September 11, 2004

Linda Grant's trip to Oz

Linda Grant manages to mention the Palestinians in this review of Amos Oz's latest offering; not in terms of their victimisation, but the fact that their presence wasn't taken into account by Jewish immigrants. This looks like an attempt, by Grant and Oz, to make one of the first ethnic cleansing campaigns, after the holocaust, look like an accident. But it's ok since "there is no objective truth" about the history of the Zionist conquest of Palestine. This, of course, is a liberal Zionist sleight of hand whereby the Zionists don't have to own up to the war crimes they commit or support but at the same time they don't have to invoke the Barak maxim that "all Arabs are liars".

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