Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mahmud Darwish

TV serials are a Ramadan phenomena among Arabs.  It is the season when hits are made or unmade.  Producers throw tons of money on shows: hit serials go into sequels.  There is one such serial chronicling the life of Mahmud Darwish: it has generated controversy because it is bad.  But it is good for Arabs to watch how the terrorist Israeli state treated this poet.  In the 1960s, he was harassed and persecuted only because he wrote poetry that the terrorist state did not like.  Imagine.  He would be jailed because he would leave his town without permission to deliver a poem at a neighboring town.  Did you know that until the 1960s Arabs could not move on their lands without permission and were subject to military rule (until 1966) and to curfews?  And what did Israeli liberal bullshitters say about all that?  What did Amos Oz and all the other Zionist clowns say?  Not a word.   Personally, once Palestine is liberated, I don't think that Hebrew poet living under a Palestinian flag (and using the renamed George Habash International Airport) should be harassed unless they harm the security of the anti-Zionist state.