Posts Tagged ‘Anastasia Michaeli’

Anastasia Michaeli Falls For Prank Call

June 19, 2012

This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

MK Anastasia Michaeli

By now word has spread that Yisrael Beiteinu MK Anastasia Michaeli has insulted the gay community. As the Shmooze reported last week, Michaeli — who was already notorious for throwing water on an Arab MK — was recorded saying that homosexuality results from childhood abuse, and that gays “are miserable” and “in the end they commit suicide when they are 40.”

Michaeli publicly apologized…sort of: “I’m sorry if anyone was hurt. I respect the wishes of every person to live their own way, but a person’s everyday reality sometimes includes coping with difficult adversities, which is sometimes expressed, extremely, by suicide,” she said.

One entertainer thought she should apologize some more, and figured that getting her to do so would present a fun opportunity. Actor and impersonator Yossi Vider (he bills himself as “entertainer and ‘standup-ist’” on his Facebook page) decided to play a trick on Michaeli by impersonating President Shimon Peres on a phone call to her. The ostensible reason for the call was to express his (Peres’s) displeasure with the MK’s anti-gay remarks, and to ask her to apologize for them.

Click here to read more and hear the prank call.

© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

The Latest Prime Ribs From Israel

January 15, 2012

This roundup first appeared as “Prime Ribs, Israel: Home Births; ‘Shiksa Song’” on The Sisterhood blog at the Forward.

By now, you’ve probably never seen the video of Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset Member Anastasia Michaeli throwing water in the face of Raleb Majadele, an Arab-Israeli member of the Labor party. But you probably haven’t seen Noy Alooshe’s artful remix of it:

And you may not have seen a commercial that shows where Michaeli might have gotten her inspiration for the move that got her suspended from the Knesset for a month.


Meanwhile, comedians Yochai Sponder and Manny Malka, have gotten 400,000 views on their “The Shiksa Song” on YouTube. It’s a send up of the religious cultural wars in Israel and features some scantily clad Brazilian dancers.

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The Israeli Health Ministry has decided to delay implementing proposed restrictions on home births.

Click here to read more.

© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


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