A satirical Dutch TV show has lampooned Israel’s Eurovision Song Contest-winning song “Toy,” with new lyrics that accurately expose Israel and its treatment of the Palestinians. The comedian has a lot of ‘chutzpah’ or ‘audacity.’
The first verse of her song, freely translated from the original Dutch, says: “Look at me, I’m a very sweet country / The world’s leaders are eating out of my hand / With one kiss I put out every fire. We’re throwing a party, are you coming? Later, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which will be empty soon anyway.”
Just before the chorus, De Vries replaces the original transition that mentioned Wonder Woman with the words: “From Haifa to the Dead Sea, there are fireworks and kosher satay / Come dance with me to the music.”
Instead of the chorus where Barzilai sings “I’m not your toy,” the Dutch comedian sings, “Look how beautifully I launch missiles.”
Israel, which cannot tolerate any criticism whatsoever, was not amused, its embassy in The Netherlands has complained through an official letter.
Apparently merely stating facts, namely that Israel kills Palestinians, is not allowed.
Israel has a very extensive, hidden, programme to try and control the media. It has an army of mostly young people trolling the internet to suppress criticism of Israel and to repeat ad nauseam that Israel’s actions are always entirely justified. It’s called ‘hasbara‘.
So things like this are a major thorn in its eyes. Despite all its efforts to control public opinion, including playing the ‘you are an anti-semite’ card, people all over the world are condemning Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands and its systematic, deliberate violence against Palestinians.
The US is getting bolder and bolder in its support of Israel, it’s de facto recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by its embassy move, and it might be on the verge of recognizing the Golan heights as a part of a Israel. Israel has been illegally occupying that part of Syria for over 50 years now. It’s strategically located and said to have resources in its soil.
The US has also bombed positions and facilities of the Syrian army, this time without any pretext such as a staged gas attack. It’s bombing because Assad is driving out ISIS, and because Syria is an Iranian ally it has to be destroyed, and put under the control of a puppet regime. The typical American modus operandi, which brought the chaos we see today in the region. Also note that Donald Trump received huge campaign donations from jewish businessmen.
The media platform ‘In the now’ made a video about the daring, critical song. You can watch it here.
If you wish to learn more about Israeli occupation, you can read books by Norman Finkelstein, Ilan Pappe, or Max Blumenthal. You can also watch the recent docu ‘Killing Gaza’. The makers had an interview with hard hitting journalist Chris Hedges about their docu.