[News] Israel thumbs nose at world anger

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Israel thumbs nose at world anger

Sun, 06 Jun 2010 09:11:21 GMT

The Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound convoy drew 
instant condemnation across the world.
Israel has triggered a new tide of global outrage 
after it started circulating a video that pokes 
fun at the Freedom Flotilla activists, recently 
attacked by armed Israeli commandos.

While world countries and international 
organizations are up in arms over a deadly 
Israeli attack on a ship carrying aid for Gazans, 
Tel Aviv continues to refuse to show any remorse for its violent actions.

In a move that further added insult to injury, 
the Israeli Press Office (GPO) distributed a link 
to a highly offensive musical video, dubbed "We 
Con the World", which was put together by a 
former member of the Israeli military, Caroline Glick.

Set to the tune of the 1985 hit, "We are the 
World", the video shows over a dozen Arab 
lookalikes sporting traditional clothes and 
singing satirical verses, such as "There's no 
people dying, so the best that we can do is create the biggest bluff of all."

The move raised a storm of protest across the 
globe, which was instantly shrugged off by Glick, 
who described the video as "an important Israeli 
contribution to the discussion of recent events."

Glick, who now serves as a columnist for an 
Israeli daily, said she hoped the video would be distributed "far and wide."

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev, 
unabashed by the tidal wave of world 
condemnation, also brushed aside criticism over 
the video link, saying he actually thought it was "funny."

"I called my kids in to watch it because I 
thought it was funny," he said, adding that he 
first noticed the video on the New York Times website.

"It is what Israelis feel 
 The GPO distributes 
non-government items, things that we think that 
show our side of the story," Regev said.

The new move by Israel comes as twenty-eight 
children lost their fathers as a result of the 
Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy.

Nine people died on May 31 when Israeli soldiers 
opened fire on the Turkish vessel M.V. Mavi 
Marmara as it attempted to transport humanitarian 
assistance to the Gaza Strip.


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