Video dispatch 14: Jon Stewart under fire in Egypt (& Kid President meets Real President)

April 05, 2013

Kid President in the Oval Office

 

I attach six videos.

 

CONTENTS

1. Kid President meets the President of the United States of America
2. Jon Stewart mocks Egyptian President Morsi for arresting “Egyptian Jon Stewart”
3. Destroying the World War II British military cemetery in Libya
4. “Gay Men In The Promised Land”
5. An Israeli Jew speaks in Arabic on al-Jazeera about Jerusalem and Islam
6. An IDF spokesman on Russia Today


KID PRESIDENT MEETS REAL PRESIDENT

This video is not connected to the Middle East, but is cute.

Kid President (nine-year-old Robby Novak) and Big President, Barack Obama, finally meet face to face. The two met in the Oval Office this week to discuss how kids and grown-ups can work together to change the world.

Young Mr. Novak currently serves as ‘Kid President,’ a non-elected role in which he reaches out to millions of kids in his weekly YouTube show, which has become a viral sensation.

The third grader was invited to the Oval Office to get a briefing from Mr. Obama about the pressing matters of the day. (Footage courtesy of The White House.)



 

JON STEWART MOCKS EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MORSI FOR ARRESTING EGYPTIAN JON STEWART

There are reports that some people close to the Egyptian government are demanding that American TV comedian Jon Stewart be arrested if he visits Egypt, after he used The Daily Show to ridicule Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi over his arrest of Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian satirist critical of his government, who is known by some as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”.

Here is the video clip in question from earlier this week, which some Islamists found so offensive:


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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And here is the first part of that clip:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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DESTROYING THE WORLD WAR II BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY IN LIBYA

I have drawn attention to this video before but it is worth seeing it again. It leaves me speechless.



 

“GAY MEN IN THE PROMISED LAND”

This is preview clip from a new documentary (“Undressing Israel: Gay Men In The Promised Land”) made by Michael Lucas, who I am told by subscribers to this list who sent the clip to me, is a lead actor in the gay adult film business.

He has used his earnings to fund this film and his next film will be about the mistreatment of gay people in Russia.



 

AN ISRAELI JEW SPEAKS IN ARABIC ON AL-JAZEERA ABOUT JERUSALEM AND ISLAM

Bar Ilan University political scientist Dr. Mordechai Kedar gives forceful responses to questions by an Al Jazeera TV anchor, in an interview that has received admiration from many, for its forcefulness. “Let’s talk about the Koran” .... “Jerusalem is not in the Koran” ... “ok, no, let’s talk about politics”.



 

AN IDF SPOKESMAN ON RUSSIA TODAY

Here an IDF spokesman gives a surprisingly forceful response to questions on Russia Today. The video is from November 2012.




Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Cheering Bin Laden in London)

* Video dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (not Israeli and U.S. ones)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology

* Video dispatch 11: “Freedom, Freedom!” How some foreign media are reporting the truth about Syria

* Video dispatch 12: All I want for Christmas is...

* Video dispatch 13: “Amazing Israeli innovations Obama will see (& Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz!)

* Video dispatch 14: Jon Stewart under fire in Egypt (& Kid President meets Real President)

* Video dispatch 15: A rare BBC recording from 1945: Survivors in Belsen sing Hatikvah (& “No Place on Earth”)

* Video dispatch 16: Joshua Prager: “In search for the man who broke my neck”

* Video dispatch 17: Pushback against the “dictator Erdogan” - Videos from the “Turkish summer”

* Video dispatch 18: Syrian refugees: “May God bless Israel”

* Video dispatch 19: An uplifting video (& ‘Kenya calls in Israeli special forces to help end mall siege’)

* Video dispatch 20: No Woman, No Drive: First stirrings of Saudi democracy?

* Video dispatch 21: Al-Jazeera: Why can’t Arab armies be more humane like Israel’s?

* Video dispatch 22: Jerusalem. Tel Aviv. Beirut. Happy.

* Video dispatch 23: A nice moment in the afternoon

* Video dispatch 24: How The Simpsons were behind the Arab Spring

* Video dispatch 25: Iranians and Israelis enjoy World Cup love-in (& U.S. Soccer Guide)

* Video dispatch 26: Intensifying conflict as more rockets aimed at Tel Aviv

* Video dispatch 27: Debating the media coverage of the current Hamas-Israel conflict

* Video dispatch 28: CNN asks Hamas: “Do you really believe Jews slaughter Christians?” (& other items)

* Video dispatch 29: “Fighting terror by day, supermodels by night” (& Sign of the times)

* Video dispatch 30: How to play chess when you’re an ISIS prisoner (& Escape from Boko Haram)

* Video dispatch 31: Incitement to kill

* Video Dispatch 32: Bibi to BBC: “Are we living on the same planet?” (& other videos)

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