Friday, June 9, 2017

Giving pompous interviews to gushing reporters, but do admit there is no ‘occupation’ - by Stephen M. Flatow

...I say “thank you” to Waldman, for being honest about her opposition to Israel’s existence as an independent Jewish state. I offer her my thanks for openly admitting that when she speaks of “the occupation,” she is not talking just about Israel’s presence in part of Judea and Samaria. She is talking about Israel’s very existence. Let’s see how many other interviewers ask her about that.

Stephen M. Flatow..
07 June '17..

Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.”

Having become experts on the subject after one brief visit to a few sites in the region, Chabon and Waldman have now edited an anthology of essays about “the occupation.” And they are busy on the lecture circuit, giving pompous interviews to gushing reporters and basking in the limelight that only political correctness can offer.

This past week, The Forward published a glowing four (!) page feature on the Chabon-Waldman anti-occupation crusade. In her introductory backgrounder, author/interviewer Talya Zax hailed the “insights” that Chabon and Waldman, “two mainstays of the Jewish literary world,” supposedly gleaned from leading a group of American writers on a visit to the disputed territories.

“Responding to what they saw,” Zax wrote, “the anthologized writers took on subjects ranging from activism in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, the only Palestinian camp that falls under Israeli jurisdiction, to the world of Palestinian soccer.”

Wait, what?

Did Zax just call it “the only Palestinian camp that falls under Israeli jurisdiction?”

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