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From The Times of Ysrael

With Israeli elections just over a week away, parties are pulling out all the stops to grab attention and show who they are. However, one party ad, featuring a model stripping down to her skivvies, may have revealed a bit too much.

The Central Elections Committee was petitioned Sunday to ban a television ad run by the Calcala (Economy) party, which the Coalition against Racism in Israel claimed hurts the status of women and is unworthy of televised campaign advertisements.

Committee chairman Elyakim Rubenstein said that the ad was vulgar and in poor taste, but he refused to ban it, saying that in this day and age, there is nothing in the commercial that is not already easily accessible to the public.

Nevertheless, the Calcala party announced on Sunday that they would not air the commercial anymore, as they now understand that many people, particularly women and the ultra-Orthodox, found it offensive.

The ad features a young woman, who describes herself as “Lynn,” a high school graduate who served in the IDF and then decided to pursue an academic degree.

“Lynn” proceeds to describe how hard it is to survive in Israel economically, and lists all of the things that Israeli citizens must pay — income tax, value added tax, national health insurance, housing, electricity, and so on. For each item she mentions, she removes an article of clothing, until she is down to her bra and panties.

As her bra comes off, she is covered by a banner that reads “The government is stripping us!”

The party founders, brothers Danny and Benny Goldstein, then come out fully dressed and block the view of “Lynn.”

“Do we have to get to this situation in order for you to listen to us,” they ask.

They promise that their party will not allow the government to “undress” you.

The Calcala party, running on an economic reform platform, is seen as a long shot to enter the Knesset. The faction is headed by defected Kadima MK Yulia Shamalov Berkovich.

The Truth About the West Bank

Posted: July 26, 2011 in Israel, politics, war

srael’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The video explains where the terms “West Bank”, “occupied territories” and “67 Borders” originated and how they are incorrectly used and applied.

Have we become a nation of Turncoats? Bill and Dr. Victor Davis Hansen say yes.

TURNCOAT NATION, posted with vodpod

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the US Congress

Born in Israel under the name Chaim Witz, Gene Simmons relocated to Brooklyn at the age of 9 with his mother, a Hungarian immigrant and the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Once in the States his name was changed to the more American-sounding Gene Klein, and he struggled to advance his understanding of English through watching television and reading comics. During his school years, he developed an interest in horror and science fiction, for a while even publishing his own comics fanzine; but the Beatles phenomenon inspired a stronger urge to become a musician, and in 1967 he secured a second hand guitar from his mother to realize his ambitions. Participation in a series of different bands followed, amongst which were The Missing Links and The Long Island Sounds. After high school Simmons enrolled in college and began working towards a degree in education, performing at night as a member of Bullfrog Bheer and later in the folk duo Coffee. A period was spent as a teacher in Spanish Harlem and then as a personal assistant for the editor of Vogue, but by this time he had met Paul Stanley and, after a series of unsuccessful attempts, the two founded Kiss in 1973. It was at this point that he adopted the name Gene Simmons.

See why Glenn Beck says to watch for trouble in May because of a forthcoming ‘Freedom Flotilla.’

No, not the media trying to hang an insane leftist’s (is there really any other kind?) shooting of a congresscritter on Sarah Palin (which fits the actual definition, but some Jews claimed copyright for exclusive use) but actual libel about blood on Jewish hands perpetrated by an idiot tying to get Hamas to take responsibility for its actions by libeling Israel. Yes, the fool admits he though Hamas would investigate itself on the purposeful targeting of civilians if the Israelis were accused of it also. A least he has come to realize he “screwed the pooch” on that one.

The story here: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/04/the-goldstone-recantation/print/

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