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Thursday, December 11, 2003

In terms of Jewish pride, Israeli government outdone by cartoon character

A recent episode of the popular "Simpsons" cartoon show featured the Bar Mitzvah of the middle aged 'Krusty the Clown.' Krusty, a regular character on the show, was known in previous editions for his personal problems, including his dependency on alcohol and his poor relationship with his family.

It's really sad to see Israel's leaders (Ehud Olmert, Sharon, etc) outdone by a cartoon character in terms of Jewish pride. An alcoholic, often depressed cartoon clown with pointy green hair is now a greater symbol of Jewish pride and tradition than the leaders of the supposedly Jewish state. After that episode I can't tell if I should laugh or cry.