Well, they are truely our cousins now

Freedom of speech- after getting defended in Egypt- is getting attacked in Israel. There is a bill in the Israeli Knesset that wants to hold websites accountable for their talkback content (i.e. comments people leave on them). Oh..and :

According to the bill, which was drafted by MK
Israel Hasson (Israel Beiteinu) web sites could be absolved of
liability if they agree to reveal the details of posters.

So we either get persecuted for what other people have to say or we turn into snitch bitches? Fuck that. Ok, if any of the israeli readers I have here see this Israel Hasson, please give him a swift kick in the Butt from me. Me thinks he needs it. All facist idiots do. Or a smack on the head. That could work too.


0 comment on Well, they are truely our cousins now

  1. Ruth
    January 15, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I’ld love to administer the kick in the butt and Israel Hasson would not be the only recipient.

    You realize that the government used to police to hinder protests during the Bush visit by arresting people without any legal basis? We are really evolving in a Middle Eastern banana republic.

  2. satiricohen
    January 15, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I don’t think we are allowed to kick butt here in Israel…but thank you for your concern.

  3. Roman Kalik
    January 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Such a stupid bill… People in our Parliament seem to believe that comments on news sites are like news, and thus are liable to libel charges. Instead, the reality is that the Internet allows people to share their *opinions*, not claim something as fact in an attempt to destroy some dumb public servant’s image and career. Said public servants are much better at destroying their image and reputation by themselves, without any commenter helping them along.

  4. anonymous
    January 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    @1,2 & 3 and you numb nuts have the balls to say Israel is the only -whaaaaat- democracy in the middle east haw haw haw!

  5. Don Cox
    January 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    All democracies have a supply of idiots.

  6. brooklynjon
    January 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Just another case of the left wing using coercion to guarantee an ideological monopoly. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  7. Twosret
    January 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    funny how some people here would have commented if it was in Egypt or an Arab country. It is not such a big deal if it happens in Israel.

  8. brooklynjon
    January 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm


    I was being facetious. This is an outrage. Nothing short of an outrage. And an embarrassment. Fortunately, the Supreme Court can be relied upon to slap it down. But to propose such a law. Sheesh!

  9. Howie
    January 15, 2008 at 5:11 pm


    The dude is a moron…no shortage in Israel for certain…no shortage anyplace…

    But no bloggers will go to jail or be tortured and people will raise holy hell with this schmuck and that this will probably go away…If word gets out…the guy will be harpooned.

    Then again…whatever happened to Karim? Did people forget him?

  10. Roman Kalik
    January 15, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Has the bill passed three parliamentary, Anonymous? Or even one? No, it has merely been drafted up for a vote, though the fact that it got a committee seal of approval before the votes leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The trouble with democracy is that you have so many potential dimwits in parliament…

  11. Roman Kalik
    January 15, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    *parliamentary votes

  12. anonymous
    January 16, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Well seems like the Israelis really are no different from their “A-rab” cousins…freedom of speech my ass…but kinda funny since they are such a purely democratic state that doesn’t occupy foreign people or lands…

    What a joke…ur all the same…

  13. John Cunningham
    January 16, 2008 at 3:41 am

    We call it grandstanding.

  14. Ashokk
    January 19, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Well, whatever happened to sherif sherif Hosnak…he is sooo busted on tha line…cant beat the nukam…a word got out long ago…dont u tell o wat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fuck a-rab terroristaa!

  15. Ashokk
    January 19, 2008 at 11:31 pm



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