Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”
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To the author of "The Color Purple" - Perhaps you should find
out first-hand if there really is apartheid in Israel. Go to any
shopping mall. See that Arabs and Jews shop and work together. Go to any
hospital. See that both Arabs and Jews are treated equally. There are
many Arab doctors working at Hadassah hospital. Arab citizens vote,
become members of parliament, practice law in Israeli courts, receive
social benefits and much more. A smart person would find out first hand
what is really happening and would not listen to unverified propaganda.
If Walker supports BDS she shows herself to be an ignorant follower of
trend, rather than an astute leader of civil rights campaigns and a
proponent of peace. The Color Purple was a pretty poor novel anyway.
A book about the horrors of racism not being translated into hebrew
because the author wants to label an entire people guilty for the
actions of a few. hmmm If she really wanted to help change she should
give her book out free to Israelis. A book about ending injustice not
being distributed to end injustice is as dumb as a fireman saying that
since the house is already burning down that its better to let it burn
then to try and put it out. Classic liberal hypocricy.
I'm an Israeli who has served in the IDF as does my son now. I am sad to
say that I completely understand the reasoning that compels Ms. Walker
to take this moral stand. It is upon us to make right what we can on our
side rather than spend time and energy justifying our actions. We are
here we aren't going anywhere. Most of us have no where else to go and
remember collectively what it was like when there was no state of
Israel. When good people like Alice Walker are calling us on the carpet.
Maybe it's time we complained less and listened more.
Bedouin elected as head of Israeli academic institution for first time
in history! Others have pointed out the status of Jews in the very
countries and wanna be countries that this author seems to either have
no problem with or positively supports. So much for her book and wisdom
Her book was not known until a Jew, Steven Spielberg shot a film based
on it. As always, the Jews have supported the blacks in their fight for
equality. They are getting paid back by betrayal... Desmond Tutu, a
virulent supporter of Palestinian terrorists, acknowledged it ! When
will the Jews understand and stop helping those who bite their hands?
It's ignorant people like Alice Walker that make teh Palestinians not
want peace. Arabs will sacrifice their own children to prove their
point. And people like Alice just fall for these tricks. A born fool
will always be a fool.
the worst apartheid ever exist in palestine by the israeli government
What a liar!
I don't know which is worse - being ignorant of the facts or just being
stupid and racist.
Why do American Jews continue to vote for 0Bama?
The truth which makes men free is for most part the Truth which men
prefer not to hear - Jim Bishop
This should happen more often, maybe Jews would wake up and see the
writing on the wall before it is too late.
I live in South Africa and here blacks see Israel only through their own
unfocused glasses, hence the government is extremely anti-Israel. And,
lets face it, also anti Jewish. Even though the blacks incl. Mandela had
Jewish lawyers only. Well, to hell with those who are ignorant of our
struggle to survive! To hell with those who support rockets being fired
at us by people who treat their own women and gays like filth.
You people are whining about Jew women singing when men are around so
quit acting like Israel & Jews are so evolved because you're NOT! An
extremist is an extremist whether they're Christian, Muslim or jewish!
Someone should remind her that the bible she reads was once in HEBREW.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Aron, you are blinded by love for apartheid l
You assume she subscribes to the fairy tale within that bible. Who says
she ever reads it?
Do you have a point?
Israel is guilty of apartheid. Israel is guilty of apartheid and
persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in
the Occupied Territories. BRAVO to you and all who speak the truth
Are you ok with that?? I expect so. Not like the Arabs ever persecuted
anyone or practiced exclusionary hateful policies, huh? Shame on you, Ms
Walker - unlike the apartheid that was in South Africa or slavery in the
US, there are two sides to this coin and the other side isn't any
cleaner or better behaved. In fact, they would do far worse that
apartheid here, if only they could. So much for your understanding of
the situation - I suggest that you stick with what you know.
Good for her. Let the Hasbara continue, as of course it will, but decent
people know better.
Surely, a book about racism is an important read in a society accused of
racism. Now it will not be read by those m ost in a position to
effectuate change. She is a short sighted thinker.
If you visit the US TRY not to mention that you haven't read the book,
of seen the Speilberg movie (starring the Jewish actress, Whoopis
Goldberg), or the blockbuster Broadway play. Most of the US has done at
least one of the three. You might be thought unlearned. And, the book is
selling like hotcakes overseas.
Sounds like you acknowledge that Israel has created itself into an
apartheid state and that you support this fact! What a schmuk!
No one ever said that you had to be intelligent to write a book. One
good example of an idiot and a fool.
So she's a rich, well-regarded, highly influential aurthor. And, you
Only a fool would call a great conscientious, principled author an idiot.
My first post was not allowed by the moderator.enough to say that this
person is misinformed in Israel Arabs are allowed just about everywhere
that includes mixing with anyone.Arabs can build mosques and worship
just about anywhere.Arabs are well represented inthe universities and
are not segregated.Arabs mix freely on public transport and mix freely
.Arabs are in the armed forces are doctors shopkeepers or owners taxi
drivers security guards guides etc.Wherever you go you find large groups
of Arabs who are treated the same as everyone else.I have never seen an
Arab abused on the stret or anywhere in this country.I am friendly with
some Arabs and they call me family btw I am.a Zionist and they know
it.Yes there are problems but doesnt every country on earth have some
racism.Finally I cannot go to Saudi Arabia even of they allowed me to
visit I could not worship openly and I could. It build a place of
worship.Bare in mind Jews were there well before Islam was invented.
Rab Burns was chosen to speak for Israeli Arabs. Anyone interested in
representing The Palestnians in occupied lands?
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