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New Era of Middle East Peace Begins

Israeli video mocking Qaddafi gains Arab fans

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It’s easy to get overexcited about the role Internet tools like Twitter have played in the Middle East uprisings. That’s not to say their impact isn’t important—people sure don’t seem to joke about the Internet only being good for porn anymore—but there isn’t an app yet for not running away when the men with clubs and guns arrive.

But! I’m happy to pin a badge for “marginal world improvement” on Israeli Noy Alooshe. His achievement? The Tel Aviv resident Auto-tuned one of Muammar Gaddafi’s now familiar stream of consciousness speeches. You know—the one where he promises to hound protesters “inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alleyway by alleyway,” and Monica tells Chandler she’s pregnant.

Alooshe then set it to Pitbull’s Hey Baby (featuring ubiquitous Auto-Tuner T-Pain)—and to top it off amateurishly added mirrored clips of dancing women on either side of the Gaddafi. The women represent freedom of assembly, I believe. He named it the “Zenga Song,” posted the result to YouTube and spread the word to “young Arab revolutionaries.”

The result? Well over 800,000 views on the original video as of Monday morning, plus 200,000 more on a parent friendly version lacking the dancers. Apparently, reactions have been largely good—even after net detectives uncovered that he was Israeli (in a band called “Lovers of Zion,” no less).

So nicely done, Internet and Noy Alooshe. In achieving your primary directive (almost funny videos) you have laid a cheaply made brick on the road to peace.

Qaddafi Youtube Spoof by Israeli Gets Arab Fans [NYT]
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Yaakov Hillel says:

It is good that there are improvements in the middle-east, but let us not get over excited about “a new era of peace” because Israel has a favorite song on the web. The Muslim brotherhood lives and is kicking in every country out side of Syria, where they were wisely put to death by Assad’s father. We have them in Israel with Riyad Abu Salah. They exist in Egypt there they killed the man who brought peace to Egypt Anwar Saadat. They are strong in Jordan Lebanon Saudia Arabia Iraq Libya Algeria Tunisia and Morroco. The Islam is not quite happy of Israel’s existence right in the middle of “Daar Al Salaam” nor are they happy about the Jewish existence at all. Judaism is Gods smack in the face to Islam. Who ever thinks that we are on the brink of peace is a fool. We may gain some quiet while the Arabs battle it out, you can never tell maybe the Palestinian majority in Jordan will decide to take the reins of the country and change it rightfully into a Palestinian state where all the Palestinian refugees can go to their own state and rebuild their lives and I am sure that Israel would do everything to support such a state and help them survive on a good standard of living. The Hizbullah in Lebanon who have rearmed to the teeth more than five fold what they had previously, against all the promises of the UN meaning the senior partners thereof America, England, France, Russia, China etc. When the UN will fill its part of the bargain and clean out southern Lebanon, only then will they have any right to come and complain to Israel,about its part in the effort for peace. until that time happens a lot of water is going to flow in the Bosphorus. ENGLAND WAS GIVEN THE HONOR BY THE LEAGUE OF nATIONS TO help build a home land for the Jews on the land that is Israel and Jordan. after a short period of time four fifths of the land was taken away and given to Jordan. Because of people like Amin El Husseini who advised the turks how to make a genocide on the Armenians he became Hitlers

Yaakov Hillel says:

adviser, and was successfull in wiping out one third of the Jews in the world but the half million survivors showed up at his door step against the will of the British and the will of the UN. The second mistake was the Arab countries throwing out their million and a half Jews. Many became citizens of France but 800,000 came to the shores of Israel.leaving great wealth in Egypt France Iraq syria and other countries. They owned much property. In easy mathematics 550,000 poor Palestinians less 800000 relatively wealthy Jews leaves the Arabs to compenate Israel for the property, houses, Automobiles, bank accounts, valuables, works of art, businesses that these and other Arab countries took away simple mathematics leaves the difference between Jewish refugees to Muslim refugees some who were convinced by Arab countries to leave Israel others who were residents of towns and cities that were known to be the bases of murderers of Jews wiping out Jews on the roads and in their settlements and causing a situation of Jewish refugees in Israel, Like the murder of the Jews of Kfar ETZION by the Arabs of Ramle and Lod. For this reason the Arabs of Ramle and Lod were chased away by the new Jewish Army made up of part Israeli born, part refugees from the Nazi Holocaust that the Arabs have had a part in. and partly from Jewish refugees thrown out of Arab countries. and partly of Jews who were refugees from their homes in Hebron Nablus Ramallah. We can say that refugees made refugees in return, and of course there is the 250000 human difference between Jewish refugees and Muslim refugees. I think it would be fair to compensate Israel with the difference of 100000 dollars per refugee which is a very modest sum that would mean that the Arab countries have to settle all their refugees like Israel did and secondly pay compensation of twenty five billion dollars for the money coming to Israel for a difference of 250000 refugees coming to Israel from Arab countries then we can talk peace.

An Arab from Gaza and a self-confessed member of Hamas once asked me, “How can we have peace?” I though it was a strange question coming from a terrorist. When I asked him if he was ready to recognize Israel’s right to exist, he answered, “There is no such country as ‘Israel'; there is only Palestine, my country.” That’s why negotiating peace with Hamas or any other Arab faction is a fool’s errand. In this man’s mind, Israel’s right to exist is not an issue because there is no Israel; there is just a large, well-armed group of space-occupying Jewish squatters, who deserve death. Furthermore, every U.S. president keeps saying the same mantra, “They [Palestinian Authority] must recognize Israel’s right to exist.” Correction; they must first recognize that Israel exists. Actually, somebody forgot to tell all of the politicians that we Jews don’t need their permission to exist as a nation; G-d gave that to us at Mount Sinai.

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