Dutch TV Parodies Israeli Singer’s Eurovision Song Contest Performance

In case you haven’t heard, an Israeli singer by the name of Netta Barzilai won this year’s Eurovision song contest. The win was announced on May 12 and was much celebrated by Israeli officials at the time. A video of the somewhat obese Barzilai doing her winning “chicken dance” performance can be accessed here. The video you see above is a parody of that performance which aired Saturday May 19 on Dutch TV.

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‘A Life Worth Living’–The Story of a Palestinian Catholic

A very interesting talk by Dr. Bernard Sabella, a Palestinian Christian and lecturer at Bethlehem University. He gives his thoughts on the border protests in Gaza and Israel’s murderously brutal response, but I would say of particular interest are some anecdotes he relates regarding interaction with Jews on campus during his younger years when he was attending university in the US. It seems they didn’t want to have much to do with him–possibly because he would occasionally point out the inconsistency inherent in US Jews campaigning for civil rights in America while ignoring Israel’s racist policies toward Palestinians.

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Mother Do You Think They’ll Drop the Bomb? Roger Waters Denounces White Helmets as ‘Fake’

Roger Waters, speaking at a concert in Spain, branded the White Helmets–universally portrayed by Western media as glorious heroes–as a bunch of frauds.

“We live in a world where propaganda seems to be more important than what’s really going on.”

–Roger Waters

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

–George Orwell

Syrian Ambassador quotes Orwell: ‘In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act’

Another Security Council meeting today…and as before, the last speaker, once again, was Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari. Syria is not a Security Council member, but under the guidelines in place, whenever a country becomes the subject of a Security Council debate, its representative is recognized to speak.  In his remarks, Jaafari quoted the famous line from George Orwell about truth-telling during times of universal deceit–and Jaafari’s speech was rather admirable, containing quite a few revolutionary acts in its own right.

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