Sunday, June 24, 2012

Latma TV, Israel's Saturday Night Live, Keeps Them Laughing


If you're a regular watcher of Saturday Night Live like we are, you're probably missing some of the biting satire of its Weekend Update segment now that the show is over until the fall. But the Israeli equivalent, Latma TV's Tribal Update, is still going strong.

We're always on the lookout for current episodes that have English subtitles, two of which we brought you last year. Now it's time for a new one.

Latma TV was created to serve as a vehicle for lampooning Israel's left-leaning media. It, too, has a regular weekly news segment called Tribal Update, which is used to sock it to institutions and individuals that take leftist positions, especially in the ongoing conflict between Israel and its neighbors.

Latma was awarded the Israel Media Watch 2011 prize, given to "organizations that made courageous, meaningful, and quality contributions to the criticism of the media in Israel". It was chosen by an online poll involving over 4,000 voters.   According to Israel Media Watch, Latma brings balance to the left-wing bias of mainstream Israeli satire.

Today's ten minute segment is a mock news show that the anchors call the most objective news on television, without bias.  American viewers might find the political commentary a little rougher and the satire a little more edgy, but that's what comes with living in a tough neighborhood.

Topics covered in this episode include the Egyptian elections, deportation of illegal Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants, and picking a European soccer team to root for that is not anti-semitic or anti-Israel.
 
You may want to watch the show more than once because the dialogue moves fast.  Very fast.  And remember, it's a parody, not real news.  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.)
 

2 comments:

  1. to the contrary. Where is your sense of humor. It was hilarious

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