Is that an angel on your shoulder or are you just unhappy to see me?
Dozens of Jews are depicted on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. They look far less heroic than the sibyls and angels. But does that make the paintings anti-Semitic?
Israeli lawmaker Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu) continued her onslaught on homosexuals in an interview for the Israeli daily Maariv that will be published on Thursday.
By now word has spread that Yisrael Beiteinu MK Anastasia Michaeli has insulted is the gay community. As the Shmooze reported last week, Michaeli — who was already notorious for throwing water on an Arab MK — was recorded saying that homosexuality results from childhood abuse, and that gays “are miserable” and “in the end they commit suicide when they are 40.”
First it was scuffles and water fights in Knesset; now it’s homophobia. Anastasia Michaeli just doesn’t seem to get the conventions of normal inoffensive behavior.
Outrageous and, yes, hilarious: Knesset member (and onetime Arafat adviser) Dr. Ahmad Tibi got himself suspended for one week from Knesset debates (though not from votes) for reading an outrageous little poem he had made up in honor of fellow lawmaker Anastasia Michaeli. Michaeli, a member of Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party, was herself suspended for a month on January 9 after pouring a glass of water on fellow lawmaker Ghaleb Majadleh of Labor. Tibi immortalizes the incident by stringing together a bunch of word-plays and insults, ending with:
She sure knows how to make a splash at the Knesset.
Israel is in constant political gridlock, but at least the country’s lawmakers are good-looking.