If All Else Fails, How About We Get Hollywood To Write A New Comedy Script To Bring Israel And Palestine To The Peace Table?
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerned that U.S. policies toward Israel and Palestinians are hampering, not helping the peace process, an organization of Rabbis and peace advocates here have turned to Hollywood for a new script—a satire.
The not-for-profit group, Real Peace Middle East (www.rpme.org), today unveiled the first of a trilogy of satiric mini webisodes spoofing what it regards as incoherent, often contradictory and irrational White House policies toward the Middle East and Israel in particular, which so far have bombed.
"Recipe For Peace" can be seen at
Added on YouTube tomorrow will be "Confessions of a Liberal Jew" and "Peace Calling ... No Answer."
According to the organization's president, Rabbi Sam Intrator, the two-minute videos conceived and written by Hollywood producers are intended to spread virally on YouTube and on television news programs.
The objective of these satires is to broaden the discussion of how best to bring about viable peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, starting with making fun of some more ludicrous U.S. policies and absurd attitudes.
According to Tom Madden, TransMedia Group CEO (www.transmediagroup.com), the organization's PR firm, satire fits when you have a President who'd rather talk to a comedian than a Prime Minister, a Prime Minister who can't seem to get a word in edgewise to his next-door neighbor, while another neighboring state works overtime building a nuclear bomb to wipe you off the map. If it weren't so ominous, an extraterrestrial visitor might find it farcical."
One of three outrageously funny vignettes is "Recipe For Peace" features a 1950s-style TV cooking show hostess who tries to whip up an incongruous cacophony of political ingredients that only blow up her kitchen. Another is titled "Peace Calling ... No Answer," involving a frustrated but persevering Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaving message after message on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' answering machine to no avail, and "Confessions of a Liberal Jew," in which a distressed Jew admits to his analyst he needs help because he's having a hard time hating Israel.
For their help on this project, the organization thanks: Jeff Astroff, Danny Kaufman, Tom Madden, Alexandra Flugel, Adrienne Mazzone, Abby Blake, Augusto Pocovi.
To interview Rabbi Sam, contact Adrienne Mazzone 561-750-9800 x210; firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Real Peace Middle East