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Monday, January 30, 2006

Ditching a black and white reading

"So many fundamentalists in my own community, the Jewish community, have grown very angry at me for allowing the Palestinians simply to have dialogue and for allowing Tony Kushner to be the author of that dialogue."

Steven Spielberg, talking about the reception to his film, "Munich"

4 Comments:

Blogger Agisthos said...

The scariest part of that article is the comments left behind by the readers. It really gives an insight into the minds of the fanatics.
And you think you have it hard moderating this blog Anthony? ;)

The whole hysteria behind this movie reminds me of the anti-semitic beat up over Passion Of the Christ.

Monday, January 30, 2006 10:18:00 pm  
Blogger Stev said...

I've read some of the comments on Haaretz articles before, it's amazing how polarised people are. I suppose I shouldn't really be surprised, but still, the comments on this site are certainly a walk in the park by comparison.

Interesting to see the Herald spin on this story where the main focus is how Bush's re-election has inspired filmmakers to be proactive, with the Jewish community's reaction as an afterthought, pretty much the complete converse of the Haaretz article.

Filmmakers more politically active: Spielberg

Monday, January 30, 2006 10:38:00 pm  
Blogger Melanie said...

agisthos: "The scariest part of that article is the comments left behind by the readers. It really gives an insight into the minds of the fanatics"
"The whole hysteria behind this movie reminds me of the anti-semitic beat up over Passion Of the Christ"

So to you Jewish hysteria is outrageous. Maybe it is over the top in some cases but it's all easy talk when you haven't had family members wiped out simply for being Jewish.

So when Jews are upset they write letters and they are called fanatics. When Palestinians are upset they blow themselves up and everyone bends over backwards to try to understands them.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 12:34:00 am  
Blogger Agisthos said...

You have just touched upon the exact crux of the problem Melanie.

The fact that people infer the wiping out of jewish family members (ie the holocaust) has any bearing whatsoever on the israel/palestine issue. In a logical world it should not, but it does

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 11:00:00 am  

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