Latest hasbara campaign spotlights ‘Wi-Fi donkeys’

While Israel despoils ancient landscapes, the US press is agog over the contrast between “Wi-Fi Donkeys” and “an authentic, ancient biblical experience” in a new Galilee theme park. Raw Story:

What would Jesus have tweeted?

The world may never know because there was no Wi-Fi on the donkeys he rode 2,000 years ago. But a biblical tourist park in Israel is now changing all that.

Visitors to Northern Israel’s Kfar Kedem can now post Instagram photos of themselves in biblical robes and headdresses because the donkeys there have Wi-Fi routers fastened around their necks, according to The Associated Press.

From the LA Times:

While some people may bemoan the Wi-Fi donkeys as an emblem of our culture’s addiction to a constantly connected lifestyle, you can’t blame [Menachem] Goldberg for capitalizing on a great viral marketing, social media opportunity….

His Wi-Fi donkeys will make it easier for visitors to Kfar Kedem to upload pictures of themselves at the village to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which might convince other people to come and check out the village themselves.

To life, to life, to Wi-Fi!

No mention of bull-dozed hills, valleys; fouled streams; uprooted and burnt olive trees, orchards; destroyed Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem; not to mention barbed-wire, Wall, and the rest of the siege in Palestine.

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  1. hophmi says:

    “No mention of bull-dozed hills, valleys; fouled streams; uprooted and burnt olive trees, orchards; destroyed Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem; not to mention barbed-wire, Wall, and the rest of the siege in Palestine.”

    ROTFLMAO. Rule 3 of Pallywood: Nothing positive must ever be said about Israel without a recitation of our grievances.

    • Woody Tanaka says:

      “Pallywood”

      What??? Oh, that’s right, that’s the blood libel you zios spread to cover the stench of your crimes.

      “Nothing positive must ever be said about Israel without a recitation of our grievances.”

      Yes. Just as it would have been a crime against human decency to talk about the beauty of Moscow subway statutions during the USSR days without mentioning the gulags; or to marvel at the Reich’s Autobahnen in 1941 without mentioning the concentration camps; it is offensive to discuss israel’s preeminence in donkey Wi-Fi without mentioning the death and destruction the bastards have inflicted on the Palestinians.

      • eljay says:

        >> What???

        Typical Zio-supremacist hypocrisy, that’s what. They constantly bitch and whine about the need for “balance”, but if that “balance” happens to expose the ugly reality of the oppressive, colonialist, expansionst and supremacist “Jewish State”, suddenly “balance” is a bad thing, something to be ridiculed.

      • hophmi says:

        “What??? Oh, that’s right, that’s the blood libel you zios spread to cover the stench of your crimes.”

        LOL. Pallywood=blood libel to Woody. In other news, Woody Tanaka claims 5 MPH of wind equals a hurricane.

        “Yes. Just as it would have been “. . . Nazis . . . Communists . . . Godwin’s law . . .

        LOLOLOL. Israel is not an authoritarian state. It’s a liberal democracy. I know you have trouble keeping these concepts straight.

        “it is offensive to discuss israel’s preeminence in donkey Wi-Fi without mentioning the death and destruction the bastards have inflicted on the Palestinians.”

        LOL. I’m not aware of Donkey Wi-fi killing any Palestinians.

        • Woody Tanaka says:

          “LOL. Pallywood=blood libel to Woody. In other news, Woody Tanaka claims 5 MPH of wind equals a hurricane.”

          Well, if the comparison is 5 MPH v. a hurricane but measured by its effect on people in the here and now, then I’d say you’ve got the comparison right, but the analogy reversed. You and your fellow travelers use the Pallywood blood libel to continue to oppress and harm people today — that’s the hurricane — as opposed to the other one, which may have been a big deal back in medieval times, but is nothing but a historical curiosity today — a 5 MPH breeze. (Like your fetish for citing Father Coughlan, another historical piece of trivia of no importance whatsoever today.)

          “Israel is not an authoritarian state. It’s a liberal democracy. I know you have trouble keeping these concepts straight.”

          Nope. To the west of the green line, it is an ethnosupremicist state in a democratic system. East of the green line it is an authoritarian Apartheid state. I know that you have trouble these concepts straight… No, I take that back. I’m sure you know the difference, but you don’t care. The only thing I haven’t figured out is whether that stems from you getting off on a “Jewish state” oppressing non-Jews, or merely because it satisfies your base anti-Arab bigotry.

          “I’m not aware of Donkey Wi-fi killing any Palestinians.”

          And you’re clearly not aware of how analogies work, either.

        • ColinWright says:

          hophmi says: “LOLOLOL. Israel is not an authoritarian state. It’s a liberal democracy. I know you have trouble keeping these concepts straight.”

          Liberal democracies do not effectively deprive people of the protection of the laws on the basis of their ethnicity, nor do they enforce restrictive covenants on housing, nor do they jerryrig the political system to ensure that members of only one ethnic group have access to political power, nor do they egg on lynch mobs to go howling through the streets to drag people from their homes and beat them, nor are the laws and the decisions of the courts simply regarded as fig leaves, to be used if convenient and ignored if not.

          Israel is emphatically not a liberal democracy. It is an ethnically-based oligarchy with a distinctly Nazi ideology which attempts to appear to be a liberal democracy. In Israel, all Jews have rights. Palestinians do not.

        • ColinWright says:

          ” In Israel, all Jews have rights. Palestinians do not.”

          Case in point:

          link to haaretz.com

          Israeli police tasering a Palestinian man — after he’d been handcuffed. He’d objected to them macing some Palestinian children.

          Just another day on Planet Israel. It’s really the little things that give the game away.

    • MRW says:

      Pallywood? Izzyworld.

    • ColinWright says:

      hophmi says: ‘ROTFLMAO. Rule 3 of Pallywood: Nothing positive must ever be said about Israel without a recitation of our grievances.’

      Just like the Third Reich. Can’t go into all that without hearing all about the Holocaust yet again.

      You should get together with the Waffen SS veterans groups. They would hear you, I’m sure.

      Still ROTFLMAO?

    • chinese box says:

      Hmm. First he was making excuses for Hebron, now Pallywood references…I think it’s safe to assume at this point that Hophmi’s just a plain old Zionist, not a “liberal zionist” (whatever the hell that is supposed to mean). Thank you for having the courage to come out, Hophmi.

    • Blake says:

      hophmi: “Pallywood” is just a deceitful made-up name that Zionist hasbara propagandists use to spread the illusion Palestine has a big budget propaganda industry. The CORRECT term for false news & staged bs is MSM – mainstreammedia. FoxNews is arguably the worst of the worst of the zio-friendly slop. CNN ABC NBC etc are merely variations on the same poison. Newspapers are no better.Then of course there’s the hasbara/megaphonies.Take your zionist lies & tell them to someone who cares.

  2. piotr says:

    My heart breaks for all those folks like David, Goliath, Jeremiah or Jesus who had incomplete ancient experience, but it perhaps helps that they did not know any better. No Wi-Fi, and, worse, no sneakers!

  3. talknic says:

    Spreading the Hasbara by any means. BTW the park is in an area acquired by war 1948/49 yet to be legally annexed to Israel even though the PA agreed “to establish the State of Palestine on only 22% of the territory of historical Palestine “

    Google Earth Overlay ( Kfar Kedem historical park coordinates 32°44’36.25″N 35°16’31.96″E )

    • ColinWright says:

      “Spreading the Hasbara by any means. BTW the park is in an area acquired by war 1948/49 yet to be legally annexed to Israel even though the PA agreed “to establish the State of Palestine on only 22% of the territory of historical Palestine “

      Google Earth Overlay ( Kfar Kedem historical park coordinates 32°44’36.25″N 35°16’31.96″E )”

      Clicking on this led to my computer announcing it was removing ‘Trojan.ADH2.’

      • talknic says:

        ColinWright

        When I click on it it goes to link to docs.google.com

        I’ve tried it across five different browsers and have the latest Symantec protection … no trojan removal or warning… it is a google docs page where you can pick up a google earth kmz file

        • ColinWright says:

          Well, musta been something else then.

          I just got the reaction and thought mentioning it was morally preferable to not mentioning it.

        • talknic says:

          ColinWright August 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

          “..thought mentioning it was morally preferable to not mentioning it”

          Gracias. Do you have the map? ’cause this KMZ file is better, it has the complete text of the borders suggested by the partition plan. (Let me know if you get the same warning)

          Alternatively you could use this jpg if you want to insert it yourself as an overlay in GE.