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  1. Disappointing news considering (from what I can remember of the video on YouTube) the only real offense the video could cause is to the black community.

    One would assume that YouTube took the video down due to the use of the ‘Nigger’ word. However, a quick search on YouTube of the derogatory term returns about 25,400 results. A search of the term using its slightly deviated spelling ‘Nigga’ returns an astounding 140,000 results.

    Does the video foment anti-semitism? I doubt it. Most people that viewed the video are probably mature enough to realise that the interviewees were a bunch of ignorant morons who’s views were amplified by the alcohol they had been consuming – hardly motive to attack the Jewish community. Where this video does damage the Jewish (or more likely Israeli) community is amongst the policy makers in Washington. So, in my view it had to be taken down for that reason alone. How can you court the president of the US to your favour (especially during a probable rocky period in the US/Israel pact) when your kids are out in Jerusalem calling him a nigger and threatening his safety? That’s the most damaging aspect of the video. The anti-semitism play is, therefore, obviously a cloak.

  2. The cat is out of the bag! I wish every jew had to watch this video like poor old Alex in clockwork orange… I made my mother watch it 2x all she kept on saying is what kinda parents do these kids have,and i thought is it all the parents? is it birthright israel,or trips to learn the art of lying ie hasbara http://bit.ly/GZtNQ. Those jews who said the N word is not shocking, nothing they did,or said was shocking, especially after i saw How israeli jews treated that Doctor blaming him for the 3 deaths of his daughters,and the reaction of the jewish twitters cyberthuging all the muslims on twitter.the day This video came out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_F0p8Jcrc this video made it ,so clear to me that as a jew I have nothing in common with the 90% of israeli who supported this war! Israel still thinks its the good ole days of bush,and his neo-con cabal who got us into iraq,and now want us to go fight in iran for israel.. Anti semitism is brought on by our actions,not our faith. http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_hoenlein_israel/2009/06/14/225064.html?s=al&promo_code=8181-1

    cause and effect ,cause and effect

  3. @ Gert:
    It is possible that they CHANGED THE URL. I do not have the original URL for the video but IT IS DEFINITELY “ON” on youtube NOW under


    If you search “Blumenthal hate in jerusalem” on youtube, it will take you to this video. Why not just try the above URL, copy and paste, if the link is not active after I post my comment?

    1. He’s talking about my link directly to Max’s own personal site, not to the YouTube video. Something is hinky about the blog post Max wrote about this for his own blog. The URL for it doesn’t work.



    1) a blindfolded Palestinian being forced to repeat phrases in Hebrew as the soldiers manning the checkpoint laugh in the background. One of the lines is: “Golani will bring you a log to stick up your ass.” –

    ARTICLE / VIDEO – http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1037217.html

    2) Israeli Border Police humiliating a Palestinian man –

    VIDEO – http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2009/06/youtube-censoring-videos-critical-of-israel.html

    “HAARETZ” ARTICLE – http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1094242.html


    SEE: “ADL, YouTube launch partnership to fight video abuse”, Dec. 14, 2008, By MAX SOCOL, “THE JERUSALEM POST”

    (EXCERPT) The Anti-Defamation League announced Sunday its recent expansion into the world of YouTube, the on-line video-sharing site.

    The US-based advocacy group has officially partnered with the digital media powerhouse in an effort to combat hate speech and other forms of abuse…

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1228728196431

      1. I hate to be cynical, but irony is probably a ‘best case scenario’. Foxman seems to presume that anything critical of Israel is anti-Semitic.

  6. Unbelievable. Their parents must be so proud. Apparently, these kids have learned none of the lessons of the holocaust. Spoiled brats without a shred of humanity.

    Thank you Tikan Olam for posting this video. I had to do quite a bit of searching to find it. Seems it’s banned everywhere — even on Max’s site the video can’t be viewed. So much for freedom of speech in the good ol’ USA.

  7. I don’t think this video would stir any antisemitism except among those extreme leftist democrats who already have antisemitic views and idolize Obama. It would be ridiculous for any of that demographic to point to this silly video as an excuse for their own hatred as thinking people know better than to respect their words anyway.

    Those who would not use the language these intoxicated kids used in this video but still agree that Obama is bad for Israel wouldn’t think much about it except to agree with their sentiment but maybe, be appalled at their behavior. That’s not going to be very many, as most people who are older have a time in their youth when they can say “yes, I acted like fool” and a part of them secretly wishes they could get away with it again.
    To be frank, the whole video made me laugh.

      1. Yes, those who taunt others with defamation based on perceived crimes of thought (i.e. hate speech) are typically the extreme leftists. Not all dems are on the fringe left just as not all reps are truly conservative or on the fringe right. I believe most Americans fall somewhere in the center. So I was careful to define them as a sub-group and not a characterization of the entire party (or group).

        As for your inclination to react with defamatory movie metaphor; I am a more of a modern anthropological docu-drama than a horror show.

        As for you “[sic]”, I always refer to political parties in lower case (personal style choice).


        1. You’re off yr nut. How did such a wingnut find this blog? Aren’t there other sites where you’d find yrself more at home politically & otherwise (among fellow wingnuts)?

          Political parties are spelled with a capital ltr. That is accepted usage. Making up yr own rules only confirms yr obliviousness to rules of spelling, language and political discourse.

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