Israel put out a South Park-style video lampooning the coverage of last summer’s Gaza War by foreign journalists.

And foreign journalists were not amused.

Here are some reactions:

And, the NYT called it “lame” and “offensive.”

Kind of like how Israelis feel about the Gaza reporting by foreign journalists.

Via Euronews:

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign affairs has published an animated video titled “Open your eyes about Gaza” targeting Western coverage of the situation in Gaza during the 2014 conflict with Israel.

The video lampoons a blonde American-accented TV reporter in Gaza, totally clueless of the scenes going on behind him. He describes Hamas’ tunnels used to attack Israel as Gaza’s new subway system and asserts on camera that Gaza’s society is pluralistic while in the background a balaclava-wearing Hamas figure kidnaps a fruit merchant standing by a rainbow-flag….

Addendum — 6/21/15:

Jerusalem Post: Foreign Ministry removes animated clip on Gaza that irked foreign press

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  1. strider says:

    The chaser is the NYT and FP feeling twangered over it.

  2. Alain41 says:

    OMG, they mocked media! You bastards!

  3. ancientwrrior says:

    The heavens forbid that these talking head people start to see clearly what’s really going on around them (shades of Bagdad Bob), they just might all drop dead of heart attacks!

  4. Cathode Rays says:

    “And, the NYT called it “lame” and “offensive.”

    So, the NYT is accusing the cartoon of being a “copy catter, dirty ratter.”

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