Parodies 

● A Harvard satirical publication played off the fake eviction notices posted on Harvard students' doors by Palestinian solidarity activists (March 2013): “CAMBRIDGE, MA-- The government of Israel yesterday demolished the freshman dormitory Wigglesworth, three days after eviction notices appeared on the doors of various suites within the building…” Read more.

● Saturday Night Live re-enacted the Chuck Hagel hearings in a dress rehearsal skit which never appeared on the air (not unusual). It’s more amazing than amusing. It was posted on youtube (February 2013): “You said, and I quote, ‘The US will always have an extremely close relationship with Israel, but that’s not to say that in every single instance our interests and those of Israel will be identical. I thought to myself, 'Is this a typo? Are my eyes deceiving me?'”  See the video.

● The satirical paper The Onion reported this fake news release (January 2013): “JERUSALEM—Top-ranking government officials in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday that Israel would exercise its longstanding, constitutionally granted veto power over American policy if U.S. lawmakers confirmed retired congressman Chuck Hagel as the United States’ next Secretary of Defense…”  Read more.

 

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