Nationalist satire team Latma has aired another skit in a series that
takes on Peace Now head Yariv Oppenheimer, through a fictional
character named Yariv Googleheimer.
In this sketch, Googleheimer, played by Noam Yacobson – who plays
virtually all of Latma´s fictional characters – gives a revealing
monologue that sums up Googleheimer´s world view.
While leftist satires like Channel 2´s Eretz Nehederet routinely
demonize nationalists on prime time television and even on El Al
planes, the left does not seem as good at taking satire as it is at
dishing it out, even if it is only a YouTube satire with a relatively
Oppenheimer took exception to a previous Latma skit and accused the
nationalist camp of "systematically and cunningly… attempting to
portray whoever does not think like they do as anti-Israeli, as a
traitor, as an enemy within."
"I find myself battling dark forces that try to put things in my
mouth that I never said," he complained.
Latma editor-in-chief Caroline Glick said in response: "Oppenheimer
is a hypocrite. We are a satirical program with a satirical message
and he is a serious person. This is a person who calls an entire
sector in Israel ´a cancer in the heart of the nation,´ not in a
skit, but in a serious article he published. So there is no need to
get worked up over what he said."