My Mideast Punchlines: a no-brainer …

A bad day at the office for the 23-year-old woman appointed by Hamas to be its new spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British educated journalist who said she plans to change the stereotypes affiliated with Gaza, as well as presenting the regime in Gaza to Israeli media. “I will address Western and Israeli media,” she said in an interview with leading Arab media, “and I will work on changing the media discourse, painting a different picture of Palestine in Gaza. The West does not understand religious discourse.”


Small FistOops! She was obviously unaware that the Hamas administration has ordered a complete ban on speaking to all Israeli media and journalists. She has since aligned herself with the policy, refusing to speak to Israel’s YNet. Well, if you had the choice between toeing the line and being thrown off the roof of a tall building …




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