By Yuval Weiss
Last Updated 8/26/2014 at 17:30 PM
Tel Aviv- A Local humorist faced professional humiliation and ostracism today when he was forced to retract a satirical piece he published on his Blog earlier this week. Aharon Ben Yekutiel, who publishes stories that he thinks are funny while frequenting bistros in the Yirmiyahu-Namal neighborhood of Tel Aviv, suddenly removed a humor piece from his Blog purporting that the United Nations complained that Israel wasn’t sharing the Iron Dome Missile Defense technology with Hamas. The facts on this retraction are still sketchy, but apparently his website has attracted trolls and one of these trolls pointed out that Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, did in fact earlier complain that Israel refused to share its Iron Dome with the “governing authority” of Gaza, also know as “Hamas”. Mr. Ben Yekutiel hurriedly took down the link, but not before said trolls took screenshots and posted them on Facebook’s “Secret Tel Aviv” page and the highly esteemed “Jewsnews” website.
Mr. Yekutiel then tried to defend his error. “I mean, c’mon. I know the UN is ridiculous. I know that such paragons of liberty as Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Libya have all served on the Human Rights Council. I know they’re one step away from electing Roger Waters to be Secretary General. But really? Complain that in a time of war a nation did not share its Ballistic Missile Defense Technology with an enemy whose founding charter vows to wipe out the Jews? It’s almost as if the United Nations has moved beyond self-parody.”
When asked about his future plans, Aharon was pessimistic. “I’ve lost all credibility. I’ll never snark in this town again. I don’t know what to do with my Blog. Maybe I can post funny videos of peoples’ cats. I hear people like funny cat videos.”
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