March 22, 2006

Guardian corrects and clarifies

The Guardian has added a correction to a review of Linda Grant's latest book by Karma Nabulsi:
In her review of Linda Grant's book The People in the Street, page 9, Review, March 18, our reviewer said that the author visited the village of a Palestinian writer's parents, which they left in 1948, and the reviewer suggested that the book records the Palestinian writer's feelings about the visit. That is not the case. The Palestinian writer told the author that he would be writing his own account, at a future date.
They have also run a clarification of the Punk Purim article I posted on Monday.
Just in case it needs any clarification, the cabaret artist Deborah Fink, referred to in Jewish hipsters and sacred cows, page 2, G2, March 20, as performing "satirical songs about whining Palestinians" while dressed as the columnist Melanie Phillips, was not making fun of the Palestinians as such. This was perhaps clearer in the writer's original piece. Ms Fink emphasises that the one relevant song, with words by Deborah Maccoby, was essentially a criticism of celebrities who go to Israel and ignore the plight of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
So, a good day for Jews in the Guardian.

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