Thursday, March 18, 2004

Although I did not see ‘ Route 181, Fragments of a Voyage to Israel-Palestine ’, it was with much interest that I read a long article in today’s Ha’Aretz about the controversy this film by a Eyal Sivan and Michel Khleifi has created. In the article Alain Finkielkraut says some very true things, which refer to a subject that I wrote about in earlier postings: “ The people who claim that Sivan’s film should be shown for the sake of freedom of expression are the same people boycotting Israeli intellectuals. It is not possible to boycott on the one hand, and to cry out in favor of freedom of expression on the other.”

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