Agree with you 100% wholeheartedly.
But my mom thinks Borat was okay compared to his works that came after (not because they were biased or not, but because the material just wasn't funny or satirical at all).
She said it hard to call him biased because he not only took a pot shot at the cultures you mentioned above (which seemed biased in the beginning), but the Borat film took a twist when he took a pot shot against both Americans and the American South.
yup, i agree. then again, he knows who to deride and when to keep quiet. making fun of an american redneck is easy, taking the piss out of pamela anderson is acceptabe and deriding a small eastern nation noone has heard is for free. with that in mind, i'd be surprised if sacha goes as far as to deride fellow jews in israel.
that said, i thought some of the stuff in borat was somewhat interesting but most of it was just in pretty poor taste and highly humourless. it's one of those films were you actually feel dumber as you watch it, and perhaps more than that, you get to feel embarrassed for the mocked people who are unaware of the situation. i remember having a similar feeling watching some episodes of jackass (a series which was also bad for the most part but not nearly as awful as borat).