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Video: Crowder’s three minutes of Israel’s history

posted at 12:10 pm on November 17, 2012 by

Confused about the history 0f the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?  My friend Steven Crowder has put together a brief video that tells that story in about three minutes … and includes Charles Bronson. Well, sort of.

 

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Great History lesson!

Chessplayer on November 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Worst Bronson ever.

Still, fun and informative. Can’t wait to read the comments.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM

You from Dallas, Crowder? Those alleyways look a lot like North Dallas.

Great video btw.

BirdEye on November 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Pretty funny.

The replica the terrorist made of an Israeli bus they bombed is sickening.

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

The replica the terrorist made of an Israeli bus they bombed is sickening.

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Folks seem to have forgotten this.

Shy Guy on November 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Why are you promoting this crap?

lexhamfox on November 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

LOL

“Let me explain everything you need to know…”
Starts in 1945.

ernesto on November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

THIS is how we win elections.

More like this.

faraway on November 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

LOL

“Let me explain everything you need to know…”
Starts in 1945.

ernesto on November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’ll await your 17 hour, 37 part series explaining it ernesto.

Anytime.

portlandon on November 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Only reason I can think of that HA keeps liking to these lame videos is that they are getting a kickback or something.

AngusMc on November 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

That was a yawner. And in the country now known as Israel terrorist atrocities against the Jooos started way before the UN recognized it as a sovereign state.

filetandrelease on November 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Why are you promoting this crap?

lexhamfox on November 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Posting is promoting. FO idiot.

LOL

“Let me explain everything you need to know…”
Starts in 1945.

ernesto on November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hmmm I would have bet you for a United Nations does no wrong kind of bi…I mean gi…er guy. FO.

Only reason I can think of that HA keeps liking to these lame videos is that they are getting a kickback or something.

AngusMc on November 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Or they think some might think it is entertaining and informative. I think some do forget that Israel is a tiny sliver surrounded by around 300 million people that wish to see them dead. Now FO.

CW on November 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM

lexhamfox , AngusMC… yet you both clicked…. like candy from a pair of Democrat college students.

CW on November 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM

AngusMC, Lexhamfox you have an issue with Crowder? Sorry his humor is above your intellectual level…would you prefer gumbypokey?
My suggestion is don’t watch the video if you don’t like Steven Crowder..putzes

JKotthoff on November 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

AngusMC, Lexhamfox you have an issue with Crowder? Sorry his humor is above your intellectual level…would you prefer gumbypokey?

JKotthoff on November 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I suspect they are both British educated, therefore, they would enjoy a good pokey in their gumbys.

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 3:18 PM

What a bunch of fanbois you are.

Crowder is lame. I tried to watch the video because I figured if it got linked it must be quality and not silly/stupid.

I was wrong.

It isn’t informative at all, doesnt explain the history at all, and is just some guy doing really bad impressions that aren’t funny.

I mean, he says nothing about the 6 day war except that they “literally acted as thugs attempting to jump israel in an alleyway!” huh? LITERALLY, eh? He doesnt even call it the 6 day war. He just says a fight went down in ’67.

After that he pretty much ignores the rest of the history even though plenty of it could support the argument he does a horrible job trying to make.

I stopped watching at the terrible bronson part and only listened to the rest off-screen to write this comment.

Don’t promote this as a history lesson, it is not. If a conservative watched this thinking it would prepare him to debate a liberal on the subject even superficially he would be pathetically unprepared.

kaltes on November 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

kaltes on November 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Let’s see what you can do in three minutes then.

gh on November 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I wish the fools (arabs) would take a look at the list of arrogant tribes that are no longer on the face of the planet when they messed with Israel…..Memo to the libs ….go to Israel and get a perspective of what these people have to face before you shoot your mouths off…when you see a 19 or 20 year old with a weapon slung over their shoulder trying to catch a bus for home on the weekend …you libs pee and moan over handguns, go to Israel where the soldiers protecting your arse have their weapons with them 24/7. What the hell is happening to this country?

crosshugger on November 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Love the Blessed by a Broken Heart intro! Very informative.

Sleeper on November 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Kaites what did he say that wasn’t correct. It is history that those nations acted together and the plan was the final extermination of the Jews and the land of Israel.

They bought the land, paid money for it, only to have it stolen time and again. What about this that you do not understand?

Liberalism really is a disease..it has to be. no one can be that bigoted and unfair without being somehow impaired.

Noelie on November 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

kaltes on November 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I think you took it far more seriously than was intended.

changer1701 on November 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

kaltes on November 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Ok so you didn’t like it. You can just skip his videos on Hot Air. It really isn’t a big deal.

terryannonline on November 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Pretty cool. :)

itsspideyman on November 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

kaltes on November 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I agree. It was lame.

He should have hired a Charles Bronson impersonator.

Or he could have skipped Charles Bronson entirely to do a good Cher.

That would be cheaper on his budget and perhaps give him to chance to pour that money into getting a film producer like George Lucas.

Well Spielberg is Jewish so maybe that would have been a better choice.

Plus the cinematography sucked and the character development was really lacking.

Two thumbs down. It will tank at the box office guaranteed.

SparkPlug on November 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

For those of you who can’t find the entertainment value here… You are a good part of the reason Republicans are losing the argument. We need engaging information. If we can get their attention with something a mile wide and an inch deep, well, at least we have their attention.

Write Wing on November 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM

LOL

“Let me explain everything you need to know…”
Starts in 1945.

ernesto on November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I thought the same thing. I can’t wait for the Iranian history lesson that begins in 1979./

rndmusrnm on November 18, 2012 at 2:51 AM

“Let me explain everything you need to know…”
Starts in 1945.

ernesto on November 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

You are indeed correct, it didn’t start in 1945.

It started shortly after the Ottoman Turks lost control of the area following World War One.

Arab violence took place in…
Jan, 1920.
March 1, 1920
April, 1920
May 1, 1921
June, 1921
November, 1921

Then the 1929 attacks which included the infamous 1929 Hebron Massacre and following that the Safed Massacre.

Then through 1936 the killings escalated.

April 15, 1936: 3 Jews in Tulkarm killed by Arabs.
April 19: 9 Jews in Jaffa killed by Arabs.
April 20: 5 Jews in Jaffa killed by Arabs.
April 22: Jewish woman in Jaffa killed by Arabs.
April 26: Jewish houses in Nazareth and Beit Shean burned by Arabs.
April 26: An Arab mob beats up Jewish boy in Jerusalem.
April 28: 4 Jewish farm workers in Migdal injured by Arabs.
April 29: Arabs burn down a Jewish forest in Balfouriya.
April 29: Arab mob forms in Jerusalem, but British police break it up before Jews harmed.

May 1: 2 Jews in Haifa killed by Arabs.
May 3: Arab mob burns down Jewish timber yard in Haifa.
May 4: Jewish orchards in Mishmar Ha-Emek burned by Arabs.
May 4: Arabs destroy 200 acres of wheat in Ramat David.
May 5: 500 orange trees uprooted in Tel Mond by Arabs.
May 7: Arabs fire on Jewish bus in Beit Dagan.
May 10: Arabs burn crops and haystacks in Givat Ada.
May 10: Arabs uproot newly planted olive grove in Zikhron Yaakov.
May 11: Arabs burn Jewish crops in Ramat David.
May 12: Arabs burn threshing floor in Zikhron Yaakov.
May 13: 2 elderly Jews murdered by Arabs in Old City.
May 13: Jewish shops in Haifa stoned by Arabs.
May 13: More orchards burned in Mishmar Ha-Emek.
May 16: 3 Jews in Jerusalem exiting a cinema are shot dead by Arabs.
May 19: Arabs kill a Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem.
May 20: 2 Jews wounded during Arab attack on bus.
May 24: Arabs severely wound a Jewish guard at Majd el Krum.
May 25: Arabs kill a Jew at Hebrew University.

And it continued through 1937 and 1938 which included the Tiberias Massacre…

The New York Times (yeah, there was once a day and age when they actually reported the news!) described the organized rampage:

Not since the riots of 1929, when Arabs fell on Jewish men, most of whom were rabbinical students, as well as women and children, in the ancient towns of Hebron and Safed, has there been in Palestine such a slaughter as the attack of last night. The main synagogue of the town was destroyed by fire, and the district offices, the police station and the British police billet were fired on.

The attack apparently was well organized, since the Arab gang, before descending on Tiberias, cut all telephone communications. Coming in two parties from opposite directions at a given signal, which was a whistle blown from the hills surrounding the town, the firing began simultaneously in all quarters…

…The bandits rushed to the central synagogue and, finding there a beadle named Jacob Zaltz, killed him and then set the building afire…

…the Arabs broke in and stabbed and burned to death Mr. Kabin [an elderly American Jew who had recently come to Palestine] and his sister…

From there the bandits went on to the house of Joshua Ben Arieh, where they stabbed and burned to death Joshua, his wife and one son, and then shot dead his infant son. In the same house three children of Shlomo Leimer, aged 8, 10, and 12, were stabbed and burned to death. Proceeding farther, the Arabs broke into the house of Shimon Mizrahi, where they killed his wife and five children, ranging in ages from 1 to 12 years, and then set fire to the house…. [New York Times, Oct. 4, 1938]

1939 war with Germany was on the horizon. During the War over 30,000 Jews joined the British forces to fight.

As the inevitable war with Nazi Germany approached, British policy makers concluded that although they could rely on the support of the Jewish population in Palestine, who had no alternative but to support Britain, the support of Arab governments and populations in an area of great strategic importance for the British Empire was not assured. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain concluded “if we must offend one side, let us offend the Jews rather than the Arabs.”

In 1939 Jewish immigration was restricted.

So no, it didn’t start in 1945.

sharrukin on November 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

sharrukin on November 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Wow nice summary. However, the idiot Libs (and most of the hardcore Paultards) on this board will never stop believing that it’s all Israel’s fault.

stefanite on November 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Actually, if you want to start moving back you can continue back from 1920 ( as you list) and keep going through the Ottoman Empire and back and back through the destruction of the Jewish state by the Romans, through the attempted destruction during the time of the Maccabees by Alexander’s heirs, the Persians , the Babylonians, … the Egytians, and the local tribes as described in the Bible.

Actually, the attempted destruction started before there was a Jewish people with Abraham.

sabbahillel on November 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Much more complicated than it’s made to be out in this video, but a good video nonetheless. I will never understand this whole “free palestine” thing. First, who or what is Palestine? And free them from what? Islamoterrorism? If so, I’m down for that. Problem is the majority of Palestinians voted for a terrorist organization to lead them.

Hamas is the problem, not the answer.

ButterflyDragon on November 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Much more complicated than it’s made to be out in this video, but a good video nonetheless. I will never understand this whole “free palestine” thing. First, who or what is Palestine? And free them from what? Islamoterrorism? If so, I’m down for that. Problem is the majority of Palestinians voted for a terrorist organization to lead them.

Not really. When have Muslims put down their guns to actually build something? They are the ones tat promised a people tat did not exist a land that was already inhabited FAIRLY. It should be up to them and not Israel to fix it.

They are thugs. Pure and simple. No more complicated than that.

Noelie on November 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Whatever, it’s always the same. Arabs terrorize and murder, Israel shows restraint until they can’t stand it anymore, retaliate – targeting terrorists – and suddenly everyone’s outraged that Israel didn’t simply continue to stand by and let it’s citizens be routinely murdered/shelled.

Dems and Repubs are the same, with a compliant media in the Dems’ corner, except we’re not killing each other. Yet.

Midas on November 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

sharrukin on November 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

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Wow nice summary. However, the idiot Libs (and most of the hardcore Paultards) on this board will never stop believing that it’s all Israel’s fault.

stefanite
on November 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM

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The idiot Libs and “Paultards” are motivated by defiance of anything that represents God.

Excellent summary, sharrukin.

listens2glenn on November 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

sharrukin on November 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

.

Wow nice summary. However, the idiot Libs (and most of the hardcore Paultards) on this board will never stop believing that it’s all Israel’s fault.

stefanite on November 18, 2012 at 7:21 AM

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The idiot Libs and “Paultards” are motivated by defiance of anything that represents God.

Excellent summary, sharrukin.

listens2glenn on November 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Thanks.

I am a history buff so its a hobby to me. The Ron Paul supporters have been raised in a liberal system of education and even when they can see that the leftist economic model doesn’t work, they have trouble seeing that the liberal lefts historical and moral precepts are just as absurd.

sharrukin on November 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I believe it really started during the Crusades ( 10th to 16th centuries. ) when the Arabs sacked Jerusalem and built their Mosque on top of the Temple mount ruins.

The Bible mentions Jerusalem over 600 times and the Qur’an not at all “zero.” High Muslim clerics have even stated Jerusalem IS NOT a holly site for Muslims.

The Palestinians are just are kept as propaganda educated sheep following self absorbed, self enriching leaders fanning hatred of the Jews any way they can for their own personal reasons. Thus Jerusalem has falsely been called a holy site by those leaders just to keep the Palestinians wound up and violent to increase their own power. How is it that Yasser Arafat’s estate is worth Millions?

Heck, the Jewish people would be the best neighbors the Palestinians could wish for. If the Palestinians would just stop being homicidal idiot sheep.

1791 on November 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

If you want a more in-depth video check out this scribing vid from encounter books http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ByJb7QQ9U&list=UUDpZr9QCE6ClX8S_CX8Gg4A&index=13&feature=plcp

Imrahil on November 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I believe it really started during the Crusades ( 10th to 16th centuries. ) when the Arabs sacked Jerusalem and built their Mosque on top of the Temple mount ruins.

The Bible mentions Jerusalem over 600 times and the Qur’an not at all “zero.” High Muslim clerics have even stated Jerusalem IS NOT a holly site for Muslims.

The Palestinians are just are kept as propaganda educated sheep following self absorbed, self enriching leaders fanning hatred of the Jews any way they can for their own personal reasons. Thus Jerusalem has falsely been called a holy site by those leaders just to keep the Palestinians wound up and violent to increase their own power. How is it that Yasser Arafat’s estate is worth Millions?

Heck, the Jewish people would be the best neighbors the Palestinians could wish for. If the Palestinians would just stop being homicidal idiot sheep.

1791 on November 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

This fight between Jacob (who is later named Israel in the bible) and his brother started Esau thousands of years ago. Jacob took Esau’s inheritance and they’ve been at war since that time.

dthorny on November 19, 2012 at 2:19 AM