June 10, 2010

Israel Apologizes for Music Video Mocking Gaza Flotilla

AOL News — The Israeli government has apologized for circulating a satirical video that uses Michael Jackson’s hit single “We Are the World” to mock activists from the Gaza flotilla.

“There’s no people dying, so the best that we can do is create the greatest bluff of all,” one refrain in the parody goes.

Last week nine people aboard the Mavi Marmara, one of six ships carrying aid to Gaza in defiance of Israel’s blockade, were killed under hotly contested circumstances during an Israeli raid on the flotilla. In the video, Israelis dressed up as activists offer their own take on the incident through song.

“We con the world, we con the people,” the song continues, in an apparent reference to Hamas and the activists aboard the flotilla.

The Israeli Government Press Office distributed footage of the music video to foreign journalists on June 4, but then sent an apology to reporters just hours later, insisting it had been an accident.

Caroline Glick, a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, helped create “We Con the World” for the Israeli website Latma. She is also featured in the spoof wearing a keffiyeh and holding a knife.
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