Because Nothing Says Hanukkah Like a T-Shirt That Says "Che Kaparah" in Hebrew

Reader Ruth Gretzinger writes, "tonite, as I'm browsing israelimilitary.com—looking for hanukkah presents, ok?—I come upon this in the children's section, and it of course made me think of your [video on Che Guevara]."

Gretzinger's professional site.

From the site hawking the shirt:

Children's T-shirt with play on words print: image of Che Guevara on white T-shirt with the words "Che Kaparah" in Hebrew (atonement). Now in kids' sizes.

White t-shirt body with red color-blocked neck rib and sleeves.

Customize with name in Hebrew or English printed on the back.

100% cotton, made in Israel.

More products, including a "Golani Brigade 'Fragrance of Israel' IDF Car Freshener" and body armor for under $200, here.

For the full inventory of Che products and Hollywood's sick love affair with the butcher of La Cabana prison, click on the image below.

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    Reason's hit count must be coming in really low for the year, for them to keep trolling with the Che Tee Shirt shtick every other day in December.

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    That was me.

    No way Gil writes that.

  • ed||

    It's only a matter of time before similar images of Muntazer al-Zaidi (Shoe Guevara) start showing up in Arab boutiques.

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    T-shirt with the words "Che Kaparah" in Hebrew (atonement).

    Is this the world's lamest attempt at a multilingual pun?

    The IDF should start submitting ideas to "Friday Funnies".

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    Threadjack: does anyone else find the neo-con hardon for the IDF (especially for the "babes of the IDF") to be super-creepy?

  • Bll Ayers||

    Hey, how come I don't have a t-shirt deal??

    Oh, right, I'm supposed to be laying low.

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    neo-con hardon for the IDF

    I'm not sure your terminology holds up; I think the IDF would be pitching, and the neo-cons would be catching.

    But there is definitely a lot of creepy swooning happening, there.

  • Bingo||

    The best part is the Aryan überkinder modeling it.

  • Warty||

    Epi, chicks with guns are hotter than chicks with no guns. Q.E.D.

  • Anonymo the Anonymous||

    Yeah, I was actually more creeped out bu the person shopping for gifts at israelimilitary.com than I was the Che shirt.

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    Epi, chicks with guns are hotter than chicks with no guns. Q.E.D.

    While this is a compelling argument, there are plenty of chicks with guns who are not in forced conscription and engaged in a contentious conflict.

    I have my own theories on why the neocons love the IDF, but I was just curious if others saw this and what they thought about it.

  • BDB||

    "Bll Ayers | December 23, 2008, 10:43am | #
    Hey, how come I don't have a t-shirt deal??

    Oh, right, I'm supposed to be laying low."

    Christ, it's almost Christmas and we're still getting trolled by the McCain campaign?

  • Kolohe||

    While this is a compelling argument, there are plenty of chicks with guns who are not in forced conscription and engaged in a contentious conflict.

    'Women in Prison' films are an entire genre unto themselves for a reason. Just saying.

  • joe||

    It's no big deal, guys. Just a fucking T-shirt with a murderer on it whom I happen to like.

    No, if it was a murderer I didn't like, well then, you fuckers would get a 500 comment joe thread. I miss my son's game for that one.

    By the way, anybody who criticizes me or my views is merely obsessed with me.

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    Hey um, there are some 'chicks with guns' calendars and all.

    But honestly, the Israeli chicks are far hotter.

    I mean I have no particular like for Israel, and I am all about ending the aid we give them and Egypt.

    But srsly their military chicks are hot. That has nothing to do with politics.

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    Episiarch,

    I remember reading a blog in which the author bragged about sending a pizza to the IDF for every Palestinian they killed.

    Oh, look, the guy who'se not obsessed with me is writing about me again. If wonder if he puts a little heart above the j when when doodles on his note books.

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    By the way, anybody who criticizes me or my views is merely obsessed with me

    Criticize my VIEWS!?!

    Now that would be novel tack for you take.

    You should totally try to write something about my views sometime.

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    So what are your views joe?

    Is it equally bad to have a Hitler T-shirt as to have a Che T-shirt?

    Or is there a justification as to why one murderer is ok and the other is not?

    Or maybe neither is that bad?

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    I think it's ridiculous to wear Che tee-shirts. I talked my cousin into taking down his Che calendar last year.

    But the difference is, people who wear Che tee shirts are just deluded. Very few of them would actually support his actions; they just, like my cousin, have a poor understanding of history. People, for some reason, have this image of Che as an example of a socialist revolutionary who wasn't drawn into the corruption and authoritarianism of the regimes that existed in the 20th century. What Reason criticizes him for - the communist brutality that characterized his career - they seem to think he stands in opposition to. That's why you don't see Stalin shirts, or Castro shirts, or Mao shirts.

    Whereas there's very little confusion about who, exactly, Adolph Hitler was and what he did - at least in this country. Oddly enough, in a lot of Asian countries, Hitler is a fairly common icon, looked at mainly as a butt-kicking warlord type - again, because the accurate history of his exploits isn't widely known.

    There's also the not-so-minor fact that Hitler's career was, literally, a thousand times worse than Che's, in terms of the deaths he's responsible for. So for that reason alone, I'd consider a Hitler shirt (or a Stalin shirt, or a Mao shirt) worse than a Che shirt.

    Oh, er, um, I mean HATE HIM!!! BOOO!!! DOWN WITH CHE, THAT'S ALL I THINK!!!

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    Nineteen comments, all from regulars.

    I think the bloom is off this particular rose.

  • Bags||

    Reason's hit count must be coming in really low for the year, for them to keep trolling with the Che Tee Shirt shtick every other day in December.

    joe, whenever you come across a post that's not to your liking and you feel the need to bludgeon everyone with your indignation about it, take a second and re-read this post. I suggest printing it out and taping it to your monitor.

    Maybe it'll eventually sink in. But I'm not hopeful.

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    Yeah, thanks, I think I'll keep speaking my mind, asdf.

    But thanks anyway.

    If it's any consolation, you can always take your own advice when you read a comment you don't like by me, if it will make you feel better.

  • Iron Chef Chin Ho||

    How might joe taste in a wok?
    Just wondering.

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    God this site is lame.

    Every week with a new phony outrage about Che Guevara.

    It's almost Christmas Eve.

    Go drink some egg nog, try to get laid, and give it a rest.

    Those that admire Che won't be swayed. Those that hate him won't either.

    Quit looking like a bunch of lame @$$es.

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    Well this "article" is a shameless plug (for an idiotic video) if I ever saw one.

    What's wrong, weren't happy with the 78 people who saw it the first times ?

    Che will continue to be a hero

    and this site will continue to be flush with douchebags.

    Merry Kwanzaa Turds :o)

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    Hey, you got some!

    Marry Christmas.

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    Whereas there's very little confusion about who, exactly, Adolph Hitler was and what he did

    This actually personifies the powers and weaknesses of the left.

    They do have to power to make us hate one particular evil fellow and can make us forget about the wrongs of another particular evil fellow. But as the video explained is how the ultimate in leftist failure is that these strengths come from marketing and commerce. The very thing that they hate.

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    Libertards are pathetic.

    Go wank it to Milton Friedman.


    Viva Che

    Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

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