Tuesday, September 07, 2010
US AID agency Financing Leftist Brainwashing, on Israeli Billboards
1. Israel's Literary Loons: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3950503,00.html
2. A Jewish Leftist on the demand for a Palestinian "Right of Return": http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3950843,00.html
3. I have just learned from an impeccable source that Barry Chamish, the subject of a recent posting here, is the only person in human history ever to have been thrown out of the Jerusalem Scrabble Club for cheating.
Who cheats at Scrabble, you wonder? Only someone who has never completed a sentence without lying since Lyndon Johnson was President.
4. SLIME Magazine: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139492
5. Obama's idiocy: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/09/07/obamas-palestinian-misread/
6. Your tax Dollars at Work: http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/08/usaid-funding-palestinian-billboards-in.html
USAID funding 'Palestinian' billboards in Israel
Your US tax dollars are at work again. USAID, an agency of the US Federal government, is spending $250,000 on outdoor billboards designed to convince Israelis that we have a 'peace partner' (Hat Tip: NY Nana)
Washington is funding an ad campaign in Israel featuring billboards of Palestinian officials asking: "We are partners -- what about you?"
The campaign launched Sunday includes the faces of senior Palestinian Authority officials Saeb Erekat, Jibril Rajoub and Yasser Abed Rabo, and Riad Malki, Palestinian foreign affairs minister, Yedioth Aharonoth said.
The aim of the campaign is to persuade Israelis that peace partners on the Palestinian side truly exist, and calls for support of a two-state solution, the Tel Aviv newspaper said.
The U.S. government was approached to fund the campaign by the Geneva Initiative founders, who drew up an agreement in 2003 to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the newspaper said.
The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, invested close to $250,000 toward the creation of the billboards, the newspaper said.
The campaign has raised a few eyebrows in Israel.
"We are talking about a Palestinian Authority campaign funded by the American government," an Israeli Foreign Ministry official was quoted saying.
But of course they're not sponsoring any that send the same message to the 'Palestinians.'
I haven't seen them yet, but then these billboards are far more likely to find a receptive audience in the Tel Aviv area than they would in Jerusalem where we have had more than enough up close and personal with the 'Palestinians.'
Does anyone believe them?
7. Dersh on "Peace Talks" http://frontpagemag.com/2010/09/03/undermining-peace/
8. Boycotting the Boycotters and Heckling them: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3950728,00.html
Rightists disrupt theater performance
Following actors' letter of refusal to perform in West Bank town, right-wing activists, MK Ben Ari disrupt play written and directed by signatories of letter
Three right-wing activists including MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) disrupted a performance at the Cameri Theater to protest the "actors' letter" and were ejected from the hall by security staff.
The activists were present during a performance of "Oh God," written by Anat Gov and directed by Edna Mazya, both of whom signed the letter of actors and artists from the theater industry declaring their refusal to perform in the new culture auditorium in Ariel, which is located outside the Green Line. Itamar Ben Gvir, Ben Ari and another ticket-holder disrupted the performance by calling "You're racists" at actors Oded Teomi and Sara von Schwarze.
Teomi, one of the Cameri's veteran actors, tried to tell the hecklers that he was not a signatory to the letter, but to no avail. The shouting increased, and other voices in the audience could be heard calling for order. After some minutes, Teomi said defiantly, "Because of your behavior, maybe we should consider whether there is anything to perform to in Ariel."
The theater's security staff, who were warned in advance when ushers noticed potential provocation, took the three outside to applause from the rest of the audience. The performance then continued.
The incident took place just a few days after the stormy debate in the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee, in which Culture Minister Limor Livnat, in response to the actors' letter, announced her intention to insert an amendment to grant criteria which would oblige grant receivers to perform in Ariel.
The Cameri management responded: "The Cameri Theater protests against the violence of an MK who takes advantage of his parliamentary immunity and hurts the audience and actors. We intend to contact the Knesset speaker and request that he intervene. The Cameri will continue to perform every evening in every place in which there are Israeli theater lovers."
Sources at the theater added unofficially, "Because they had purchased tickets we couldn't prevent them from entering. But the security staff and the actors were notified. In the end, the audience spoke its mind clearly, and the disrupters were ejected without problems and without opposition."