And Old/New Controversy Plays Out on The Bay

The Rachel Corry story moves to celluloid and further ignites controversy in the Jewish community… We won’t be screening the film, RACHEL, because we don’t do movies. But the reception of the film, as described here, and the response of the audience to the speakers assembled, both before and after the screening, seems very dispiriting. Hisses and boos and very little insight; little to no room for contemplation of versions of a narrative different from the one a group swears by as gospel.

In other words, this is very depressing reading even as read in an open air cafe on the Cape.

One thought on “And Old/New Controversy Plays Out on The Bay

  1. According to the link you provided, “The booed opinions nearly always were supportive of Israel,” so I would like to believe that you are disheartened by the behavior of those who condemn Israel. But instead of “We won’t be screening the film, RACHEL, because we don’t do movies” I wish you had said “…because the Jewish community should not be promoting anti-Israel propaganda.”

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