Who will paint the Guernica of Lebanon?

"The latest chapter of the conflict between Israel and Palestine began when Israeli forces abducted two civilians, a doctor and his brother, from Gaza. An incident scarcely reported anywhere, except in the Turkish press.

The following day the Palestinians took an Israeli soldier prisoner--and proposed a negotiated exchange against prisoners taken by the Israelis--there are approximately 10,000 in Israeli jails. That this "kidnapping" was considered an outrage, whereas the illegal military occupation of the West Bank and the systematic appropriation of its natural resources--most particularly that of water--by the Israeli Defense (!) Forces is considered a regrettable but realistic fact of life, is typical of the double standards repeatedly employed by the West in face of what has befallen the Palestinians, on the land allotted to them by international agreements, during the last seventy years."

"PS: As Juliano Mer Khamis, director of the documentary film Arna's Children, asked: "Who is going to paint the 'Guernica' of Lebanon?"

A Letter from 18 Writers (some names are John Berger, Noam Chomsky, Harold Pinter, José Saramago E duardo, Galeano Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, Charles Glass, Richard Falk, Gore Vidal, Russell Banks, Thomas Keneally, Chris Abani, Jessica Hagedorn, Toni Morrison) including three Nobel Prize recipients

This letter has been printed in newspapers throughout the world, including Le Monde, The Independent and La Repubblica.
The full article here.


At Monday, August 14, 2006 5:15:00 AM, Blogger arch.memory said...

Mirvat, do you know if this letter has been reproduced at any free sites online?


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