LISTEN: What’s Missing From Netflix’s Cowardly Collection of ‘Palestinian Stories’

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Journalist, activist, poet and Haaretz’s new Europe correspondent, Rajaa Natour, tells host Simon Spungin why Netflix’s collection of “Palestinian Stories” is not a watershed moment for Palestinian cinema or the Palestinian struggle, but a cowardly attempt to cash in on the never-ending narrative of victimhood.

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The collection lacks any sense of Palestinianism, according to Natour, since there is no internal discourse in these movies. Moreover, since "victimhood basically controls the political, nationalistic narrative" of Palestine, it also controls the entertainment and the movie industry.