Kid President in the Oval Office
I attach seven videos -- three from this week, and four other videos that I didn’t have time to send out in the past.
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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. BBC Hardtalk: Danny Dayan - Spokesperson of the Israeli settler movement
5. “Gay Men In The Promised Land”
6. An Israeli Jew speaks in Arabic on al-Jazeera about Jerusalem and Islam
7. 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:
And here is the first part of that clip:
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.
BBC HARDTALK: DANNY DAYAN - SPOKESPERSON OF THE ISRAELI SETTLER MOVEMENT
This video is from January this year, recorded shortly before the Israeli elections.
It is worth watching because the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) is one of the most demonized in the world and here Dayan is given a rare chance to put their views.
(Danny Dayan’s term as spokesperson has since expired. He is a subscriber to this email list.)
“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: