Hamas and Israel United in Confusion over U2 Album Outrage

Hamas and Israel United in Confusion over U2 Album Outrage

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) and combatants in Gaza have found common ground, as they try to comprehend how people can be more upset by a free soft rock album than the intractable problems of the Middle East. Yona Greenberg, Music Review Editor of the IDF commented, “I mean I appreciate that it’s no ‘Achtung Baby’, but I really think people need to get a sense of perspective. You do realize we haven’t resolved shit over here yet, right? I mean we...

ISIS Holds Emergency Meeting to Choose Name for Its War on the World

ISIS Holds Emergency Meeting to Choose Name for Its War on the World

Senior members of ISIS convened an emergency meeting in response to the long-awaited naming by the United States of its military mission against the Islamic State. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, announced that the US-led effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria would be called Operation Inherent Resolve, after it was decided that Operation “Oh no, not again” was too downbeat. RELATED: ISIS super excited about the iPhone 6 Meeting at a hookah lounge on the...

Not Yemen too!

Not Yemen too!

Middle East rubberneckers have risen up in revolt on the news that they now have to keep track on what the hell is happening in Yemen on top of everything else. Professor William Lyons, Head of Making Complicated Things Seem Simple, at the University of Birmingham, was visibly shaken. “Shia and Sunni militants ‘clashing’,  no problem with that. Easy. But who the hell are ‘Houthis’? Are they like the ‘Sand People?’ And how the hell did these Houthi Sand People threaten to split the country. “And I can’t...

Obama Set to Address Knesset on Comptroller Report Criticizing Netanyahus’ Spending

Obama Set to Address Knesset on Comptroller Report Criticizing Netanyahus’ Spending

Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress blasting the White House for concessions to Iran in nuclear negotiations, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he would address the Israeli Knesset on the recent comptroller’s report on the Netanyahus’ wasteful use of public funds on personal expenses. Insisting the move was neither personal nor political, Obama said he felt it was his duty as the American leader to offer a critique of what he called a “very bad comptroller’s report.” “Honorable...

Christian Baby Blood Declared Most Popular Drink in Israel

Christian Baby Blood Declared Most Popular Drink in Israel

The votes have been tallied! Today it was announced that when the heat get to them, Israelis overwhelmingly prefer a refreshing glass of blood harvested from the offspring of Christ followers! The drink, traditionally used for cooking, has surged in popularity as of late, having fallen out of favor towards the end of the Middle Ages. The increase in demand for the sanguine treat has been attributed to the super-racism that Israel is often accused of exhibiting. RELATED: Zionists Sank The...

Israel as a Jewish* State?

Israel as a Jewish* State?

In a clear leap forward for the sorta-kinda-maybe movement, Labor Party Chairman and punctuation mark aficionado Isaac Herzog has proposed an alternative to the Jewish State Bill: the Jewish Asterisk Bill or simply The Jewish* Bill “It’s the perfect way to affirm our identity,” said Herzog. “We’re a Jewish state. Except not really. But pretty much, yeah.” “But pretty much, no.” argue some Israelis. In the words of one grammar zealot, “No way. Asterisks are totally not me. I refuse...

Former Governor Perry strangely praises the Jewish People

Former Governor Perry strangely praises the Jewish People

Embarrassment reigned at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference in DC, as exuberant former Texas Governor and Republican Presidential contender Rick Perry took the stage saying he was glad about “all you Jews and Jewesses getting your horns removed so you can be good Americans.” Confused by the chilly reception to what he plainly intended to be a compliment, he added, “not there’s anything wrong, you know, with Jews having horns. I mean, if you think that’s what...

One Old Windbag With a Bad Combover Speaks to Congress About a State Most Americans Don’t Care or Feel All That Strongly About: Why is this news?

One Old Windbag With a Bad Combover Speaks to Congress About a State Most Americans Don’t Care or Feel All That Strongly About: Why is this news?

Tuesday marked the day that Prime Minister Netanyahu officially joined the ranks of America’s most maligned inhabitants: Congressional Representatives. These beings, who according to myths of old, are put in office to make laws, are usually old, out-of-touch, and old. Why Netanyahu wants so badly to rub elbows with these pathetic souls is a mystery, but the fact remains that he has been able to blend right in. He’s adopted the look of a Congressman: the gray hair, the combover, and...

Israeli Politician Drunk Dials Abbas Offering Peace after Consuming ‘Special’ Purim Cookies

Israeli Politician Drunk Dials Abbas Offering Peace after Consuming ‘Special’ Purim Cookies

The fine-tuned machine that is Israeli diplomacy was thrown into disarray when Palestinian Authority President Abbas released a late night voice mail left by Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett. In it Bennett made an emotional, if somewhat rambling, plea for peace. “Mahmoud, Mahmoud, why should we kill each other? You think Ayelet Shaked is a hotty, and we think she’s a hotty. You like humus and we love humus…of course you also like Hamas, but seriously can you eat Hamas...

ISIS to Summer in Italy

ISIS to Summer in Italy

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has extended his welcome and given travel advice to ISIS for their planned summer holiday to capture Rome. Renzi told The Mideast Beast that the jihadists will be a much needed boost to the ailing economy, which has seen tourism hit particularly hard. “We’ve seen a massive influx of visitors and martyrs to Syria, Iraq and Libya because of ISIS, which have seriously helped the local economy,” Renzi said, “As I say to the young girls…...

Netanyahu Just Not That Into Republicans

Netanyahu Just Not That Into Republicans

The U.S. Republican Party is getting on Bibi’s nerves. “I thought it was just going to be casual,” said the Prime Minister, referring to his upcoming address to Congress. “I was just gonna stop by for a nightcap after I finished with AIPAC but now he [Republican Party Head John Boehner] is being all weird about it.” “I’m so excited!” squealed Boehner, totally not being weird about it. “All of the other Republicans are going. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Yosemite...

Netanyahu Convenes Rabbinic Conclave to Declare Him ‘Pope of the Jews’

Netanyahu Convenes Rabbinic Conclave to Declare Him ‘Pope of the Jews’

Worried about his status as spokesperson for world Jewry, the Prime Minister’s office today announced that Bibi Netanyahu will summon a ‘rabbinic conclave’ to declare the Prime Minister ‘Pope of the Jews.’ Speaking to TID off the record, a close aide explained Netanyahu’s thinking. “At first Bibi was just going to have the rabbis make him high priest, but he worried that that title just doesn’t carry the kind of weight it did in the good old days. But folks...

John Kerry does a little ‘stocking up’ prior to Netanyahu AIPAC Speech

John Kerry does a little ‘stocking up’ prior to Netanyahu AIPAC Speech

A day before the start of the AIPAC (American-Israel lobby) Conference in Washington long lines of customers snaked through the aisles of Shwayder’s Boozy Emporium, the famous DC ‘beverage’ store. TID correspondent Kid Justin, a frequent patron of the store, caught up with Secretary of State John Kerry at the check-out line. “It definitely takes a lot of supplies to get through all the AIPAC speeches,” muttered Kerry, pointing at the wide variety of high-proof bottles in his cart, “Biden...

Giuliani Declares “Obama Bears the Mark of the Beast”

Giuliani Declares “Obama Bears the Mark of the Beast”

At a press conference former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani today further clarified his remarks about President Obama not loving America. “I say to you, my fellow Americans, that Obama does bear the Mark of the Beast. Six-six-six. Did he not rise out of the sea, with ten horns, and seven heads, and ten diadems? Is Obama not like a leopard, with feet like a bear’s, and a mouth like a lion’s mouth?” When asked by a reporter whether...

Bahrain to Secede from Middle East

Bahrain to Secede from Middle East

In a shocking move that has baffled analysts and geography-trivia enthusiasts around the world the island kingdom of Bahrain has declared its intention to get the hell away from the Middle East and forget that it had ever been part of it. “My family has worked for decades to achieve in Bahrain a post-oil economy based on finance and tourism, a tolerant society and even a sweet Formula 1 track,” explained Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, “But despite...

Abbas, Khamenei Urge Netanyahu Not to Cancel Address to Congress

Abbas, Khamenei Urge Netanyahu Not to Cancel Address to Congress

While a host of Israeli politicians and Jewish leaders have called on Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to cancel his speech to Congress set for this Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came out in defense of Netanyahu and urged him not to back down in the face widespread criticism. “Who cares what Obama thinks? Bibi, it’s your duty as Israel’s prime minister to take your case directly to the American people, especially the Republicans,” Abbas said in an impromptu press...

Report: Deal Limits Iran to Three “Nucular” Weapons, US to Give Up Brangelina, Michelle Obama

Report: Deal Limits Iran to Three “Nucular” Weapons, US to Give Up Brangelina, Michelle Obama

While the final deal between Iran and the US led P5+1 has yet to be released, TID has learned of several previously undisclosed already accepted compromises. The agreement limits Iran to three nuclear weapons at any given time, though as a face saving compromise, these would be referred to as ‘nucular’ weapons as per the Bush pronunciation. Iran could replace these weapons on an ‘as used’ basis. In another surprise, the US agreed to send celebrity couple Brad Pitt and...

Netanyahu Heroically Tackles Comptroller Attempting Audit

Netanyahu Heroically Tackles Comptroller Attempting Audit

Days after Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat saw a dramatic rise in popularity after tackling a knife-wielding terrorist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he has tackled the state comptroller just seconds before the official completed a report critical of the government’s economic policy. Netanyahu, according to government sources, was doing a sweep of government offices Friday morning to collect empty bottles when he spotted State Comptroller Yosef Shapira in the act of publishing a devastating report on the country’s economic outlook...

Iranian Nuclear Talks Collapse Over Disagreement on Color of Dress

Iranian Nuclear Talks Collapse Over Disagreement on Color of Dress

Efforts by the United States to reach a negotiated agreement on Iran’s nuclear program came to a bitter end Friday, as the two sides broke off talks after a dispute over the color of a dress pictured on Tumblr. A deal was on the verge on being signed, according to sources from both nations, when Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stumbled upon a picture of the dress and remarked innocently to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: “This is a lovely...

Obama Unveils New ‘Swag Strategy’ Against ISIS

Obama Unveils New ‘Swag Strategy’ Against ISIS

Marrying the understated decorum of Hollywood and the unvarnished materialism of defeating terrorism through job training, President Obama today unveiled what is being called the ‘Swag Strategy’ against ISIS. “This new program is simple. And it borrows from the great cultural strength that is the Oscars as demonstrated by the $125,000 gift bags handed out to celebrity A-listers. If bombing ISIS back to the Stone Age is the stick, swag’s America’s carrot.” Special Forces units are already setting up forward...