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Palestinian Sesame Street ails without US funds
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/7/12 | DANIELLA CHESLOW, Associated Press

Posted on 01/06/2012 11:23:44 PM PST by SmithL

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- It's quiet time on Palestinian Sesame Street.

The iconic children's program, known as "Sharaa Simsim" in Arabic, has been put on hold for the 2012 season because of a funding freeze by the U.S. Congress.

Sharaa Simsim is one of many U.S.-funded Palestinian programs suffering after Congress froze the transfer of nearly $200 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development in October. The suspension aimed to punish the Palestinians for appealing to the United Nations for statehood.

The funding suspension — affecting hospitals, education, and government ministries that all rely on American aid — is breeding resentment and frustration in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, even among the most progressive organizations.

In the Ramallah offices of Sharaa Simsim on Thursday, the writing workshop room was empty and the set was closed.

"If we had funding, we would be writing scripts, we would be reviewing scripts, we would be hiring filmmakers to produce the videos,"

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: sesamestreet; socalledpalestinians; yourtaxdollarsatwork

1 posted on 01/06/2012 11:23:48 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Screw all that! 

There is no such thing as a Palestinian Language! There is no Such thing as a Palestinian Blood line! 

There is no Such thing as a Palestinian DNA Marker! 

There has never been a Palestinian government nor was one ever attempted except as a tool to further undermine Israeli and Jewish rights to exist and in peace! 

There is no unique Palestinian History! 

There are no Palestinian Archaeology digs! There are no Palestinian Archaeology artifacts or antiquities! 

There is no such thing as a Palestinian! So called Palestine at one time included Jordan.  Why isn’t Jordan considered a larger part of Palestine or even East Palestine? 

Palestine is a joke and a synthetic invention of displaced losers, who are nothing more than homeless and stateless Arabs owing their DNA and historical lineage to every country that surrounds Israel


2 posted on 01/06/2012 11:37:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SmithL

3 posted on 01/06/2012 11:41:52 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: SmithL

4 posted on 01/06/2012 11:51:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Vendome

That’s just it. Before the twentieth century, there were no countries. The people of the middle east were merely subjects of a long line of empires. All of the countries were invented in the twentieth century. The same people who complain about the plight of the “Palestinians” (who were fabricated out of whole cloth), don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the plight of the Kurds, or the Armenians, or the Copts, who are real.


5 posted on 01/07/2012 12:06:17 AM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Says the Freeper with a Lebanese nominally dejour. I agree with you.


6 posted on 01/07/2012 12:20:01 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SmithL

“If we had funding, we would be writing scripts, we would be reviewing scripts, we would be hiring filmmakers to produce the videos,”

...we’d be exploding trash cans, Big Bird’s AK-47 would have ammo, and Susan would have her face covered like a decent woman...


7 posted on 01/07/2012 12:55:50 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: SmithL

But, but if we stop giving them money they will hate us!

.....Oh, wait. Never mind.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 2:34:35 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: SmithL

All of the characters are suicide bombers, anyways, so everybody knows how it ends!


9 posted on 01/07/2012 2:39:48 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: SmithL

is breeding resentment and frustration in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, even among the most progressive organizations. ...and what doesn’t?


10 posted on 01/07/2012 2:40:54 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SmithL.

On Palestinian ‘Sesame Street,’ Muppets learn behavior management
cns | December 3, 2009 | Judith Sudilovsky
Posted on 12/03/2009 3:37:10 PM PST by NYer
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2399743/posts


11 posted on 01/07/2012 3:21:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SmithL

A feeble attempt to counter jihadist children programing with our tax dollars


12 posted on 01/07/2012 4:02:08 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: SmithL

Throwing money at our enemies will ony empower them more.


13 posted on 01/07/2012 4:21:52 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SmithL

Anything to do with the Palestinian Authority should rank dead last in our funding priorities.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 5:01:03 AM PST by rbg81
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To: SmithL

It’s bad enough we’re blowing taxpayer money on PBS in this country. Now we’re blowing it on the Palestinian version of PBS!?


15 posted on 01/07/2012 5:17:35 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: SmithL
The funding suspension — affecting hospitals, education, and government ministries that all rely on American aid — is breeding resentment and frustration in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, even among the most progressive organizations.

Good Lord, who wrote this tripe, the ghost of Yasser Arasplat?

16 posted on 01/07/2012 6:10:37 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: rbg81
Anything to do with the Palestinian Authority should rank dead last in our funding priorities.

Always here to help... ;^)

I agree with your thoughts here. The Palestinians are raining down rockets on Israel daily, and we're sending them even a dollar? Why?

17 posted on 01/07/2012 6:15:42 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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18 posted on 01/07/2012 6:52:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hear that drip, drip? That’s my heart bleeding tahini...


19 posted on 01/07/2012 7:56:26 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

:’D Let’s have a pita party.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 1:17:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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21 posted on 01/08/2012 5:36:10 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SmithL

F´ em.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 8:28:07 AM PST by onedoug
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