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Sun Mar 31, 2024, 05:30 PM Mar 2024

Netanyahu-BenGvir-Smotrich government presents: "Without the World"


I received this via Haaretz:

When "We Are the World" was released in 1985 to raise funds to combat a calamitous famine in Ethiopia, it was an iconic moment, both for humanitarian compassion and for the overcoming of (pop star-size) egos for the sake of a higher cause.

Now, Israel's "SNL"-style satire show "Eretz Nehederet" has produced a reimagined version by Israel's governing coalition: "Without the world." This dark version is sung without the "centrist adults" who joined the war cabinet after October 7, but by the whole dismal, extremist, clownish ensemble that Benjamin Netanyahu chose after the November 2022 elections.

The shared melody with the charity hit is where the similarities end: This is a ballad of boorishness, small-minded idiocy and populism. It is therefore a fitting anthem for the Netanyahu government.
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Netanyahu-BenGvir-Smotrich government presents: "Without the World" (Original Post) BeyondGeography Mar 2024 OP
PLs post a short summary of the video. brush Mar 2024 #1
It's a parody of We Are the World from an Israeli comedy troupe. AZSkiffyGeek Mar 2024 #2
Thank you. brush Mar 2024 #3
Wow enid602 Mar 2024 #4
Don't know whether to laugh or cry LeftInTX Mar 2024 #5
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