Despairing post. Here is the militant neoconservative Israeli Caroline Glick, who left the liberal United States 20 years ago to be a leader in Israeli society, writing about a Hebrew website she helped set up earlier this year that mocks the "elite" media in Israel so as to further an extreme rightwing point of view. Glick brags:
Latma is fully funded through generous donations from philanthropists to the Washington DC-based Center for Security Policy’s Middle East media program which I run in my capacity as the CSP’s Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs.
Now check out a skit from Latma, below. In it a buffoonish "Judge Goldstone" likens the Gaza slaughter to a situation in which a woman is harassed by two men carrying knives, and she reaches into her pocketbook for teargas to make them go away. Then he says that he didn’t want to investigate massacres in Africa, because that would involve having to confront a "giant Negro" with a machete. Racism and brutalized insensitivity– and people told us Max Blumenthal’s video Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem misrepresented Israeli society. Remember: American Jews are funding this stuff. h/t Antony Loewenstein.