Saturday, January 06, 2007

New York Gets a Slimy New Consul

Aryeh Mekel, Israel's fairly effective consul in New York, is being removed to make way for a replacement, Olmert's own spokesman and media advisor, Asaf Shariv. Asaf Shariv back in Israel had worked to target journalists who wrote critical pieces about Olmert by leaking defamatory stories to the press about them. He of course has no diplomatic background but that's not the point. As a reward for his "service" another figure in the Kadima Mafia is being rewarded with a political appointment and his past service may fit him for a role similar to that practiced by Collette Avital who similarly collected information on opponents of the Oslo Accords and worked to silence them.


yobeeone said...

How lovely. A new member in the mafia capital of the world. On the other hand, people have been known to be hit by stray cars flying onto sidewalks in NYC. I can only hope.

Lemon Lime Moon said...

America gets Ellison the Muslim for its comedown and israel gets this guy .
All in all in both America and Israel the good are being replaced by the bad who will sell out their own people .

Keliata said...

Utilizing a Public Information Officer (PIO) as consul is definitely a strategic move on Olmert's part. No doubt about it. He wants to control the media and this is the ideal way to do it.

Political clout with Kadimah/Olmert and controlling the media. No doubt whatsoever as to what Olmert is trying to accomplish with this.

marallyn ben moshe said...

when my oldest was in elementary school dalia itzik's kid was there too...she was working for teddy at the time...the boyer school (one of the finest in the city and the country) accepted to take all our kids into jr.high...teddy wanted to integrate the schools and boyer was turned down...quietly dalia took her own kid out of the school and put him into another one (she lived in my building at the time) and all the while she fought for teddy and the integration...sure, why not?her kid was, the pta set up a team and began working to fix the mess...dalia and her henchmen called their places of work and the pta backed one wanted to lose their jobs...and thank you madam speaker of the house...and olmert? don't let me get started...great post sultan and keep em coming...shavuah tov

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