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The Israel we knew died on October 7. The new nation will be scarred for generations
On foreign TV, fresh reports of Gazan ruins push aside last month's atrocities and fuel anti-Israel rallies and sick antisemitism. We in Israel cannot get past October 7
Israeli show's satirizing of US student support for Hamas goes viral
Eretz Nehederet clip racking millions of views shows ultra-liberal students espousing antisemitism, cheerfully backing Gaza terrorist who responds with derision and death threats
An Israeli TV show's satirical take on support for Palestinians among US college students was viewed over 11 million times on social media by Monday evening, just 24 hours after it first aired.
Keshet TV's long-running satirical show "Eretz Nehederet" ("A Wonderful Country") broadcast the skit on Sunday, depicting a pair of students giving mindless support to the Hamas terror group, which on October 7 carried out a devastating assault on Israel that killed 1,400 people, the vast majority of them civilians. Over 240 men, women, and children were abducted and taken captive in Gaza.
Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas and remove it from control of the Gaza Strip. As the war rages on, US colleges have seen pro-Palestinian demonstrations and a rise in antisemitic incidents, while also facing criticism for their lack of condemnation of the Hamas attacks.
The sketch imagined a broadcast from the "Columbia Untisemity News" in which two uber-liberal students introduce themselves as welcoming everyone who is "LGBTQH," then explaining that the "H' is for "Hamas" which is "so trending right now."
The students are seen tearing down posters demanding the release of kidnapped Israelis, with one declaring "Jews make the world dirty," but quickly noting "I'm not antisemitic, I'm racist fluid."
The pair then "interview" via video link a Hamas gunman called Abu Fatwa in Gaza, but fail to notice his endless tirade of insults and threats directed at them such as promising to "kill all your infidels" and that if one of the students — who is overtly camp — visits Gaza, "we will throw you from the roof, you homosexual dirt."
'Because we are Jewish'
We Jews and Israelis are so much more than the targets of antisemitism: We stand together in kindness, dignity, and shared purpose