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For those of you who, like me, are regular viewers of Newsbusters' Newsbusted videos (examples here) here's the Israeli counterpart, Tribal Update. Not as brief as Newsbusted, but as funny in poking holes in Israel leftist pretensions.
This Latma video is the latest statement in a dialog made up of pop-songs.
The arresting - and moving - song that starts at 2:30 is a very sharp satire of a song used by the "peace/piece" camp in Israel.
In the original, it is the children of 1973 - born after the Yom Kippur War - that claim "you promised us peace."
Here is the original "children of '73" with English translation:
Latma's cover of the song is spot-on and very close to the bone.
Notice also the timing - just before the annual leftie media circus surrounding Yitzhak Rabin's death, officially marked on November 5th.
(The "Children of '73" song was born in response to a song that actually came out of the Yom Kippur War - whose refrain was "I promise you my child, that this will be the last war". You can listen to this moving song here, with Hebrew titles - I couldn't find a translation:
"In the name of all the dirty-faced soldiers, who passed through the fire...
In the name of all the pilots, who broke through the missiles...
I promise you my child, that this will be the last war..."
The Left capitalized on that sense of shock and fatigue after 1973, and began hammering on its pet themes even then...