Israellycool » Judge Dan Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Tue, 19 May 2015 21:06:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bing Translation Fail Or Deliberate? Sun, 10 May 2015 14:29:07 +0000 Much ridicule has been written on Bing, and with good reason. The most recent fubar is crossing into conspiracy theory territory:

This is how Bing translates “Airstrikes” from English to Hebrew:


The result is: “The Israeli Strike

Yes, You read that right. Anywhere the word “airstrikes” is written, Bing translates it to “Israeli strikes” in Hebrew.

Like this tweet for instance, reporting about Syria, which now reads in Hebrew: “The Israeli strikes against ISIS in Syria”


If you can, go to Bing Translate, type “airstrikes,” select translate to Hebrew, and thumb down the life out of it.

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Haaretz’s Story On Mandžukić Tattoo Appears Straight Out Of Lazy Journalism Textbook Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:50:04 +0000 The Mario Mandžukić Tattoo fail is now doing the rounds on Hebrew and Israeli media. Here’s Haaretz’s take:

Haaretz Tattoo

“Straight out of Google translate” you say? well, luckily enough, we can find out.

Here’s how how Google translates from English to Hebrew:

Tattoo Eng

Correct grammar, spelling and word direction.

I even went a head and looked up translation from Spanish to Hebrew:

Tattoo Spanish

And Croatian to Hebrew:

Tattoo Croatian

Correct as well.

Even Bing gets it right, and Bing is like the mentally challenged brother of Google.

Mark this one down to lazy journalism.

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Tornado Strikes US, Palestinians Gloat Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:28:40 +0000 Just when you thought Palestinian bloodlust can’t get any more vile…

إعصار عنيف يضرب ولايات أمريكية .. #شاهد آثار الدمار الذي خلفه في ولاية إلينوي

Posted by Shehab News Agency on Friday, April 10, 2015


Here are some of the comments:


May the Lord remove all of American from political and geographical maps and the US becomes a lesson in history…. Amen.


O Allah, destroy them and annihilate them and increase their devastation


O Allah, destroy the White House and turn it black


O Allah, destroy the White House, all the conspirators and the tyrants amen

Bonus round: Palestinian anti-Semitism


O Allah, destroy them and annihilate them and the devastation of America and the Jews

Because nothing says “peace partner” like thanking a deity for natural disasters. One would think that Palestinians would limit their gloating to dead Israelis, but, alas, any time, anywhere in the western world disaster strikes, Palestinians come out in force and spew their genocidal hatred on the comments section of Shehab news.

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One Of These Is Not Like The Other Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:51:11 +0000 Six English language Israeli news sites reported on the passing of Adele Biton. One of them downplayed the severity of what maimed her. Can you guess which one?

It should come as no surprise that Ha’aretz downplays Palestinian terrorism.

After all, it was one of their star writers, Gidon Levy, who urged Palestinians to throw stones and petrol bombs, claiming it’s their right and duty.

They don’t want Israel to continue tyrannizing them, so they resist. They hurl stones and firebombs. That’s what resistance looks like. Sometimes they act with heinous murderousness, but even that is not as bad as their occupier’s built-in violence.

It’s their right; it’s their duty.

Haaretz: still evil.


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Fake Gazan Civilian Watch: Izzat Really A Journalist? Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:23:52 +0000 Earlier this week, we showed how a 17 year old Islamic Jihad terrorist was passed off as a “civilian.”

Now here’s a 23-year-old Islamic Jihad military media person being passed of as a “freelance photographer.”

Izzat Duheir 1


And in case there is still any doubt regarding his affiliation with a terrorist organization, here’s said terrorist organization issuing an obituary for him, calling him a “Shaheed Mujahid”, terror-speak for terrorist.


It’s no surprise then that PCHR make no mention of his terrorist affiliation:

عزت سلامة ضهير وهو صحفي حر، 23 عاماً

“Ezzat Salama Duheir a freelance journalist, 23 years old”

Moreover, him graduating from the Media department of the Islamic university, makes him a “journalist”, and he’s also listed as one of those 17 “innocent journalists” Israel killed. Naturally, here too there is no mention of him being an active member of Islamic Jihad:

29/7/2014: Twenty-three year old journalist Izzat Dahir, who was a correspondent for Al-Hurriyah al-Ilamiyah network in Hebron was killed.

Update: I have noticed the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center have listed Izzat Duheir in a report dealing exclusively with the 123 Islamic Jihad casualties (p. 20 in the PDF). The incriminating post by Islamic Jihad themselves vindicate, once more, the Meir Amit Center’s research.


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Merry Christmas And A Happy New Fail Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:05:04 +0000 Israel’s official Twitter channel posted this:

And while the message is festive, the underlying fail isn’t.

That’s the Gorny Monastery on the slopes of Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

Gorny Monastery is a Russian Orthodox Monastery which was built in Ein Kerem in 1871 as a part of Russia’s attempt to establish its hold in the Holy Land. For this reason it was also named “Moskovia” after the city of Moscow. The Gorny Monastery spreads over hundreds of dunams and includes three churches – two small and one big. The large church, the Church of the Holy Trinity, has domes and golden crosses by which this place is recognized.

In case you lived under a rock for the past millenia, Orthodox Christianity, including Russian Orthodoxy, celebrate Christmas on January 7th, as opposed to Western Christianity that does so today.

Sure, this picture is still relevant 13 days from now, but one cannot escape the feeling that the people operating Israel’s official Twitter channel are actually clueless about the different denominations.

According to Real Jstreets, Israel’s Government Press Office issued a National and Interfaith calendar with all the holidays and religious observance days for all religions, it included high quality pictures. And on January 7th, it has ‘Orthodox Christmas.’

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the fail.

Edit: This image doesn’t in fact appear in the GPO’s National and Interfaith calendar. The Twitter handle selected it by themselves.

Furthermore, as unplugged mentioned in the comments, Eastern Christianity celebrates Christmas on December 25th, but on the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian calendar – the most common worldwide calendar used by Israellycool, Twitter, and the Israeli government.

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Why Did This Palestinian Facebook Group Care About A Nepal Bus Crash? Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:02:09 +0000 This Hamas affiliated Facebook group with 1.9 Million “likes” (almost 4 times as many as the Times of Israel), shared a story about a bus crash in Nepal.

At the time of writing, this post has more than 9000 likes, 850 shares, and 850 comments.


Because 2 Israelis died in the crash.

A tourist bus travelling from Kathmandu to the Langtang area in Nepal overturned and fell into an abyss on Friday resulting in ten deaths including two Israelis. Four Israelis were among the dozens of people injured.

The Israeli ambassador in Kathmandu was with the injured Israelis in hospital, according to Army Radio.

In total, there were 60 people on the bus that reportedly fell fifty meters. Police and rescue teams arrived at the scene and were able to evacuate the injured to an area hospital.

The accident was caused by overcrowding on the bus according to a Nepalese report.

The comments are of the typical racist genocidal manner:

Oh God, exterminate them and kill them vaporized and left them none

To hell

O limit the Zionist Jews and kill them, vaporize them and don’t leave any of them

To hell and good riddance, expand their dead Allah

Allah Akbar


God burn them

And that’s just from the first page of 50 comments.

“If it bleeds it leads” is a well known aphorism about journalism. I guess if it’s Jewish and it bleeds that’s even better for Palestinians.

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Avengers: Age Of Galil SAR Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:18 +0000 The leaked viral marketing release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer has a surprise to gun aficionados.

Skip to 0:52

Here’s a screenshot


That rifle is the Israeli made IMI Galil SAR, Aka ‘Glilon’.

Someone in the production team made the choice of featuring this rifle out of literally hundreds of others. Take that, Ruffalo.

Disclosure, yours truly lugged one around for about year.

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It’s The Settlements, Stoopid Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:10 +0000 A Palestinian news site with 2.5 million FB likes shared this photo with this caption:


Night photo of occupied Tel Aviv inside Palestine

Mainstream Palestinianism sees every Israeli as a settler, and every city an occupation.

But remember, it’s the settlements that’s the hindrance to Middle-Eastern peace.

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Jerusalem Terror Attack Caught On Tape Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:49:15 +0000 There’s an ongoing Intifada in Jerusalem right now. It’s been a violent several months since the murder of the 3 teenagers and the onslaught of the Kerry Intifada. Oh, you know, when John Kerry threatened Israel with Palestinian terrorism?

There have been dozens of attacks DAILY, be it smashed windows, burnt vehicles, live fire, and firebombs.

This incident, filmed by the terrorists themselves, happened last night.

This has been the reality here in Jerusalem for a while, and it’s only a matter of time till someone gets killed. The police chiefs are uninterested in doing something that will cost them their job, so the current strategy is to hush everything.

If you want to be up-to-date in ongoing Arab terror in Jerusalem, you should follow the following Facebook group. It’s in Hebrew, but a Google translate will help:

Terror in Jerusalem must stop

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