‘Does Israel Have a Right To Exist’ Is a Trick Question


Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory was asked on PBS’s Firing Line if Israel had a right to exist.

There’s a famous scene in the 1992 movie “My Cousin Vinny” where the out of work hairdresser Mona Lisa Vito, played by Marisa Tomei, takes the witness stand to provide expert testimony. The prosecutor, aiming to discredit and belittle Vito, asks her a convoluted question about the precise engine timing of a specific car.

“That’s a bullshit question!” Mona Lisa cries. And in response to the smug grin of the prosecutor, proceeds to explain that the car in question does not exist. The performance earned Tomei an Academy Award, and is worth rewatching.

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Yousef Munayyer is a Non-resident Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC. To learn more about Yousef and read his previous publications click here