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Posted on Jan 8, 2011

In a biting bit of Israeli comedy, this video shows an Israeli kindergarten class that learns, for example, the perils of disillusioned leftism and the proper way to describe an Arab (“Sorry, I meant demographic threat ... ”).



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By Robert, January 10, 2011 at 12:30 am Link to this comment

By sharonsj, January 9 at 6:56 pm

“And when are you going to show the video of Palestinian TV where the kindergarteners are instructed on how to hate and kill Jews—and it’s not a comedy?”


Sharonsj… “and it’s not a comedy?”

“Israeli children sign their missiles ‘with love’”


Click on link to view…the pictures tell the story!!!

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By Gmonst, January 10, 2011 at 12:15 am Link to this comment

That’s why I love Comedy, its often the only way to deliver truth in an environment hostile to truth and self reflection.  This is a perfect example of using a slight exaggeration to highlight the absurdity of reality.  It was so close to the truth, that some even missed that it was satire.  I am hopeful that there are many Israelis who get it, and want to move on to something more constructive.

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By diamond, January 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

Yes, thethirdman, most of us are smart enough to work out that if something’s part of a comedy program it’s meant to be funny and a satire. It is funny and a satire, that’s the point. All Israelis are not demonic beasts, mostly it’s their leaders, their intelligence services and their army that fall into that category. There are a lot of clever people in Israel who know exactly how ghastly their leaders are and how self-destructive their foreign policy is. Just not enough of them. Surely the child saying ‘demographic threat’ should have tipped northernpat off that it was not meant to be propaganda. In pro-Israeli propaganda no child says ‘demographic threat’ because it’s too close to the truth.

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By sharonsj, January 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment
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And when are you going to show the video of Palestinian TV where the kindergarteners are instructed on how to hate and kill Jews—and it’s not a comedy?

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By PatrickHenry, January 9, 2011 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

I am beside myself.

The Norwegians killed the salmon?

I’m sure after the filming the children got back to timed disassembling/assembling of weapons.

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By thethirdman, January 9, 2011 at 12:19 am Link to this comment

Propaganda? Sick?  Out of the mouths of babes?  You guys know this is a joke
right? Like satire…

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By johnnyfarout, January 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm Link to this comment


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By Robert, January 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm Link to this comment

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Israel’s Deadly Tear Gas Made in USA

by Ira Chernus

“Editor’s note: This article corrects an error and adds some updates to an earlier version that appeared yesterday.”

“The Israeli peace movement is coming back to life, and it’s a very courteous movement indeed. When activists find things marked “Made in USA” lying on the ground they deliver them directly to the U.S. ambassador to Israel. The other night they returned a bunch of empty tear gas canisters, all marked “made in USA,”  fired by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. They’re used to break up nonviolent protests against the Israeli-built wall that is tearing Palestinian life apart.

One canister made in the USA killed Jawaher Abu Rahmah, in the village of Bil’in, on the last day of 2010. Another one killed Jawaher’s brother, Bassem, in April, 2009.

Apparently the ambassador did not appreciate the courteous gesture. The police quickly arrived, broke up the action, arrested eleven people, and found a way to keep them jailed on trumped up charges. 

But these canisters, and the Israeli soldiers who shoot them, don’t discriminate against Palestinians. American-made tear gas canisters are used against American citizens too.

Just a few days before Bassem Abu Rahmah was killed by a tear gas canister blow to the chest, an American volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Tristan Anderson, was hit in the head by the same kind of canister in the village of Nil’in. Anderson survived, though surgeons had to remove part of his brain. Another American, Emily Henochowicz, lost her eye in June, 2010 when she was hit by a tear gas canister during a protest at a West Bank checkpoint.

The Israelis used two kinds of tear gas canisters on New Year’s Eve when Jawaher Abu Rahmah died.  One photographed by Joseph Dana, media spokesman for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee., had the letters “CTS” stamped on it.

CTS, Combined Tactical Systems, is a brand name used by (or subsidiary of) Combined Systems Inc. based in Jamestown, Pennsylvania (though the American company is owned by an Israeli, according to Dana). There’s plenty of evidence that the Israelis get tear gas from CSI.

The Israeli military also used lethal high-velocity projectiles at Bil’in, the kind that struck Bassem Abu Rahmen and Tristan Anderson, although they are supposedly banned by the Israeli Defense Forces. These are also made by CSI. An aluminum canister like the ones made by CTS took out Emily Henochowitz’ eye.”


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By northernpat, January 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm Link to this comment
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This is a pure propaganda and a sick , really sick indoctrination by a Government who killed 300 children out of 1200 civilian during Gaza invasion using heavy artillery.
To justify those atrocities , they need to constantly demonize and dehumanize Palestinian.
For those who watched 1984 , I Palestinian as whole are represented as as Goldstein who was portrayed as a threat to their society, a common enemy for the people to hate.

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By diamond, January 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment

Very funny and very clever. Another case of out of the mouths of babes.

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