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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Why apologize?

Israel's government press office has apologized for sending out a video made by Caroline Glick and her Latma crew that lambasted the flotilla of fools that Israel stopped from reaching Gaza last week. (I ran the video on Friday, but don't worry if you missed it because I will run it again below).
On Friday, the Israeli Government Press Office accidentally e-mailed a YouTube video link to journalists, including journalists from BNO News. The video, created by Latma TV, used music from the 1985-song "We Are the World," which was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

"There comes a time, when we need to make a show, for the world, the Web and CNN," a man - dressed as the captain of a ship - sings as the song begins. "There's no people dying, so the best that we can do is create the greatest bluff of all," the song continues, apparently referring to the people on board the MV Mavi Marmara.

The song goes on, saying they must go on day by day to pretend that there is crisis, hunger and plague in Gaza. "Cause the billion bucks in aid won't buy their basic needs, like some cheese and missiles for the kids."

It took the Israeli Government Press Office almost three hours to retract the e-mail. "[The Israeli Government Press Office] would like to recall the message, "CAroline Glick and the Flotilla Band"," a brief e-mail to journalists said.

About 20 minutes later, Efraim Roseman of the Israeli Government Press Office released a statement with more details. "Earlier today, we inadvertently released a video link that we had received, which was intended for our perusal, not for general release," Roseman wrote. "The contents of the video in no way reflect the official policy of the State of Israel, the Government Press Office or any other government body."
But why don't the contents of that video reflect the official policy of the State of Israel? They certainly reflect what most Israelis believe about Gaza, and I would hasten to add that the contents of that video are a parody of the truth of what's going on there. Why does our government feel the need to apologize for using an effective if unconventional method to get the truth out, whether it was done accidentally or on purpose?

So for those who have not seen it, let's go to the videotape.

Sorry, but Israel has nothing for which to apologize about this video. It got over a million hits on Friday and is the second ranked (last time I checked) video on YouTube. But unfortunately, it cannot be seen in Turkey, where YouTube is blocked.


At 2:31 AM, Blogger Shon and Sedona said...

The video told the truth and the only apology they should have offered was a one finger salute!

At 3:23 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its just too bad Stupid Jews have to apologize for offending the world.

And I here I was thinking that's the reason Jews exist in the first place!



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