July 24, 2006, - 2:51 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
When it comes to drug dealers and illicit drug makers do you think of Columbian drug cartels . . . or Israeli Soldiers?!
In an outrageous choice from wardrobe, the latter is apparently what the new “Miami Vice” movie–a horrid, very long and boring remake of the ’80s TV series, in theaters Friday–wants you to think. (Read my full review, Friday.)
In a scene toward the beginning of the 2-hour-plus movie, the Miami Vice guys bust a drug warehouse. The main drug dealer they arrest in the warehouse is wearing a giant Israeli Defense Forces T-shirt, just like the one pictured above. (I own one, and often wear it as a night-shirt). It features the Israeli abbreviation “Tzahal,” which stands for Tzava HaGanah L’Yisrael–literally, “The Army That Defends Israel” or “Israel Defense Forces,” as it is commonly known.
It’s a quick scene and a minor detail, but I noticed it big-time. And the placement of the IDF T-shirt was deliberate and noticeable. Not to mention, GRATUITOUS! So, just how many Israeli soldiers wearing Tzahal/IDF shirts do you know? We don’t know any either. And we’ve never read a single news report that there are any. At a time when Israeli soldiers are being held captive by Islamic terrorist groups and fighting for the very survival of Israel against these subhumans, it’s hardly the time for a trashy ’80s remake to defame them as drug dealers. In fact, it’s never the time for that.
But don’t tell that to the anti-Israel, PC phonies who run Hollywood. Show them in another way: BY BOYCOTTING “MIAMI VICE.” Shame on Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx for allowing this propaganda.
Tags: Debbie Schlussel, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Jamie Foxx, Miami Vice, Tzahal