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“The Awful Clarity” of Israeli Oppression Becomes Murky Spin in the NYT

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When writer Michael Chabon visited the West Bank city of Hebron earlier this year, the brutal reality of the Israeli occupation hit him with force. During an interview with the Forward, he appeared “visibly jarred,” and he pulled no punches in describing his reaction.

“Once you see for yourself,” he said, “it is pretty obvious, I think, to any human being with a heart and a mind, it is pretty clear what to feel about it. It is the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life.”

His reaction echoes in the words of another author, Ben Ehrenreich, who recently published a book about the occupation, “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.” In his introduction Ehrenreich refers to “the awful clarity of the injustice,” and his book portrays Palestinian resistance under Israel’s state-sponsored system of oppression.

Both these American writers are saying that…

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4 thoughts on ““The Awful Clarity” of Israeli Oppression Becomes Murky Spin in the NYT

  1. Hope he didn’t get a concrete block or human waste dumped on his head, like the Hasidic Jews who have stolen parts of Hebron do to the Palestinians trying to live there.

    • I guess if he writes mournful articles blaming the holocaust on the Palestinians they’ll spare him that.

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