I have taken a temporary break from blogging. Feeling mired in filth witnessing the ever increasing degradation of language employed to delegitimize Israel -- Apartheid, genocide, ethnic cleansing, police state, boycott, 'every day is Kristallnacht for the Palestinians', Nazi-like brutality, etc. -- I needed to cleanse my mind for the long road ahead.
|Nicole Kidman as |
Gellhorn on the front
lines of war.
After reading this epic piece -- and you really should -- and given Gellhorn's apparent life-long devotion to Israel, you may wonder: who stole The Martha Gellhorn Prize for journalism? The prize, established several years after her death in 1998, has John Pilger, with whom she disagreed about Israel, on its awards committee plus other members who have, shall we say kindly, a 'critical' take on Israel. Furthermore, the award has been bestowed upon several journalists, including Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn, Julian Assange and Jonathan Cook, all of whom are bitterly hostile to Israel. It's a good question, I think.