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Video: Mark Regev, deciphered

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This is good. The video above was created by Alex Nunns, who subtitled a BBC interview with Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev. The interview follows the Israeli bombing of an UN school in Beit Hanoun that killed at least 16 Palestinians.

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  1. MRW
    MRW on July 30, 2014, 11:20 am

    It’s so painful to watch Regev.

    • Citizen
      Citizen on July 30, 2014, 9:25 pm

      US main TV news media says it’s all Hamas fault. Zero context. Americans don’t care, and willingly given up their tax dollars to Israel, Case closed.

  2. Kay24
    Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 11:22 am

    OMGosh, this is unbelievable. First of all, I wish that the US media had the courage, to speak like this and challenge these war criminals. I think the subtitles are funny, especially when they show this man to be lying with a straight face. Let us all acknowledge that the zionists have a great talent to lie.

    I did not know this was a one sided war. Do these war criminals take responsibility for anything? This must be a miracle that evangelicals and ziochristians who support Israel may believe in, that all those precision bombs, F16/18, DIME, missiles, 500 pound bombs and apache helicopter are NOT causing any deaths or casualties – It is all Hamas. Four boys killed playing soccer – Hamas, UN shelter bombed – Hamas.
    Entire families wiped out in Gaza – Hamas.

    Wow, wow, Glory and Hallelujah! God’s chosen performing miracles in Gaza.

    • SQ Debris
      SQ Debris on July 31, 2014, 7:07 pm

      “Let us all acknowledge that the zionists have a great talent to lie.”
      That’s so true and so tragic. They know they’re doing it, and thy know the circus will fold if they don’t. So what kind of two bit circus is it? “An edifice of fraud.” (Alexander Cockburn).

  3. oldgeezer
    oldgeezer on July 30, 2014, 11:23 am

    That was priceless. Let me be perfectly clear here, it was absolutely priceless.

    The loss of any human life is a tragedy when you’re watching us take it.

  4. Bumblebye
    Bumblebye on July 30, 2014, 11:32 am

    Who do you think you are? Jon Snow?!


    (Now then, machine, don’t tell me I’m posting comments too quickly again or I’ll thump ya!)

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 2:17 pm

      Heh I got that message too, after I struggled to log in for a long time.

      • Citizen
        Citizen on July 31, 2014, 6:52 am

        Yep, I got the same message. MW cut me off for 21 hours as too many attempts to log in with my correct ID and password. Why can’t they just tell you in plain English instead of making you think there’s something wrong with your usual ID and password?

  5. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Maximus Decimus Meridius on July 30, 2014, 11:33 am

    Here’s another subtitled interview, one of the Aussie midget’s frequent demolitions by the glorious Jon Snow:

  6. a blah chick
    a blah chick on July 30, 2014, 11:47 am

    So hard to keep all the lies straight.

  7. seafoid
    seafoid on July 30, 2014, 11:52 am

    That is a very, very good video. He is so see-through.

  8. Trev
    Trev on July 30, 2014, 12:12 pm

    It’s funny because it’s true. Did you note how he claimed Hamas refused to let the people leave then a couple of days later they changed their story to ‘no one was in that shelter’

    Give ’em enough rope…

  9. seafoid
    seafoid on July 30, 2014, 12:20 pm

    The longer the war goes on, the weaker the hasbara. Israel has just shelled its 6th UN school in Gaza. It could explain away perhaps 2 but not 6 .
    And Regev is such a liar. They just can’t translate the Hebrew memes that work on Yossi Israeli successfully into English.

    • Miriam
      Miriam on July 31, 2014, 12:02 am

      @seafoid……Yes….especially since UN school representatives reported as carried on NPR (no less!)…tonight that they had given Israel their coordinates ELEVEN TIMES in order to prevent any further attacks bombings, etc. Once, twice, even three times…but their “precision bombing” and focused pinpoint targeting seem to not be functional –or– can’t they blame their ‘misfires’ on Khaaamaas as well?

    • Citizen
      Citizen on July 31, 2014, 6:53 am

      It’s now at least seven.

  10. michelle
    michelle on July 30, 2014, 12:40 pm

    sounds like it will be a direct hit
    i was thinking about the Palenstine children and the effort
    that was made awhile back to share their pictures / art
    i think the venue was in Calif. a museum type showing
    i think it was blocked before it began which is telling and
    sad (i doubt any ww2 museum would ever dare be denied)
    wouldn’t it be nice to open some museums that don’t deny
    the Palenstinian people the right to display their history
    even if it has to be done by a different route
    people want/need the truth
    and not everyone is ‘signed on’
    though i do ‘see’ a little area that credits places like this one
    who learned early on to read between the lines
    G-d Bless

  11. Justpassingby
    Justpassingby on July 30, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Why are they airing this sick, brainwashed guy’s defend of killing of people!? Put him in the asylum!

  12. Sycamores
    Sycamores on July 30, 2014, 1:01 pm

    “let’s be clear here” Mark Regev says or “let me make something very, very, very clear to all of you” said by
    Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner. these people dwell in the dim light of lies, clarity would expose these wretched people for what they really are.

    so let’s be clear here

    on July 16 the Israeli Defense force intentionly targeted and killed 4 boys aged 9 to 11, were all members of the extended Bakr family. even Israel Spokesman Peter Lerner afterwards conceded “We had visual surveillance, clearly, to an extent that we should have been able to determine who was on the beach,”.

    Let’s be very clear here

    on July 21 Salem Khaleel Shamaly 23 year old man while looking for his relatives during a 2 hour ceasefire was hit by Israeli sniper fire as he lay there wounded among the rubble calling out for help he was hit again by Israeli sniper fire and die.

    let’s be very very clear

    on July 24 the UN try to coordinate a window with the Israeli army for civilians to leave an UN school in Beit Hanoun but that request was never granted. the resulting Israeli shelling killed 16 people including women, children an UN staff and around 200 others were injured, according to Palestinian officials.

    there is plenty of other tradegies that should be here including the shelling of hospitals, power station and whole familes been wipe out but to keep it short and to the point. even now as i type i heard Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a Jabalya Girls Elementary School in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp.

    so let’s be very very very clear Israel defense force have so far killed over 1300 people mostly civilians – consisting of children, women and the elderly.

    • Miriam
      Miriam on July 31, 2014, 12:07 am

      I cannot now remember the source I read from yesterday which discussed that young man who was videoed as he went thru the streets searching for survivors when he was shot and fell on the rubble ….his associate rescuers could not get closer to him and it was excruciating watching him lying there vulnerable, and then, within a minute two more shots rang out…killing him as he lay there wounded. Cold blooded murder! the article was quoting a soldier who said they were hold up in a Shujayyeah apartment and they decided to make it a game, by drawing an imaginary line in the street so that anyone who crossed their “line” would be shot. And so he was. I suppose they’ll blame Khaaamasss for that one too?

  13. David Doppler
    David Doppler on July 30, 2014, 1:05 pm

    This is amazing. Great questioning by the BBC, then, great translation of Regev’s propaganda into the language of what is actually happening.

    It would be funny except those children seeking shelter at the UN were actually killed as part of Netanyahu’s plan to show he is still leading somewhere despite the failed Obama-persistent peace process. Where exactly is Netanyahu leading us? Tom Friedman? David Brooks? Senator X? Congressman Y? Face the Nation? Meet the Press? Newshour? NPR? How far will you follow the Israeli right wing in its mad desire to silence those it has imprisoned and wants to slaughter into oblivion? At what point do you say, enough!

  14. nettee
    nettee on July 30, 2014, 1:14 pm

    This is VERY VERY good.
    Caught on camera for all posterity.
    He got his head handed to him on a platter.
    The utter twat.
    Hasbara-must try harder!

  15. Bandolero
    Bandolero on July 30, 2014, 1:44 pm

    You may also want to have a look at an interview of Channel 4 with Mark Regev, which I found at the Facebook page of Shahzad Hussain and has also some subtitles:

    Hard times for hasbara shills to defend the indefensible when media ask tough questions.

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 2:16 pm

      You should add “when the” international” media ask tough questions”.

      We have not been fortunate to have such courageous journalists and hear them challenge lies here in the US. As I said before US media just loves these scoundrels, and you almost expect them to kiss their rings when they are done.

      • Bandolero
        Bandolero on July 30, 2014, 9:35 pm


        We have not been fortunate to have such courageous journalists and hear them challenge lies here in the US.

        From what I see here in Germany, the coverage of what happens in Gaza is here even worse than in the U.S. The Zionist narrative in the German mass media is currently airtight, I didn’t find any exception from that in the mass here, yet.

        Just have a look at first German state TV news Tagesschau. There is only the zionist narrative, presented to the public by devoted zionists like Richard C. Schneider from Jerusalem. The news is like: Israel may have lost the media war, but the Israeli actions are just. Radical Arabs threaten te security in the west bank so Israel has to take action there. Somehow a UN school in Gaza exploded and killed some people, likely because radical islamist stored rockets there. Here is no NBC, no Channel 4, all mass media in Germany currently just spout the same Zionist narrative without any questions and with all major facts like rates of death between civ/mil killed by Palestinians and killed by Israel being ommitted.

        But as the news from Gaza is very damning for Israel anyway, mass media here currently use agenda setting as the main tool to deflect attention from what Israel does in Gaza. The big story here in germany is currently that Putin is a bad dictatator who killed 298 innocent people when he shot down a civilian airliner over Ukraine in cold blood, and Putin must somehow be stopped. The mass media here pushes out story after story what a bad mass murdering dictator Putin is, then contrasts it with other opinions that he is a bad dictator from KGB school, and other opinions that he is really a bad dictator, because he kills innocent European children in cold blood and must be sanctioned and stopped therefore. Somewhere in the middle of the paper there is then a small notice that Israel according to the IDF killed some radical islamic terrorists in Gaza, that the radical Islamic terrorists in Gaza are dangerous, but that the heroic and most moral army in the world, the IDF, manages to deal with the radical islamist terrorist threat emanating from anti-semitic islamic extremists in Gaza who take the peaceful part of the population hostage.

        I exaggerated a bit in this comment here but I hope you get the idea.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 10:21 pm

        Thanks for that information. I had no idea it was as bad over there.

        I guess for Germany, any little criticism of Israel, might be shot down as anti semitism by Israel and knowing how sensitive the past history has been, Israel has Germany over a barrel, and always will feel a sense of guilt for generations, which is unfortunate for them.

        The zio influence is all over the world in ways we may never know.

      • Atlantaiconoclast
        Atlantaiconoclast on July 30, 2014, 10:36 pm

        try living in the South discussing this issue with Christian Zionists!
        They are kukoo for Israel. God requires it!

      • Bandolero
        Bandolero on July 31, 2014, 12:04 am


        It’s not all lost in Germany. Many people in Germany have internet and so they do see what Israel does. The accusation of anti-semitism doesn’t stick so well anymore as before. Many people from all spheres in Germany have understood that unfounded accusations of anti-semitism are a tool used by Israel and Israel’s supporters to exert power. Some powerful politicians are therefore also not so shy anymore in criticising Israel for what the Israeli government does as they were some time ago. So what we currently have is that our government tells all the time that Israel has the right to defense itself. But, and, here is the good news, they also say the defense must be proportionate – mustnot be excessive.

        What we have in Germany is a problem with the mass media. Mass media permanently push propaganda for Israel and against Russia. Lot’s of people online in Germany see this propaganda with horror and the mass media are flooded with comments and feedback exposing and complaining about the propaganda. Editors of mass media react to that by either exercising strict comment censorship or closing the comment sections altogether. Media now report that there are large gaps between journalists and readers. Many, many readers just don’t agree with the stories anymore that the journalists of the mass media serve them. RT is just one click away.

        What Germany is still lacking is a mass media icebreaker. We lack a major news outlet in German language taht reports with real emapthy for the Palestinian people, and grill the Israeli spokespersons for the cynical things they say to the suffering of the Palestianians, like what NBC and Channel 4 currently do in the English language sphere.

        But what we sometimes have in German media is a storyline that Israeli defense shouldn’t be excessive is also sometimes aired. Check this article from state funded Deutsche Welle: “Israeli author and peace activist Amos Oz explains, why he supports the ground attack in the Gaza strip – and which exit he sees.

        Amos Oz supports in that interview the full zionist narrative for the military operation without any questions, but with an important caveat:

        I believe it (the Israeli military operation against Hamas/Gaza) is partly excessive. … justified, but excessive.

        That’s the line what the German government may follow. As excessive (disproportionate) force is a crime, that may open the door to put blame on Israel, and arguments for consequences.

        What the interview also reveals is the following: To justify his position Amoz Os tells the story that a relative of him, who survived the holocaust in KZ Theresienstadt, always reminded her children and grandchildren, that her life wasn’t saved in 1945 by peace protestors with posters and flowers, but by American soldiers with machine guns.

        From my point of view that story from Amos Oz begs a tough question, especially when one keeps in mind the current massive anti-Russian war propaganda in German media: Theresienstadt was liberated by the Soviet army. So why does Amos Oz tell the German mass media audience now his relative “always” reminded her children and grandchildren that American soldiers liberated her? But German journalists have neither the education nor the guts to confront a reputated “Israeli peace activist” with such a remarkable falsehood he spreads to a mass media audience in Germany.

        So, likely you see now how it goes with German mass media and their Israeli interview partners.

      • Citizen
        Citizen on July 31, 2014, 6:58 am

        @ Bandolero
        It’s no better here in USA.

      • MHughes976
        MHughes976 on July 31, 2014, 8:20 am

        I have had the experience, recent and painful, of meeting a German who eloquently denounced Euro forms of nationalism. I asked for an opinion of Zionism, and received the reply ‘As a German I cannot comment on anything concerning Jews’. I said, more quickly than I should have, ‘that’s inverse racism’ and things went from bad to worse.

  16. John O
    John O on July 30, 2014, 2:04 pm

    I was intrigued to hear Regev losing his Australian accent and sounding like someone whose first language is not English. His sell-by date as “one of us” is approaching fast.

  17. John Douglas
    John Douglas on July 30, 2014, 2:06 pm

    I think that Regev’s own words, his so-obvious rope-a-dope avoidance of anything resembling the truth, is more damaging than the subtitled translation. Time and time again he returns to the recommended phraseology and talking points of “the terrorists”; Hamas seeking the death of Palestinians; anyone who’s been in a wartime situation; accusing the reporter of trying to deprive Israel of the right to defend itself and his favorite “Let’s be very clear (circles are square, Israel wants peace.)”

  18. annie
    annie on July 30, 2014, 2:13 pm

    these subtitles are fantastic!

  19. just
    just on July 30, 2014, 2:54 pm


    Let’s be cleah heah. It’s KKKhamas that is doing the killing all round. It’s a tragiddy, it’s traggiddck.

    KKKhamas is shooting rokkets. Our fowces were receiving fiah from everywheh.

    I am tiarhed– do nawt ahsk me– this is about Tehrarists… can I say the following if you’ll let me, Ihran is the biggest Tehrarists that we will genocide next.

    You are mean and unfaih. So thaih. Nahny- nahny poo poo. G’nite.

  20. gracie fr
    gracie fr on July 30, 2014, 3:11 pm

    …Oh my…Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Ron Dermer has studied Frank Luntz’s Playbook and sounds very much like Marc Regev……

  21. elephantine
    elephantine on July 30, 2014, 3:53 pm

    Oh.My.God. How does he even live with himself? There are just no words to describe how unbelievably disgusting the attacks and the pathetic attempt to justify them are. No humanity whatsoever.

  22. straightline
    straightline on July 30, 2014, 4:16 pm

    I could never understand why Israel continued to pay Regev after his Jon Snow interviews around the Cast Lead massacre. Jon Snow caught him lying then – and he came across generally as unconvincing.

    James Carleton – the Australian Broadcasting Commission broadcaster has been much more gentle on him. Carleton seems to believe his interview of Regev – see below for the link – was anti-Israel and cites it as such in a recent interaction on Middle East Reality Check! Such is the bias of the Australian media when it comes to Israel.

    If you look a couple of days back into
    you’ll find this from Carleton as an attempt to “prove” his lack of bias.

    As for the blog’s administrator: “For Carleton, Israel’s is always the default position”.
    Listen to these:

    The second is Carleton’s interviewing Regev.

  23. Kay24
    Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 6:48 pm

    Canadian zionist and strong supporter of Israel, Stephen Harper, again chooses to take the hasbara spin, and blames it all on Hamas….echoes of that pathological liar, Regev.

  24. RoHa
    RoHa on July 30, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Every time I see him, Regev looks more and more like a computer graphic. And not a very good one. Israel should get some help from Pixar both for the visuals and the speech programme.

    Kudos to the BBC producer who caught the interviewer’s expression of horrified disbelief. (At around 6:33) That image alone destroyed every point Regev was trying to make.

  25. lonely rico
    lonely rico on July 30, 2014, 8:08 pm

    @ Kay24
    A quick look at the comments on the Globe and Mail’s article on the odious Harper’s cheer-leading for criminality – almost entirely, very to extremely critical of Harper and the rest of the pols in Canada.
    The smug self-satisfied prime minister of Canada is repugnant, indefensible, destructive and malignant.

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on July 30, 2014, 10:24 pm

      I have relatives who are in Vancouver, and they all disappointed in him, his pro Israel stance, and they hope he will be crushed in the next elections.
      I am more skeptical though, knowing how these lobbies operate in other nations.
      The next PM could also be a devoted servant of zio land.

      • eljay
        eljay on July 31, 2014, 6:58 am

        Harper’s Zio-donkey fellatio is an embarrassment to Canadians.

  26. Xpat
    Xpat on July 30, 2014, 9:40 pm

    That was satisfying. Reminded me of the subtitles of the Fyu’s speech in The Great Dictator. There was also that British sitcom “Captain Subtext.”
    If Alex Nunns is reading this: we want more! Netanyahu. Obama.

  27. Mayhem
    Mayhem on July 30, 2014, 11:09 pm

    Where are the Hamas spokesmen?

  28. Stephen Shenfield
    Stephen Shenfield on July 31, 2014, 7:02 am

    Zionist sites are highlighting a claim made on Israeli TV that Hamas has executed 20 people in Gaza for holding an antiwar protest. Does anyone have any information on this?

  29. unverified__e4ga8k54
    unverified__e4ga8k54 on July 31, 2014, 11:54 am

    I always find myself frothing at the mouth and screaming at the TV like a lunatic when people like Regev and his revolting ilk appear on the news, so this video came as quite a relief.

  30. Egbert
    Egbert on July 31, 2014, 2:12 pm

    It is a shame that Spitting Image no longer exists. They could have done a sketch about the current apartheid state.

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