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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

There's no pleasing some folk

Further to my last post, Mark Elf at Jews Sans Frontieres didn't like Ian McEwan's speech. Well, I suppose he did talk about a two-state solution and didn't demand the dissolution of Israel, neither of which will have endeared him to Mark, who while a useful source of information on the region is definitely a one-state hardliner.

Oddly, Elf accuses McEwan of ignoring Palestinian writers in his speech. Yet McEwan mentions Izzeldin Abuelaish, presumably because he has just published a book. Perhaps Elf considers only writers of fiction to be "writers"?

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