[News] Israel thumbs nose at world anger
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Sun Jun 6 10:50:51 EDT 2010
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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