Re: Call for more films about Palestine & Israel

From: db (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 14:14:01 PST

On Dec 4, 2006, at 11:56 AM, peter snowdon wrote:
> with all due to respect,
> given the level of the discussion this call has sparked so far, i'm
> not
> sure that this list is the right place to address such issues.
> however,
> some things should be clarified. in particular, the petition makes it
> quite clear what is meant by this boycott,

Thanks for this post, Peter.

It's always nice to read posts that provide avenues of research
instead of flippantly throwing out as a "rebuttal" the slogans of a
fascist history:

On Dec 4, 2006, at 3:14 AM, Tripod Depot wrote:

> "Keine Juden und Hunde." Ja, ja,
> -tripod depot

An odd way to criticize a tactic you disagree with, TD, and
reductionist in the extreme. You are essentially equating those who
wish to support this boycott with Nazis, a tactic as disingenuous (to
not mince words: dishonest, untruthful, false, deceitful,
duplicitous, lying, mendacious; hypocritical) as the Nazi slogan you

To add my personal opinion on recent developments, the cluster
bombing by Israel is just as heinous and insidious as the use of
depleted uranium in Afghanistan 1 and Iraq 1 & 2 by the United
States. I would hope that those who authorized such tactics--and who
create such weaponry--will be brought before the Hague for committing
crimes against humanity and the planet's ecosystem.

On the subject of a potential peace, my biggest fear is that with
three generations of this history we end up with little more than the
history-ignorant reactions thrown by some at Pontecorvo when he
returned to Algeria in 1992. If you don't know what I'm talking about
it is worth taking a look at the supplemental material on the 'Battle
of Algiers' dvd titled 'Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers.'


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