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Israelis and Palestinians Demand End to 50 Cent-Ja Rule Conflict

Israelis and Palestinians Demand End to 50 Cent-Ja Rule Conflict

Declaring that the both sides in the dispute need to put the past behind them, Israelis and Palestinians have come together to call for an end to the longstanding conflict between rappers Ja Rule and 50 Cent. The joint plea for peace between the two New York City rappers comes after 50 Cent reignited the feud when he bought 200 front-row seat tickets to Ja Rule’s concert in Arlington, Texas. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas offered to host peace talks, declaring that...

Taylor Swift to Announce Position on Syrian Civil War

Taylor Swift to Announce Position on Syrian Civil War

After finally declaring her intention to vote for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, crossover pop and country star Taylor Swift is expected to shortly announce which side she supports in Syria’s civil war. “In the past I have been reluctant to publicly voice my opinion on Middle Eastern politics, but due to several events in my life and in the Arab world, I feel very differently now,” Swift said in an Instagram post. “I will soon announce who I plan...

Did President Trump Just Kill Satire?

Did President Trump Just Kill Satire?

Are our leaders evil, stupid…or both? Whatever the answer, the world of satire has its hands full like never before. The newest episode of our podcast series sees the Editor of The Mideast Beast in conversation with Professor Sophia A. McClennen, who’s literally written the book on satire. They discuss satire in the age of Trump, why you shouldn’t worry too much about stupid people, and how to handle satire in a region where you can get hung for a...

Assad Loses Support After Smoking Weed on Joe Rogan Show

Assad Loses Support After Smoking Weed on Joe Rogan Show

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has seen his coalition crumble after the dictator smoked marijuana during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Show. Assad appeared on the popular podcast in an effort to broaden his support by acting more relatable. “People always see me as the politician, or as the soldier fighting ISIS or dropping chemical weapons on Sunni schoolchildren,” Assad said during the interview. “This will give listeners the chance to know Bashar the person, and you know what, I...

‘First Man’ Replaces Buzz Aldrin with Yasser Arafat in Moon Landing

‘First Man’ Replaces Buzz Aldrin with Yasser Arafat in Moon Landing

In an effort to broaden its audience and tone down overly pro-American sentiment, an upcoming biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong features former Palestine Liberation Organization president Yasser Arafat as Apollo 11’s lunar module pilot. While retired US Air Force Colonel Buzz Aldrin was in fact the pilot and second man to walk on the moon, the directors of “First Man” said that focusing the story of the moon landing on two Americans would undercut the global nature of the achievement....

Prince MBS is a Hot Mess, But Damn He Looks Good on Tinder

Prince MBS is a Hot Mess, But Damn He Looks Good on Tinder

It’s hot in Saudi Arabia, but are there snowflakes this summer? The answer to that is of course not, and it won’t be snowing for a long time if ever, desipe the Fresh Prince of Riyadh and all his modern changes. On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast host Molly Livingstone speaks with Perry Cammack, a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussing the behind the scenes mess of human rights, potential wars, and...

Rudy Rochman’s Truth or Dare, and Trump’s Ramadan Diet (Add the Ketchup)

Rudy Rochman’s Truth or Dare, and Trump’s Ramadan Diet (Add the Ketchup)

Throwback Thursday! Don’t miss this great TMB podcast with Rudy Rochman Click to go straight to Sound Cloud While the Mideast Beast Podcast is on summer hiatus, enjoy this classic episode from last year! (Don’t worry, we’ll be back soon with new stuff.) Rudy Rochman, Founder and President of the Columbia University chapter of Students Supporting Israel, shares the BS about BDS, while Molly and Alex explore President Trump’s BDSM ketchup fetish that led him to cancel the annual Ramadan...

Alex Jones Delivers Rational and Thoughtful Response to Internet Ban

Alex Jones Delivers Rational and Thoughtful Response to Internet Ban

In a surprising turn of events, internet talk show host Alex Jones has released a thoughtful and eloquent response to the broad social media Info Wars ban. In a video posted to his website early this morning, Mr. Jones calmly and clearly explained his thoughts on being banned from Apple, YouTube, and Facebook. “In hindsight, I realize that claiming that the US Government’s secret ‘gay bomb’ was leaking and turning the fish gay, without providing real concrete evidence may have undermined...

ISIS Country Star Sharia Twain to Tour United States

ISIS Country Star Sharia Twain to Tour United States

ALABAMA – Sharia Twain, the rapidly emerging Salafi-Jihadi country music queen, has launched her US tour in Birmingham, Alabama. The music star is expected to unveil her new single, “Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Shiites.” Originally from Raqqa, Sharia Twain grew up listening to Tim McGraw and the Dixie Chicks in the days before the establishment of the Islamic State. In an interview, the country music star remarked, “I’ve loved country music but I always knew...

Jerusalem Queer Eye for the Straight Rabbi

Jerusalem Queer Eye for the Straight Rabbi

Getting your ass flogged may sound like the latest sex trend, but in the Middle East, it most likely means you were caught being gay, and lucky you weren’t executed. So what is it like to be gay in Jerusalem, the epicenter of controversy and all that is holy (that’s what he said)? On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast, Religious Gay Rights Activist, Nadav Schwartz, talks about the Rabbis who think gays are perverts destroying society, holding hands in public,...

ISIS Leader Furious After He’s Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen

ISIS Leader Furious After He’s Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is calling for a boycott of Showtime after the Islamic Caliph admitted he was pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen’s series “Who is America?” Baghdadi, who announced the formation of the Islamic State in April 2013, said he was led to believe he was being honored by fictional Israeli TV station “Yerushalayim Television” for its 70 at 70 program honoring pro-Israel leaders. “Since ISIS was created by the Mossad to attack Iran and sow discard across...

If You Can Read This, Then There Is Still Freedom of Speech Online… For Now

If You Can Read This, Then There Is Still Freedom of Speech Online… For Now

Amazing podcast with Times of Israel’s Political Correspondent, Raoul Wootliff Click here to go straight to Sound Cloud Mark Zuckerberg might be Jewish, but Israel doesn’t want his social media monster online. Yep, turns out the government tried to pass a bill to take down freedom of speech one post at a time, which would make Israel the first democracy to enforce censorship on social media. But it was just a big mistake (add laugh track here), caught by Times of...

ISIS Issues Fatwa on Hailey Baldwin Over Justin Bieber Engagement

ISIS Issues Fatwa on Hailey Baldwin Over Justin Bieber Engagement

In the wake of pop star Justin Bieber’s engagement to model Hailey Baldwin, ISIS has issued a fatwa calling for the death of the latter on the grounds that she is seeking to “steal and pervert a national treasure of the Islamic State.” “We’re not only believers in our cause for Jihad, but are, above all, beliebers”, the heartbroken Islamic terror group said in its statement. “Now this Western temptress wants to take the Bieb away from us and we...

Wounds of Terror, Laughter that Heals, and a Mr. Potato Head Fetish

Wounds of Terror, Laughter that Heals, and a Mr. Potato Head Fetish

Go straight to Sound Cloud for Kay Wilson’s amazing interview. If you faked your own death and survived, what would your real life look like after that? On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone gets in bed (literally) with Kay Wilson, survivor of a brutal terrorist attack. Clearly using humor to cope with reality, Wilson is, no joke, fighting against western monies funding terrorist groups, friending the supposed enemy, and admittedly still playing with Mr....

The Doctor is In… Scary is the New Sexy, or at Least for This Podcast

The Doctor is In… Scary is the New Sexy, or at Least for This Podcast

Click here to go straight to Sound Cloud to listen to the newest TMB podcast. He’s a doctor of terrorism, but that’s not even the terrifying part. On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast host Molly Livingstone gets in the mind of Dr. Matthew Levitt (his mom made us make sure we wrote DOCTOR), of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, to discuss terrorism, countering that terrorism, and if this podcast is effectively doing both. Is Dr....

ISIS Threatens Mia Khalifa after Reviewing Videos, Vigorously

ISIS Threatens Mia Khalifa after Reviewing Videos, Vigorously

In a recent interview, former adult movie star Mia Khalifa said that she had been receiving death threats from ISIS and has seen photo-shopped pictures online of herself being beheaded. Khalifa made headlines in the past for participating in an adult video wearing a Hijab and has angered some over several Lebanese nationalistic tattoos as well as a Lebanese Flag on her body. An ISIS spokesman has expressed outrage over her actions saying: “I heard from a friend that these...

Don’t Say Breast on the Radio, the Cancer of Inequality

Don’t Say Breast on the Radio, the Cancer of Inequality

Is Erasing Women just code for the ultra-Orthodox religious gay tinder app? On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone speaks with Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll about erasing women (dirty or not), religious women’s battle for equality, and if you can say breast cancer on the radio. Jaskoll shares her insights as an advocate for religious Jewish women through her organization Chochmat Nashim (meaning women’s wisdom), discussing how she and her group fight for women’s voice, presence, and...

The Mideast Beast to Begin Covering Real News

The Mideast Beast to Begin Covering Real News

The Mideast Beast, a satirical news source, has confirmed that they will begin to focus on reporting real news.  This comes at a time when real news and fake news are becoming less and less distinguishable. There have always been some that think satire is real and real news is fake, but recently the number of people unable to decipher between the two is increasing at an alarming rate. “Why expend effort to write something that outlandishly exploits the hidden...

People Porn: Israelis and Palestinians Tell Him the Naked Truth

People Porn: Israelis and Palestinians Tell Him the Naked Truth

Look out – the unidentifiable white man is coming for you. He’s armed with a camera, translator, and questions, and demands the naked truth (sounds creepy, and yet you want to know more). On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone speaks with Corey Gil-Shuster, creator of the Ask an Israeli/Ask a Palestinian Project, asking the hard questions (that is literally what she said) to find out how he is able to speak to everyone and...

Dancing on Tables in Jerusalem

Dancing on Tables in Jerusalem

On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, Molly Livingstone sits down with Jerusalem City Council member and Head of the Yerushalmim (Jerusalemites) Party, Fleur Hassan Nahoum, to discuss the terrifying situation in Jerusalem. No, it has nothing to do with war or peace, it’s worse… politics and the upcoming mayoral elections. Find out her plan, her history of dancing on tables, and her future visions for the ever-so complicated city, Jerusalem. The Mideast Beast podcasts are available on...