Friday, May 08, 2020

  • Friday, May 08, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon
Two weeks after the news of the Ramadan TV series "Umm Haroun" and "Exit 7" came out, Arab media is still obsessed over them, and Palestinians are arguing with Gulf Arabs online.

The BDS Movement issued a press release last week that called to boycott the major Saudi TV network MBC, which produced both dramas.

The campaign calls on the Arab masses, particularly the brotherly Saudi people, to boycott the MBC Group channels during the month of Ramadan, and it also calls on all companies to withdraw their investments and refrain from any partnership (for the purpose of propaganda or others) with the group to force them to retreat from their cultural normalization with Israel and promotion of Zionist lies that are truly misleading the Palestinian cause and the Arab cause. This cultural normalization is a continuation of the political, security, economic, and commercial relations that link some Arab regimes, particularly the Gulf countries, with Israel, which have gone beyond normalization to the point of complete treachery.
Historically the word "normalization" has been considered the worst epithet an Arab could accuse another of, but that word has lost its sting for Arabs who actually don't see anything wrong with treating Israel like a normal state. So BDS needed to up the ante to "treachery."

Because broadcasting a TV series that is sympathetic to Jews is the worst!

Of course, in the case of Umm Haroun, in which Israel is hardly mentioned, BDS cannot look antisemitic. So they found one scene where Israel is mentioned - where the main character hears about the birth of Israel on Arab radio - and pretend that this is really the issue they have a problem with, not the sympathetic portrayal of Jews.

Gaza media is a little more honest. They admit that they hate Umm Haroun not because of this snippet of a radio broadcast, but because the series is "adopting the Zionist-Israeli narrative of the injustice of the Jews in the Arab countries before and after the establishment of the state of "Israel"... which holds Arabs responsible for "Jewish refugees" from the Arab countries, and alleging that their emigration from the Arab countries was due to the Arab persecution of them because they are Jews."

The BDS press release then goes on a rant about how Arab states are accepting Israel - meaning, that BDS has failed spectacularly badly in the very heart of the Arab world where the Palestinian cause was sacred. (Not Palestinians, but their "cause.")

This [Saudi] regime, which betrayed the question of Palestine, is the same one that terrorizes, kills and tortures thousands of human rights activists and freedom activists in Saudi Arabia, and wastes the fortunes of the brotherly Saudi people in favor of American military industries - in compliance with Trump's orders and administration, which are fiercely hostile to Arabism and Islam - and do not fear  continuing to commit crimes against humanity against the brotherly Yemeni people.

The greatest danger of these normalized artistic productions lies in their timing and goals, as they can never be separated from the political context of the region and the attempts to pass the American-Israeli "Deal of the Century" and the accompanying normalization of some Arab countries that aim to liquidate the Palestinian issue. This cultural normalization is a continuation of the political, security, economic, and commercial relations that link some Arab regimes, in particular the Gulf, with Israel, which have gone beyond normalization to the point of complete betrayal.

Also, it is no secret to our people that the Qatari satellite channel attempted to perpetuate the recent crisis in its favor, as we realize that the Al-Jazeera satellite channel, as well as MBC ’s satellite channel , have been continuously contributing to the passage of normalization messages for years, by providing a platform for the Israeli enemy and its criminals to address the Arab viewer in his language, and to polish the image of the first enemy of the peoples of our Arab region.
Sites like Electronic Intifada, speaking to an English language audience, is not even embarrassed to embrace the crazy as well. 

This Palestinian anger at Gulf states is, of course, making the Arab world even more hateful of Palestinians. This cartoon is a perfect representation of their response ( I added the English translation from MEMRI:)

Notice that this cartoon is hardly philosemitic - but the cartoonist hates Palestinians far more.

We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.


EoZTV Podcast

Podcast URL

Subscribe in podnovaSubscribe with FeedlyAdd to netvibes
addtomyyahoo4Subscribe with SubToMe

search eoz





For $18 donation

Sample Text

EoZ's Most Popular Posts in recent years


Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون

This blog may be a labor of love for me, but it takes a lot of effort, time and money. For over 14 years and 30,000 articles I have been providing accurate, original news that would have remained unnoticed. I've written hundreds of scoops and sometimes my reporting ends up making a real difference. I appreciate any donations you can give to keep this blog going.


Donate to fight for Israel!

Monthly subscription:
Payment options

One time donation:

subscribe via email

Follow EoZ on Twitter!

Interesting Blogs


#PayForSlay Abbas liar Academic fraud administrivia al-Qaeda algeria Alice Walker American Jews AmericanZionism Amnesty analysis anti-semitism anti-Zionism antisemitism apartheid Arab antisemitism arab refugees Arafat archaeology Ari Fuld art Ashrawi ASHREI B'tselem bahrain Balfour bbc BDS BDSFail Bedouin Beitunia beoz Bernie Sanders Biden history Birthright book review Brant Rosen breaking the silence Campus antisemitism Cardozo cartoon of the day Chakindas Chanukah Christians circumcision Clark Kent coexistence Comix Community Standards conspiracy theories COVID-19 Cyprus Daled Amos Daphne Anson David Applebaum Davis report DCI-P Divest This double standards Egypt Elder gets results ElderToons Electronic Intifada Ellen Horowitz Embassy EoZ Trump symposium eoz-symposium EoZNews eoztv Erekat Erekat lung transplant EU Euro-Mid Observer European antisemitism Facebook Facebook jail Fake Civilians 2014 Fake Civilians 2019 Farrakhan Fatah featured Features fisking flotilla Forest Rain Forward free gaza freedom of press palestinian style future martyr Gary Spedding gaza Gaza Platform George Galloway George Soros German Jewry Ghassan Daghlas gideon levy gilad shalit gisha Goldstone Report Good news Grapel Guardian guest post gunness Haaretz Hadassah hamas Hamas war crimes Hananya Naftali hasbara Hasby 2014 Hasby 2016 Hasby 2018 hate speech Hebron helen thomas hezbollah history Hizballah Holocaust Holocaust denial honor killing HRW Human Rights Humanitarian crisis humor Hypocrisy ICRC IDF IfNotNow IJ Benjamin Ilan Pappe Ilhan Omar impossible peace incitement indigenous Indonesia infographic international law interview intransigence iran Iraq Islamic Judeophobia Islamism Israel Loves America Israeli culture Israeli high-tech J Street jabalya James Zogby jeremy bowen Jerusalem jewish fiction Jewish Voice for Peace jihad jimmy carter Joe Biden John Kerry jokes jonathan cook Jordan Joseph Massad Juan Cole Judaism Judea-Samaria Judean Rose Judith Butler Kairos Karl Vick Keith Ellison ken roth khalid amayreh Khaybar Know How to Answer Lebanon leftists Linda Sarsour Linkdump lumish mahmoud zahar Mairav Zonszein Malaysia Marc Lamont Hill Marjorie Taylor Greene max blumenthal Mazen Adi McGraw-Hill media bias Methodist Michael Lynk Michael Ross Miftah Missionaries moderate Islam Mohammed Assaf Mondoweiss moonbats Morocco Mudar Zahran music Muslim Brotherhood Naftali Bennett Nakba Nan Greer Nation of Islam Natural gas Nazi Netanyahu News nftp NGO Nick Cannon NIF Noah Phillips norpac NSU Matrix NYT Occupation offbeat olive oil Omar Barghouti Omri Boehm Only in Israel Opinion oxfam PA corruption PalArab lies Palestine Papers pallywood pchr PCUSA Peace Now Peter Beinart Petra MB philosophy poetry Poland poll Poster Preoccupied Prisoners propaganda Proud to be Zionist Puar Purim purimshpiel Putin Qaradawi Qassam calendar Quora Rafah Ray Hanania real liberals RealJerusalemStreets reference Reuters Richard Falk Richard Landes Richard Silverstein Right of return Rivkah Lambert Adler Robert Werdine rogel alpher roger cohen roger waters Rutgers Saeb Erekat Sarah Schulman Saudi Arabia saudi vice self-death self-death palestinians Seth Rogen settlements sex crimes SFSU shechita sheikh tamimi Shelly Yachimovich Shujaiyeh Simchat Torah Simona Sharoni SodaStream South Africa Sovereignty Speech stamps Superman Syria Tarabin Temple Mount Terrorism This is Zionism Thomas Friedman Tlaib TOI Tomer Ilan Trump Trump Lame Duck Test Tunisia Turkey UAE Accord UCI UK UN UNDP unesco unhrc UNICEF United Arab Emirates Unity unrwa UNRWA hate unrwa reports UNRWA-USA unwra vaccination Varda Vic Rosenthal Washington wikileaks Winstanley work accident X-washing Y. Ben-David Yemen YMikarov zahran Ziesel zionist attack zoo Zionophobia Ziophobia Zvi

Blog Archive