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  • Psyops

    Posted by Jonathan on August 5th, 2006 (All posts by )

    Via Power Line comes this amusing short video that, apparently, Israel broadcasts periodically on Lebanese TV*:

    This piece hits all the right notes. It is in Hebrew, makes no effort to defer to Arabic pronunciations or Muslim sensibilities, shows the Israeli military demolishing buildings and is generally contemptuous of the enemy. The emphasis on female soldiers is a nice touch. The repetition is effective. The whole thing is funny and it has a catchy tune.

    *UPDATE: I can’t find confirmation that Israel really broadcasts this video. Does anyone know?


    8 Responses to “Psyops”

    1. Tatyana Says:

      Yey, IDF!
      Thank you for this, Jonathan, a perfect way to start my Saturday.

      I’ll steal it, if you don’t mind.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Please do. That’s what I did.

    3. Half Sigma Says:

      Cool video! But obviously a amatur [sic] production, the Israeli govenrment wouldn’t have the backbone to broadcast that.

    4. GFK Says:

      I can’t answer the question, but I think the song on the video is referred to in an article linked by drudge (drudge link says ‘satirists poke fun’):

      “One is a song that has achieved national fame: ‘Yallah Ya Nasrallah,’ essentially a string of schoolyard epithets directed at the Hezbollah leader along with a promise of imminent assassination.”


    5. Jonathan Says:

      Yeah, I am becoming skeptical that this is anything more than a skillful amateur effort.

    6. Chirol Says:

      Brilliant. We’ve also stolen it.

      I just want the mp3 to listen to when I’m on the move. It’s catch and absolutely hilarious.

    7. Kirk H. Sowell Says:

      This is in Hebrew, not Arabic. I don’t know much Hebrew, but I know Arabic, and this isn’t it. But it sure is funny though.

    8. Tatyana Says:

      K.H.Sowell, what part of It is in Hebrew, makes no effort to defer to Arabic pronunciations or Muslim sensibilities you did not understand?