In the immediate aftermath of the IDF’s takeover of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara during last year’s pro-Hamas flotilla to Gaza, Israel’s greatest public diplomacy victory came in the form of a private initiative by Latma, (www.latma.co.il), a satirical media criticism website run by Jerusalem Post Senior Contributing Editor Caroline Glick.

Latma’s song, “We Con the World,” a parody of the 1983 hit song “We are the world,” by Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson, mocked the flotilla participants’ protestations of being “peace activists” by juxtaposing footage of the Mavi Marmara passengers stabbing and beating IDF naval commandos as they boarded the ship with Latma’s “Flotilla Choir” singing that “the truth will never make its way to your TV” while waving knives and clubs.

“We Con the World” was launched on YouTube two days after the Mavi Marmara raid, and within 24 hours had received over a million views and fundamentally changed the international discourse on the Mavi Marmara incident.

On Thursday night, Latma released a new video clip on the latest attempted flotilla to Gaza. The song, a parody of the Beach Boys famous 1964 hit “Fun, Fun, Fun,” is sung by “The Audacity of Dopes” band and is titled, “Guns, guns, guns.”

The clip portrays four groups of people – Hamas terrorists on the Gaza beach awaiting the arrival of the flotilla, the pro-Palestinian activists aboard a ship to Gaza, a UN envoy, and a group of journalists covering the Gaza flotilla. Its main point is that there is a consensus that Gaza’s affection for guns should be supported by one and all.



Speaking of the rationale for the new song, Glick explained, “We at Latma felt it was important to give our unique, satirical take on the latest attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. We use humor to expose the absurdity of the entire notion that Gaza is in need of additional humanitarian aid and that these activists who openly side with a genocidal terrorist organization and join its call for Israel’s destruction are in any way concerned about human rights. We think the song came out really well and look forward to hearing the public’s response.”


This spring, Latma produced a pilot television show for Channel 1. The station’s management approved the show for prime time next season, pending the passage of the station’s budget by the Knesset.

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