Entertainment

UN Defends Hamas, Says Rockets Were Fired on Ambien

UN Defends Hamas, Says Rockets Were Fired on Ambien

The United Nations has come out in defense of Hamas, saying that the governing militant group cannot be held responsible for rockets striking Israel since the group’s fighters were when they fired them. “While we condemned Israel’s unprovoked attacks against Palestinian protestors earlier this month, Hamas must be excused for shooting rockets into Israeli neighborhoods and kindergartens,” a statement from the UN Human Rights Council declared. “It was Memorial Day Weekend and they were Ambien firing.” The council also defended...

Times of Israel Political Correspondent Haviv Rettig Gur on ‘Make Up Sexy Headline, Rinse, Lather, Repeat’

Times of Israel Political Correspondent Haviv Rettig Gur on ‘Make Up Sexy Headline, Rinse, Lather, Repeat’

Reality is a lot like reality TV, the more fake it is, the more the truth sticks out. On this episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone has a deep conflicted conversation with Times of Israel Political Correspondent Haviv Rettig Gur. From his complicated name, to the complicated Middle East, to the complications of being a journalist when it comes to telling the story, the two battle it out to figure it out: reality. beliefs. emotions. And if...

Wag the Embassy…(new TMB podcast)

Wag the Embassy…(new TMB podcast)

On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone gives her firsthand account of the new US embassy, located in her remarkable neighborhood of Jerusalem (not unremarkable, as falsely reported by CNN). Host Alex Giles gets in a few words and speaks about the reaction to the embassy in Gaza, with the protest and death toll rising. Will it be an all out war between Israel and Gaza, or between Molly and Alex? Tune in. The Mideast Beast podcasts are...

BBC Mistakenly Publishes Video About Israeli Eurovision Winner Despite Occupation

BBC Mistakenly Publishes Video About Israeli Eurovision Winner Despite Occupation

The Israeli winner of the 2018 Eurovision contest has been riling up quite the media frenzy- not because of her weight, culturally appropriated performance, or raunchy feminist message. The BBC has mistakenly produced a video of the Israeli singer after her Eurovision win this weekend, which left out the vital messages of oppression of Palestinians and destruction of their homeland by Israelis. The BBC clarified their stance on accusations of anti-Semitism in the wake of the video: “Although we cannot...

DJ Khaled’s Anti-Oral Statement Really Confuses Feminists

DJ Khaled’s Anti-Oral Statement Really Confuses Feminists

A recently resurfaced interview from 2015 with hip-hop mogul DJ Khaled has sent shockwaves through the feminist community, particularly with organizers of the Women’s March who are convinced that all Arab men honor and respect their wives. Khaled, still not entirely sure why reciprocity in a relationship means performing oral sex, stands by his statement that “there are different rules for men”. His lack of actual talent did not deter the DJ from making comments on how women should, or should...

From Stoned to Scotch: Sarah Tuttle-Singer Gets Real About Israel (New TMB Podcast!)

From Stoned to Scotch: Sarah Tuttle-Singer Gets Real About Israel (New TMB Podcast!)

On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone digs in and deep (that’s what she said) with blogger and author of Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered, Sarah Tuttle-Singer. Sarah shares her intimate moments, struggles, scotch and thoughts on the complicated Middle East, Israel and her time spent as an interloper in the Old City of Jerusalem. Girlfriend doesn’t hold anything back. Legit, there’s even a moment of karaoke. Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered The Mideast Beast podcasts are available on iTunes...

Dude, Where’s My Resort?

Dude, Where’s My Resort?

There was a stabbing in Jerusalem, but don’t worry, it was only criminal. Yep, this is apparently life nowadays for host Molly Livingstone as she and host Alex Giles discuss the recent attack and why, if it’s not terrorism, it’s not scary – at least in the Middle East. And if modern day Israel wasn’t lame enough, listen in to find out how badass secret service agents of the Mossad set up a resort as a front in Sudan to...

ISIS Leader Faces Backlash After ‘Caliphate Correspondents’ Dinner’ Roast

ISIS Leader Faces Backlash After ‘Caliphate Correspondents’ Dinner’ Roast

ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum for his performance at the annual Caliphate Correspondents’ Dinner, with many observers calling his speech offensive. Baghdadi’s performance began well, with jokes about his terror group’s diminishing territory. “I know things haven’t been going so well for us recently,” Baghdadi acknowledged. “Even Toys R Us called us to offer condolences.” But when he turned his attention to US President Donald Trump, Baghdadi’s speech turned from light-hearted satire to...

Natalie Portman Joins BDS, Boycotts Herself

Natalie Portman Joins BDS, Boycotts Herself

Saying that she has finally come around to support the cultural boycott of Israel, Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman is reportedly urging fans not to watch any of her movies. The actress, who last week cancelled a trip to Israel in response to the recent conflict on the Gaza border, has gone to great lengths to make sure none of her fans support her movies. “I was about to rent ‘The Phantom Menace’ from a Redbox, and she just appeared out...

Sisi’s Landslide, Kentucky’s Ark, & Saudi Princess Noura’s Catwalk

Sisi’s Landslide, Kentucky’s Ark, & Saudi Princess Noura’s Catwalk

On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and a slightly tipsy (one cup of rose after a long day) Alex Giles discuss the most important matters in the entire world: Uber drivers who act Israeli, creationist museums with humans riding dinosaurs, dictators who force people to vote – and then win, and fashion week with no gays. Also, is there more than one Jerusalem? It’s not the alcohol talking… it’s Alex. Listen already to find...

Broadcasting Fake News From Jail

Broadcasting Fake News From Jail

This week’s Mideast Beast Podcast is being broadcast from jail, as it is now a crime to broadcast fake news. Or is this fake news? It is… for now. Hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles discuss the real news about fake news and how it is affecting the world, the media and the people. From Malaysia, where fake news legislation will make it a crime to broadcast fake news, punishable up to six years in jail, to the Middle East...

Saudi Arabia’s “It” Prince, D-Bag Bureaucrats, and La La Land’s Polite People

Saudi Arabia’s “It” Prince, D-Bag Bureaucrats, and La La Land’s Polite People

With Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia and host Molly Livingstone both in the US on tour, it’s only a matter of time before their paths cross. Until then, the podcast covers the prince’s visit to the White House, his weird mommy issues, and co-host Alex Giles’s not-boy crush. The two also discuss the red tape around the red ribbon ceremony for the new impending Jerusalem US embassy (slated to open in May), polite Americans, and their desire to know what...

Saudi Arabia Planning Least Exciting Resort Ever

Saudi Arabia Planning Least Exciting Resort Ever

The Saudi Arabian government has admitted to being disappointed at the public reaction to its plans for a new tourist resort on islands in the Red Sea. One blogger commented, “So what you’re saying is it will be like lying on a beach in Dubai but without the two-for-one cocktail hour. Or like lying on the beach in Tel Aviv but with all the girls covered in black sheets. You’re not really selling this to me.” Another said, “I appreciate...

The Prince and the Prime Minister

The Prince and the Prime Minister

On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, we learn about host Alex Giles’s new bromance with the Saudi prince (listen to find out exactly which one it is). While Alex plans his future, host Molly Livingstone brings us into the present with a live siren drill preparing Israel for war. Is it fake news, or a bit too real? The Mideast Beast podcasts are available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! You can also listen to it here...

Bibi’s Off-Broadway Show Comes to AIPAC and Also There’s An Octopus

Bibi’s Off-Broadway Show Comes to AIPAC and Also There’s An Octopus

On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles pack it in on AIPAC, that friendly Israel loving lobby. It’s all about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s off-Broadway (way off Broadway) one man show. What will Bibi say, and will it be another chorus of Iran, bombs, and BDS? Well, if Alex can stop ranting about his first world problems, and Molly can stop chastising him for whining about his first world problems, we may...

Bibi’s Indictments for Dummies: Lowball Bribes, Germans, and So Far No Naked Ladies

Bibi’s Indictments for Dummies: Lowball Bribes, Germans, and So Far No Naked Ladies

If all the world’s a stage, then all the world leaders are on a big reality show to see who plays the worst (meaning best) villain. On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone sits down and tears down Times of Israel journalist Raoul Wootliff, to find out what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did to become our latest villain. With the looming indictments, Wootliff explains the cases, alleged bribes, and supposed crimes. Will this be...

Iran Goes Nuclear Over Olympic Size Goodie Bag Mishap… At The Olympics

Iran Goes Nuclear Over Olympic Size Goodie Bag Mishap… At The Olympics

Sanction, s’manction… Aren’t rules just made to be broken, especially when it comes to the Olympics, the Middle East, and goodie bags? On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles gossip about the Iranian Olympic team, who, as it turns out, didn’t get their Samsung goodie bags (that’s what adult male Alex calls them) due to some UN sanctions. And just like the Olympics, which never seem to end, the two discuss yet...

The Hummus Fight (New Video!)

The Hummus Fight (New Video!)

In the long-awaited sequel to ‘I’m Palestinian, My Roommate is Jewish’, roommates Sammy Obeid and Toby Muresianu have a hummus battle to decided to decide whose hummus is the best: Israel’s or Palestine’s. Who will emerge victorious, and who do you think invented hummus? Click here to watch the video:...

Goldielocks and the Three Risky Bears (New TMB Podcast)

Goldielocks and the Three Risky Bears (New TMB Podcast)

On this week’s edition of The Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles challenge the audience on what they really know about the headlines, terrorism, and Africa’s being a country. And find out if you’re a Goldielocks. Yep, a Goldielocks. The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! You can also listen to it here...

Somewhere Over the Armageddon Rainbow… #FierceFierce

Somewhere Over the Armageddon Rainbow… #FierceFierce

In this week’s Mideast Beast podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles break down Vice President Pence’s recent visit to Israel, and almost have their own breakdown as they uncover the truth behind Evangelical Christians, peace plans, and streets named Penis. Alex tries to come up with his own plans, but is so fearful of what’s to come (and his Christmas Cake addiction frankly doesn’t help), he is actually at a loss for words and can only manage to shout...