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The Sally Rooney Show: The Israel-Palestine Debate Is Now a Conflict of Empty Words

Accusing Sally Rooney of virtue signaling is too easy. Much of the talk about the conflict, from left to right, is now characterized by zombie phrases, dictatorial outsiders, rhetorical inflation and performative outrage

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Veterans in the Israeli publishing industry were surprised by Irish novelist Sally Rooney’s decision not to allow her latest book to be translated in to Hebrew by an Israeli publisher. Not just because she had raised no objections to the translation of her previous two novels, but because such a case is so rare.

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