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Don’t call it Palestine

June 30, 2009

Claire Messud: ‘You might well ask how a bunch of novelists and nonfiction writers could be so dangerous as to require a military-ordained ban in a democratic country. I can’t tell you; except that our literary festival had the word “Palestine’’ in its title, and the use of this word in Jerusalem apparently constitutes a security threat.’ (from Abdelnasser)

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