Israeli TV Mocks Christ Crucifixion
An Israeli television show starring a scantily-clad woman and a monkey puppet has mocked the Crucifixion of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
WARNING: Video contains explicit and anti-Christian material.
In a segment from the show, Toffee Ve-Ha Gorilla (???? ???????? in Hebrew), actress Dawn Rosenzweig describes Jesus as a “an enemy of the Jewish people” who “attempted to convert us [Jews] all into Christians.” Puppeteer Barry Pepper, who operates the “crazy anarchist” monkey sidekick, proclaims he wants to assimilate so he can “live in Switzerland with a Goyah and eat Toberlone all day long.”
At that point Rosenzweig re-enacts the Crucifixion, with the monkey puppet in the role of Christ. And, as low a point the alleged comedy started off on, it gets much worse.
According to Schmuel on the Mondoweiss blog, Toffee Ve-Ha Gorilla is produced and broadcast by the privately-owned Bip channel and parodies educational programs from the 60s and 70s the used to air Israeli state television.
“The messages are unashamedly racist (against Arabs, Mizrahim,Christians, etc.), chauvinist and violent, holding up a mirror to Israeli society as it were (albeit from a safe distance – placing such attitudes somewhere in the past). The show’s creator describes its political orientation as ‘socialist-pacifist,'” Schmuel wrote.
Show creator Roy Arad said in a 2008 interview that he was inspired by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the American comedy writing team behind South Park and Team America.
According to blogger FDL, the segment was aired on Bip back in 2007. Although the video was posted to You Tube on September 25, 2010, it has only caught on now, with more than 33,000 views.