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December 7, 2011

Israeli author ousted from panel



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Israeli author Moshe Sakal was deemed “not crucial” to a panel discussion on the Arab Spring at a literary conference in Marseille and was kicked out of the roundtable discussion according to Haaretz.  The request to remove Sakal came from the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish who said he had “ no problem with Israeli participants, so long as he didn’t have to sit with any of them.”

Sakal was accused of expelling Darwish from his home, saying “the Jewish-Arabs particularly hate the Palestinians,” reported Haaretz.  Upon leaving the conference, Sakal commented that there were “a lot of hecklers. People were very upset.”


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