; the Palestinian Authority that is apparently subordinate to it and Fatah the largest faction in the PLO? Only one head: Mahmud Abbas. So the PLO, led by Abbas instructs the PA, led by Abbas to stop cooperation. He in turn will order Fatah, led by Abbas, to stop cooperating. Continue reading
BDS sugar rush
We never thought there was so much BDS animosity to a sugar-loaded, fizzy drink that Five Minutes for Israel would be pointing to a Palestinian enterprise to counter it. Continue reading
Now in the Mamaloshen: ENGLISH!
Some late corrections to LATMA Returns
- Look for We’ll be the Judge on YouTube, etc.
- From episode #2 available with English subtitles.
Week 7: Should Bibi go?
We heard what IMHO is a brilliant idea. PM Netanyahu should publicly invite Isaac ‘Buji’ Herzog, the man he and the Americans consider to be his major contender for his position, to Washington when he makes his speech before Congress. Perhaps Zippi Livni could tag along to explain why Netanyahu is so wrong now, but not two months earlier when she was a minister in his cabinet? Continue reading
You be the judge
Sometime ago we lamented then soon-to-be demise of satirical program LATMA . We are delighted to find that it has returned to Israel Channel One rebranded HaCol Shafit (הכל שפיט)†. In my translation that is Everything can be Judged. This is a step forward as the previous incarnation only appeared on the Internet.
HaCol Shafit – the programme that doesn’t forgive anything – is scheduled for 21:55 on Thursdays and after the news on Friday on Israel’s Channel One. I expect that non-Hebrew speakers will soon be able to watch a subtitled programme, soon, on the Internet.
Here’s a question for you. What do the siege at a Sydney Chocolate restaurant, the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher, and Boko Haram have in common?
If your answer is, Nothing to do with Islam! high political office is waiting for you. Continue reading
Week 4 – Be careful what you wish for
His Majesty’s government views with favour …
One standard Palestinian claim is that to redeem themselves for their original sin of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 Britain is obliged to force the creation of the Palestinian State on Israel. It occurred to me after reading Uri Savir’s recent piece in AlMonitor that essentially said that Europe will do everything it can to manoeuvre the Americans NOT to veto in the Security Council that an important question has not been asked.
What is the responsibility of the nations who demand a Palestinian State when that state collapses and/or makes war on its neighbours?
It’s a Syrian child!
I’m waiting until the Palestinian
DisInformation Center gets sufficiently embarrassed and replaces the cover on their Facebook page. No link because I don’t want even for a second to boost its place in search engines but I’m sure you can find it and ridicule.
She’s brave and bloody and Syrian – not Palestinian at all.
Syrian not Palestinian
This one is puzzling
The hasbara war is fought, at least in the social media, seemingly in a battle of memes. You must have seen hundreds of snarling pussies, exasperated babies and intoxicated, reverse-capped youths each with a different funny label telling you exactly what they are thinking.
The photograph below puzzled me.
The first casualty in war is truth
When it comes to demonising Israel the last thing that matters is truth. Time and time again we see photographs from other conflicts such as Iraq or Syria or even Bosnia or Ukraine purporting to be of Arabs mistreated and worse by Israelis. Time after time photographs are recycled from archives, given a recent date and a new caption to suit a more recent lie. Sometimes the supposed injustice to Palestinians is actually something that happened to Jews.