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.

Local Israeli politician Dov Hanin has been on the show.

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.

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  • georgetheatheist

    “Our Lord and Savior” OUR? I thought Americans got rid of a Lord/King in 1776. And what is there to be saved from? Christianity through its concept of Original Sin maintains that you are born debased. I am an American. I was not born philosophically debased. When you come to think about it, Christianity, along with all religion, is anti-American.

  • If you are a believer in God’s Word (The Bible) have you ever wondered what Christ meant when He said:

    Rev 2:9 (Smyrna)
    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    Rev 3:9 (Philadelphia)
    Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    And in Isaiah 65:l5 Yahweh (our God) also said the following to these imposters:
    “Ye shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen, for Yahweh shall slay thee and call His servants by another name” (i.e. Christians)

    Then in Jeremiah 24:9 Yahweh tells us what will become of these imposters:
    “…. a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them”

    And in Isaiah 3:9 Yahweh prophesied that they would be recognized by their faces and actions. “The show of their countenance doth witness against them and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not”

    Ezekiel 5:12 tells us that they would be scattered as wanderers and their conduct would keep them under attack. “A third part shall fall by the sword around about thee; and I will scatter a third part unto all the winds and I will draw out a sword after them”

    Matthew 23:15 [Jesus speaking]
    15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte [a religious convert (in this case to “pre-Judaism”)], and when he is made [converted to their religion], ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. KJV

    So now Who’s who in the Zoo?

    At the top of the mysteries is satan himself and his servant demons (evil spirits). Under him (on Earth) are his descendants (the Kenites [Heb. #7017]; i.e., the sons of Cain) interbred with Illuminated men who would call themselves “Jews,” and you would recognize them as such (the Judaic families of the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, etc.). Under them are the varying degrees of initiated men, both “Jews” and “Gentiles,” who in the lower degrees are lied to about the symbols and meanings in Freemasonry, and who think that it is just a benevolent fraternity of men. Under them is the general mass of humanity, both “Jew” and “Gentile” alike who are kept ignorant to this structure.

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    What if the entire tale of the Jewish Diaspora is historically wrong?
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  • Consider the source–of the TV show, that is. Frankly, that looks like a BDSM eroticum “dressed up” with a social message. Most of the Israelis I met when I was just over there, wouldn’t express such sentiments. We don’t even know how popular that show really is, or whether any viewer over there takes it seriously.

    Now just one thing: the Kenites that you mention are all dead. Drowned.

    • Oh don’t be too sure about that as the so called “Noah’s Flood” was not worldwide.

      But lets first go here….

      Jer 35:19
      19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Me for ever. (KJV)

      Now we need to understand who ‘Jonadab‘ and his father ‘Rechab’ were and subsequently who the ‘Rechabite’ (of Chpt. 35, verse 2) peoples are. They are Kenites!

      And who are the Kenites and their father (greatest ancestor)?.

      1 Chr 2:55
      55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab. (KJV)

      So the people that God is speaking to in Jer 35:19 are Kenites.

      But who and what are Kenites?

      Kenites are the offspring of Cain – the first murderer in the Garden of Eden. The definition of the word ‘Kenites’ can be gleaned from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

      Kenites: Hebrew word #7017 Qeyniy (kay-nee’); or Qiyniy (1 Chron. 2:55) (kee-nee’); patronymic from #7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:

      #7014: Qayin (kah’-yin); the same as 7013 (with a play upon the affinity to 7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV– Cain, Kenite (-s).

      But who was Cain’s father? It was not Adam as many today teach. Eve was Cain’s mother but the serpent in the Garden (satan) was Cain’s father. See a fantastic in-depth study at: http://biblestudysite.com/realsin.htm

      Noah’s Flood not global, nor does the Bible say it was: – proofs
      http://www.biblestudysite.com/answers13.htm#5

      and

      “NOAHIC FLOOD” or THE DELUGE WAS IT UNIVERSAL OR LOCAL?
      http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/deluge.html

      • I am the person who originally posted this video on youtube on the month of September, but the translations of the dialogue I added to the video on the first days of 2011, and up to that points the ratings were practically poor. By Thursday, April 21 the video had less than 2000 hits. But in less than a week the visits to my site has soared to 120,000 and the numbers keep adding. Not to mention the many videos of the same show that have popped in many different languages (eg., Greek, Hungarian, Spanish, German, Portugese and even Farsi). I dare to predict that in six months from now we will reach ha’f a million viewers. BTW, the show was re-aired in 2007 in one of the satellite channels in Israel.

        Cheers.

  • One more thing: this is not Israeli public TV. This is a private channel. Furthermore, the creator admitted that he took his cue from South Park. So again, consider the source. And 33,000 views in more than half a year is pretty poor performance. I once got 35,000 page views in twenty-four hours.

    • I know. I wrote that the show is on a privately-run channel – the TV show “parodies” educational shows that used to run on Israeli state TV in the 60s and 70s.

  • Just proves that dumbasses can come from anyplace but seem to find a home on television!

  • Of course if they were mocking Mohamed in the same way, there would be hundreds dead by now and buildings in flames.

    • Of course if Muslims had mocked Jesus in the same way, we would have heard about it all over our media by now.

    • They were. And about all that’s “sacred” in Jewish religion and Israeli society as a whole. That’s the point of the show. Like stated about, it’s influenced from South Park.

    • Absolutely true, but that’s much to the disgrace of the Islamic kooks that would do such a thing.

  • Some information from one of the creators:
    This video wasn’t played on the tv, only on the internet version in flix website before bip bought the program. it didn’t hurt anyone that time.
    The intention of the video didn’t mean of course to hurt the feeling of the christians, it’s a parody on the israeli chauvinist 70’s tv programs. other programs were about 1967 war etc.
    http://www.flix.co.il/tapuz/showVideo.asp?m=1337219
    Sorry for anyone who was hurt by it.

  • it’s a comedy show. these is like we (israelis, jews) complain about Kartmen in Southpark.

  • Adirondack Jack

    The Rockefellers were ethnic Dutch, thus the connection to the Hudson Valley in New York.
    John D. and, as far as I know the rest of the family, were Baptists.

    Judging from their on air comments, Frank and John are of the Christian tradition, as apparently is the News Guy. It’s their website. If you don’t like the expression, “our Lord”, leave and start your own. Now that people of faith are in the minority in this country, we no longer harbor guilt about offending other faiths with expressions of ours.

  • i live in israel, it was posted on a cheap TV channel, only if you live in israel and undestand Hebrew you see that the joke on israeli lifstyle and ignnorance. they make fun of the people that say they want to live in israel even thou it is hard because it is israel, so they say that they want to move just because of choclate. also it is forbbidne for jews to be marryed to aforn woman, and saing “marry a goya” is a slpa to the arthudoks jews.
    the part of jesus is a parody on kids TV shows, as most of the episodes of this TV show are, when she sais that “jesus was the enemy he said “i want to become a non jew” (actually he said that he wants to do what usally happands that jews take the costoms of neer by people and finallly become a n-b jew, a prosses thet arthudocs jews feared”
    the part on jesus is a parody of how some minoraty of people teaches kids to dislike christans.
    this TV show is not to be taken seriosly, it is given by a girl in a bekini and a puppet…
    by the way gorilla- tipe of ape, tofee- the gorls name

  • I am a jew from Israel and no one really watched that show and bip channel at all this channel doesn’t exist anymore from other reasons(they laughed on Moses and King David, shame on them).

  • georgetheatheist

    How ’bout crucifying Mohammed in a vat of gefilte fish?

  • Gruffudd ap Llywelyn

    South Park is Jew.

    Jews are Christ-Killers.

  • GOD. its a comedy show. stop take everythins so seriosly. what wrong with you guys?! why you can’t lough a little, huh? are you Righteous?! in america comedy show can lough about EVERYTHING, jews mouslams, Christian, gays, ANYONE!
    BUT if a ISRAELI comedy show even try to loush about something like that, so THEN its wrong and Offensive and vulgar. its only Proves that people will search any thing to blame israel and the jews about, couse they just hate people that are not the same Religion, Skin color, or Worldview. i hope you read this massage and re-think about that, couse we all are Human beings who want to live in peace and without hatred.

  • I feel sad for these peoples who have no idea about Jesus Christ and his love for each and every human being. There are only two reasons for this blasphemous show to have being aired either by total ignorance or by total malice; there is no middle term here. God forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.

    • Oh, they KNOW what they’re doing!

    • Hello… lets add a third reason, though you’ll need a sense of humor to get it, COMEDY. Listen, in the US some idiot put a crucifix in a cup of pee, took a picture of it and called it art… and was utterly serious. This video is so much less insulting by comparison.

  • I am an Israeli and a Jew, and I must say, that you totally misunderstood the it. It is not a mockery of Jesus but a mockery of Israeli self-centered chauvinism.
    You also skipped the funny parts where the monkey says he wants to live in Switzerland and eat Toblerone. This yearning is considered treason by the nationalist israelis (represented by the girl), and this is the target of the show.

  • You know, we do get it that this is the same sort of cache’ tastelessness that makes people laugh at South Park outrageousness.

    That said, it is at the same time an example of relative expected sensitivities. Would any logic or rationale justify using a format mocking the holocaust as a vehicle for humor be acceptable to you Isrealis? No and it shouldn’t be. Yet Christians are expected to be thick skinned about Jews, Muslims and atheists mocking our faith. We get tired of it. We also know that the ADL and press would totally destroy anyone who mocked your faith for commercial purposes the way these idiots mocked mine.

    • “Would any logic or rationale justify using a format mocking the holocaust as a vehicle for humor be acceptable to you Isrealis? ”

      Hey, Mel Brooks made a career out of exactly that. Last I heard he’s insanely popular, Get a grip.

      • Vnnforum user

        How did Mel Brooks ever mock the “Holocaust”? He may have used it as a vehicle for jokes, but never made any movies on it in a manner that would lead the viewer to laugh at the Jews for being upset about it. I mean, his jokes aren’t meant to get the viewer to laugh at the “Holocaust” or deny that it ever happened. Mentioning the “Holocaust” in a joke isn’t the same as laughing at the “Holocaust”. See the difference?

        Besides, this video was a Jewess mocking Christianity, in other words a group mocking of a different group. Brooks is a Jew himself, so if he ever mocked the “Holocaust” (which he didn’t) it would be an internal to his group, rather than an out-group mocking a different group.

        • To be fair about it, Mel Brooks did mock the Inquisition in his movie, History of the World Part One.

          Although it wasn’t a holocaust, many Jews were tortured by the Catholic Church into coverting to Christianity during this time. And, Mel Brooks makes a mockery of it.

          • Referring to the Inquisition: “…many Jews were tortured by the Catholic Church into converting to Christianity during this time.”

            Wrong. The Jews condemned by the Inquisition were false Christians who willingly went through the motions of conversion for a variety of reasons. At issue was the integrity of the Faith. How many and the role of torture are disputed questions. The whole subject is large, complex, and by no means settled.

  • I wonder why a country who relied on christians to even exist, and are now surrounded by even more insane people who can’t wait to murder them, still has such a wonderful sense of humor. I think when the attacks intensify they will still have time to mock christians. Cause there will be non to help them this time. The right wing christians do not run the USA anymore, so laugh it up. Maybe frank can do a show HellooooooooooouuuOOOOoooooooOOOOOOuuoooooOOOOOOOOO
    ISREAL! That would be funny!

  • Satire is a mirror that allows you to see things about yourself that maybe you should notice, but don’t. That’s what this video is all about. It is not anti-Christian or anti-Jewish, but it is a mirror that shows some unsightly warts that maybe need a visit to the doctor. I’m Christian, and I totally laughed my head off at this, but for all the right reasons. And the fact that this writer takes inspiration from the creators of South Park? If you know that show, that should be enough explanation of this piece’s intent right there.

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