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Alan Abbey of YnetNews has contacted me, graciously listening to what I have to say about the Ynet blog.

 

Regarding complaints about the absence of a trackback feature, Alan writes:

We also will add additional blogging technology soon. Remember – the site is beta, and we wanted to establish the blog as a presence even before we had all the tech tools ready.

Regarding my suggestion that Ynet utilize the established blogging talent, Alan writes:

I expect the blog to develop its pacing, tone and approach as we do it more.
 
I would have no objection to bringing established bloggers on the site to offer full-length commentary pieces if they have something clever, unique and original to say.
 
Plus, we will be rotating and adding links of our favorite blogs, as well.

I would hope that the current blog devlops its tone and approach, judging by this really poorly conceived post from today:

Thou shalt not laugh

 

I don’t get the fuss about the Princeton publication that included a list of “Top 10 Holocaust movies I’ve never seen but would like to.”

 

Yes, I confess to the unforgivable sin of laughing aloud when I read the movie titles as “Dude, Where’s My Family”, “A Week at Bergen-Belsen” and “Exterminate the Fockers.” (Does anyone have the full list? I can’t find it online. Send it to us via Red Email .)

 

Jacob Savage and Rob Buerki, the two Nassau Weekly editors who came up with the list, are Jewish. No suprise there. Mel Brooks made a career with this type of humor. But unlike Mel, some suggest these two need to be disciplined. I wonder if Mel would find this funny.

 

Don’t people have a sense of humor anymore? Or has American academia become even more PC than when I left the U.S. eight years ago?

 

Perhaps some of Princeton’s big Jewish donors didn’t like the list.

 

Maybe we should send them to some kind of sensitivty training course because they lack proper Jewish values. Yes, these two need a trip to Yad Vashem or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

 

Maybe I, too, need treatment, because I laughed out loud. I guess the fact that for over five years now I’ve been regularly visiting a Holocuast survivor who lives just outside Tel Aviv means I shouldn’t have found it funny. But I did. Lighten up, people. (Clark)

Readers of my blog will know that I regularly push the envelope, and am not overly sensitive. But I found this post to be in extremely poor taste. Am I alone?

 

In any event, I like Alan’s approach, and wish this new endeavor much success.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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