Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Sides of Jackie Mason: Attacking Starbucks Coffee and Defending Israeli Settlers


Jackie Mason needs no introduction in the world of Jewish comedy. Everybody has seen his stand-up routines and everybody either loves him or hates him. Mason has made his reputation making fun of just about everything and everyone.

But there's a side of Jackie Mason that is not often seen, and that's his staunch defense of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. We had a chance to see that side in a video that he prepared for delivery last week at a benefit dinner for the new Gush Katif Museum in Israel.

As Elad Benari wrote for Israel National News,
More than 600 people attended this past Wednesday’s Gush Katif dinner in Crown Heights, New York.
The dinner was organized by the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem and was endorsed by a number of leading Jewish organizations including, Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI) and The World Committee for the Land of Israel.
The Gush Katif Museum has undertaken the task of memorializing the history of Gush Katif, from the time of the Hasmoneans until the 2005 disengagement plan when residents were evicted from their homes.
The speakers at Wednesday’s dinner included former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, conservative media personality and ardent Israel supporter, Glenn Beck, Congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska, and comedian Jackie Mason.
We're sharing Mason's dinner speech below, but we couldn't resist including a classic Mason clip from a few years ago, where he rips into Starbucks "boint coffee," the Starbucks business concept, and the fools who wait in line to pay $4 or more for a cardboard cup of "boint coffee" and then work to clean up their mess while the Starbucks staff waits for their tips.  Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)


 

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