Remember Farfour, the Mickey Mouse ripoff that espoused violent anti-Israel ideology to children on Hamas television in Gaza? Well, the same creative minds that brought you Farfour have a new created a new children’s program that will knock your socks off.
“Young Pioneers” is not a new show on Gaza television, but it garnered interest this week because of an episode about a woman who is leaving her children to become a suicide bomber. The episode, originally filmed two years ago, is based on a real suicide bomber who murdered four Israelis at the Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel. The station recently showed the episode to her children, which caught the attention of CNN and human rights groups.
Speaking of terrorists, have you seen “Bruno” yet? Off the bat, I will tell you that this attempt pales in comparison to “Borat.” Yes, Borat included some perverse scenes but overall the movie was hilarious. Bruno is fun but goes way way WAY over the top. I understand that Sacha Baron Cohen felt he had to push the envelope more to top “Borat” but Bruno doesn’t have the same innocence about him as the reporter from Kazakhstan.
Anyway, one amusing scene involved Bruno traveling to Lebanon to interview a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, the armed wing of Fatah, which is responsible for dozens of Israeli deaths. After a failed attempt to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Bruno decides the best way to become famous is to get kidnapped. Friend of the paper Esther Kustanowitz reports in her Beliefnet blog on the legal ramifications of trying to provoke an “alleged terrorist.”