U.S. TV series about Arab terrorists, American turncoats inadvertently becomes tale of 2 cities: Beirutis are angry over misleading depiction of their city as swarming with terrorists; Israelis are peeved that Tel Aviv & Haifa appear to be Middle Eastern after all
Militants carrying assault weapons clear the area around a street, shouting in Arabic for people to get out of the way. A jeep pulls up: The world’s No. 1 jihadi has arrived for a meeting with top Hezbollah commanders. On rooftops, US snipers crouch unseen, the kingpin in their crosshairs at last.
The scene, from a recent episode of the hit US Showtime series “Homeland,” is supposed to be Beirut. Continue Reading »
Ahlam Tamimi, Hamas operative freed in Shalit deal, hosts weekly show about Palestinian prisoners
Ahlam Tamimi, the Hamas terrorist who drove a suicide bomber to the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem where 15 people were consequently killed, has gotten her own television show, according to Israel’s Ynet.
Tamimi, who was sentenced to 16 life terms in Israeli prison, was freed in October as part of the swap that bought IDF soldier Gilad Shalit‘s freedom. She was deported to Jordan, where she appears to have launched a television career.
The Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds satellite channel has slotted Tamimi to present a weekly show called “Nassim al-Ahrar,” which deals with Palestinian convicts imprisoned in Israel, and those who have been freed. Continue Reading »