Skip to comments.Academy drops ‘territories’ in Palestine reference
Posted on 01/17/2014 7:36:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
Thursdays Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee Omar was described as being from Palestine, a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has carefully avoided in the past.
Omar, a drama set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was directed by Hany Abu-Assad, whose 2005 thriller Paradise Now was also nominated in the foreign language category. But after a tussle with the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, the academy chose to refer to the film as a product of the Palestinian Territories or Palestinian Authority, rather than simply Palestine.
After hearing the news of his latest nomination and how it was identified, Abu-Assad said Thursday that having the academy refer to his entry as being from Palestine was a step in the right direction.
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One day they’ll say where he’s REALLY from - probably Jordan.
The other day I had a lovely conversation with a “Palestinian” woman. We really did have a sweet conversation.
Turns out - after much probing - she had never been to “Palestine,” or Israel.
“It is my homeland of the heart.”
Fair enough for a gal with two Iranian parents, educated (at Canada’s expense) in Montreal.
Not even an Arab, after claiming to be “Palestinian”, eh?
Tell her to drop the term “Iranian”; it’s a false term that means “Aryan”. She is Persian.
Not on her scholarship papers she isn’t!
“Oh! The Isra-el-is!”
There is no such place.
Being ignorant never goes out of fashion for the elites.....
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