We hereby demand that the Knesset reinstate MK Oren Hazan, immediately and unconditionally. Why? Because we are trying to run a humor site over here, and Oren is the greatest cure to writer’s block since Yair Netanyahu stopped inviting us out to the clubs.
Without Oren Hazan around, who is going to wave a tasty Tortit brand chocolate bar in Aymen Odeh’s face? Nobody, that’s who.
Not to mention the fact that this suspension is putting at risk the Knesset’s greatest “Fun Couple”: Oren and Hanin Zoabi. Without Mr. Hazan around, nobody knows what Ms. Zoabi will do next. Actually, we have an idea. But it’s nuts.
Burgas, Bulgaria: The nation of Bulgaria’s sex worker and meth communities reacted with shocked anger on rumors that some of their own may have knowingly associated with Israeli politician Oren Hazan, who before getting elected to the Knesset managed a Casino in Bulgaria where there was DEFINITELY NO hookers or drugs. The Daily Freier was on the scene to speak to the aggrieved parties.
“This ugly rumor that any of our membership associated with Mr. Hazan is libel, and we intend to sue.” explained Tanya M., Chairperson of the Burgas Regional Sex Workers Union. “I mean, we just have sex with strangers for money. Please don’t drag us into a scandal with this character.”
“This is how reputations get ruined.” admonished Boris K., President of the Bulgarian Federation of Tweakers, as he gnashed his teeth and stared around the room fitfully. “I mean, I may be an addict, but at least I never mocked a disabled person in Parliament.” Boris began frantically scratching at a scab on his arm. “I’m just afraid that people will begin to associate my meth use with Oren Hazan.”
The Daily Freier asked Tanya what the repercussions would be for a member of her Labor Syndicate if the rumors proved true. “Nonsense! It would go against our sense of honor!” Tanya thundered, before turning introspective. “But if it turns out that one of our own shamed herself by associating with that guy, she would have to resign. Or, you know, run for Public Office.”
Tel Aviv, The Old North: A grassroots community effort is about to pay off, with 10,000 signatures gathered to date in an effort to name the Atarim Plaza as a Palestinian Heritage Site under the auspices of the United Nations Education, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Alert local Ronit S. explained her team’s efforts to date. “After the Palestinians tried and failed to name the Western Wall as theirs at UNESCO, we felt we needed to throw them a bone. Plus it’s like totally gross. So we canvassed the neighborhood around the Harbor and the beaches. Everyone seemed really enthusiastic, almost as if they wanted to just give the place away….. Except the kids who were skateboarding in the plaza…..And the guy we met who built his own shack in the basement of the old parking garage….Oh and the guys we saw walking out of the Pussycat Lounge. They seemed to like things just the way they are. I even saw my boyfriend walking out of the Lounge, but he said he was only there because he had to pee.”
Reaction across the Israeli political spectrum was mixed. Noted Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy was apprehensive. “I like the “Idea” of a Palestinian self-governing area, but you know, someplace else. Like in places I don’t want to go. You know, anywhere east of the Ayalon Highway. But this…. it is AWFULLY close to some of my favorite breakfast places. I just don’t know. It’s all so CLOSE.”
MK Aryeh Deri (Shas) appeared to have reservations as well, but indicated that his fears would be allayed if somebody gave him some money. MK Oren Hazan (Likud) also raised concerns. “If Atarim Square becomes Palestinian, does this mean people won’t be able to visit the Pussycat Lounge? .…Asking for a friend.”
Live from Tel Aviv. This is like Satire and Stuff.