Monday, July 13, 2009

Blumenthal: Feeling the Hate (again)



Max Blumenthal offers interesting commentary on the making of the video, here...

6 Comments:

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

I think this is as distorted a view of Israelis as the first video was. At the university, he interviews people attending a pro-Nakba Law protest (people supporting the criminalization of the word Nakba), meaning they're right-wingers from the get-go.

At night he finds three (3) people who say they hate Iranians, and since this was filmed before the Iranian protests it is quite possible they're referring to the Ayatollahs and not regular Iranians. He also finds two racists who are stupid enough to be proud of their racism. Even if the ones talking about Iran really do hate every single Iranian, that's still just five people in total. How representative are they? How many reasonable, non-racist, non-Iranian-hating Israeli Jews were interviewed but didn't make it onto the final cut?

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Yawn.

Perhaps you should re-read my responses to the comments on the original vid?

If I made a doc about the BNP would I be under obligation to show the more progressive side of British working class too? Tricky one, that...

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

If you'd make a clip about the BNP, you'd probably present it as a doc about the BNP, not Britain in general. Max isn't saying "look, this is the Israeli far right wing", he's saying "look, this is Israel".

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Personally I don't think he's saying that at all. And it isn't just the Israeli far Right either: look at that well groomed girl near the end: the one complaining about the ungrateful Arabs.

There's more interesting discussion going on at Alex Stein regarding the videos.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

And it isn't just the Israeli far Right either: look at that well groomed girl near the end: the one complaining about the ungrateful Arabs.

You can determine where she stands on the political spectrum by her appearance? I didn't know only disheveled people are right-wingers.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Hahaha... no, of course not.

I meant her opinion sounds more like what we call petit-bourgeois. Not really political...

 

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