Uninformed people, understandable. Uninformed journalists, no: So religious Jews wrapping themselves in tefillin and praying is an “elaborate ritual“? Really? Because I’ve seen people put on tefillin, and it’s not all that elaborate. The AP can’t even get something this simple right—no wonder they screw up on Israel all the time.
Pilots on an Alaska Airlines flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles locked down the cockpit and alerted authorities Sunday when a flight crew grew alarmed at the behavior of three men who turned out to be conducting an elaborate orthodox Jewish prayer ritual, officials said.
This isn’t the first time flight crews have freaked out over Jews praying. You know, the airlines really ought to brief their people on this ritual, because Orthodox Jews will continue to fly on American airlines, and they will continue to pray during those flights.
Hope the movie tanks, Mel: Jodie Foster says that Mel Gibson is the most-loved man in Hollywood. Yeah, I’m thinking not so much after his anti-Semitic rants about Jews, but then, Foster is the actor who so desperately wants to play Leni Riefenstahl, better known as Hitler’s propagandist, in a biopic she’s been shopping around for years. So what’s a little Jew-hate between friends, eh?
No, really, this time we mean it! The reason I don’t care at all about Hamas and Fatah reuniting is that they won’t. Abbas won’t visit Gaza, because he doesn’t want to be assassinated. It’s just words. Even the AP realizes it:
Bringing Hamas back into the Palestinian Authority could jeopardize the hundreds of millions of dollars in annual American and European aid the government depends on. That aid was withheld in the past when Hamas was part of the government because it refused to recognize Israel, renounce its violent campaign against the Jewish state or accept previous peace accords. There is no sign Hamas would be willing to do any of those things now, and violence continues.
Shyeah. Best friends. Any minute now. Sure. Uh-huh.