Monday, January 03, 2011


Brian of London reports on the Israellycool site from time to time and his report on a recent episode of the BBC motoring show Top Gear shot is of interest.

Firstly, the hosts chose to wear burkhas for one segment causing outrage from the usual suspects.

Secondly, the words of Jeremy Clarkson to describe why the drivers didn't drive straight through Judea/Samaria to get to Bethlehem are classic:-

JC Voice Over] Sadly though, for political reasons, we’d been advised to avoid the disputed West Bank, so we were now going in completely the wrong direction yet again and I decided to make the most of it. [Direct to camera] I hope the other two don’t mind but I fancy a small deviation to go and look at the Sea of Galilee. This was a good call because getting there meant driving through the Golan Heights
"Disputed territory" would have the po faced BBC types with their burkas in a knot!

Of course, true motoring aficionados would know the pitfalls of travelling by motor in the disputed territories. Some years ago a Tel Aviv district court found Palestinian terrorist hero Marwan Barghouti directly responsible for the deaths of five civilians. One of the victims was a Greek Orthodox Monk from the West Bank, Georgios Tsibouktzakis, who was killed in a drive-by-shooting in June of 2001.

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