And More Irony

Separate but equal literature festivals IN THE SAME TOWN, yet oblivious of one another, illustrate the need for communication, not division, between Israeli and Palestinian intellectuals and artists. Can there be any clearer example of why a boycott would be even more disastrous to this already disastrous situation?

May 16, 2008 1:11 PM | | Comments (2)


Boycotts are always temporary phenomena. When this one inevitably ends and the peace-loving Palestinians return to the theatre, we only request that they leave their bombs at home.

Perhaps the peace-loving Palestinians would also consider boycotting the daily rocketing of Jewish women and children?

Many Palestinians, however well-educated, suffer from the Dr Fell syndrome.

"I do not love thee Dr Fell,
The reason why, I cannot tell.
Only this I know too well,
That I do not love thee Dr Fell."

This is childish rhyme, but poignant. For on our allegorical playground, stands the monitor, and he wishes he were as happy as the children were, ere he intervened, pitting child against child.

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