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Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-19-12

Posted on 06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT by SJackson

Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement.

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”

In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.”

In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on its website, Walker supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and offered her hope that the BDS movement “will have enough of an impact on Israeli civilian society to change the situation.”

It was not clear when Yediot Books, an imprint of the daily Yediot Aharonot newspaper, made the request, or whether Walker could in fact stop translation of the book. At least one version of the book has already appeared in Hebrew translation, in the 1980s.

Walker said Israelis policies were “worse” than the segregation she suffered as an American youth and said South Africans had told her it was worse than Apartheid.

The Color Purple, which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, was adapted into a movie in 1985 directed by Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

The novel and the film, which was nominated for 11 Oscars, treat racism in the American South in the first part of the 20th century and sexism among blacks.

Walker has intensified her anti-Israel activism in recent years, traveling to the Gaza Strip to advocate on behalf of the Palestinians.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alicewalker; antisemites; antisemitism; books; gaza; hebrew; israel; jews; judeophobes; judeophobia; palestine; palestinians; pulitzer

1 posted on 06/19/2012 5:03:57 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

FRICK HER!!!


2 posted on 06/19/2012 5:05:39 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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I think Israel is the greatest terrorist in that part of the world. And I think in general, the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations themselves.
Alice Walker

3 posted on 06/19/2012 5:06:24 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

FRICK HER!!!


4 posted on 06/19/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SJackson

Gosh, what a terrible loss for the cultural community of Israel.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 5:12:27 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: SJackson

Further proof that there is no ultimate level of stupid.

This woman is stupid enough to work in the White House.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 5:12:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: wesagain

Jew haters.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 5:17:48 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Da Coyote

Gosh, do you think it is entirely co-incidental that she didn’t come to this decision BEFORE banking all her royalties and share of the profits from Spielberg’s movie?

And, good old Stevie Spielberg, supporting anti-Israelies whenever he can.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 5:20:13 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: SJackson

Did not like the movie. Now I know why.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 5:21:11 AM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: SJackson

who would want to read that hateful bunch of lies anyway


10 posted on 06/19/2012 5:30:00 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: muir_redwoods

Think of all the Israeli high schoolers, now spared from having to read that awful book.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 5:44:27 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: SJackson

Because someone can write a book, we should respect their political opinions? That’s like respecting the opinions of pop singers.

Lots and lots of blacks don’t like Jews.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 5:45:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: popdonnelly

“Lots and lots of blacks don’t like Jews”

Yeah, because of all those Jewish plantation owners & slaveholders. Why, more than half the Confederate Army officer corps consisted of Jews. And everyone knows the Ku Klux Klan was actually a secret Zionist cabal. /s


13 posted on 06/19/2012 5:55:42 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: SJackson

A win for the Jews...Won’t exposed to this porky lesbian’s nonsense


14 posted on 06/19/2012 6:00:13 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SJackson

Most Israelis understand English. Globally, people who decide to learn a second language tend to pick learning English.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: ThirdMate

Now if only they could be spared the movie


16 posted on 06/19/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: SJackson; Netz; eddiespaghetti; jjotto; redpoll; Clintonfatigued; Fenhalls555; Alouette; ...
Another prominent illustration of black antisemitism in the US, a phenomenon that too many in the Jewish Left and the Left in general would rather keep buried under the table. No matter how she may try to spin it, Alice Walker's refusal to allow her book to be published in Hebrew is an action motivated by antisemitism!

About a decade or so ago, the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League did a study on the prevalence of antisemitic attitudes among Americans, based on answers to a questionnaire the study participants were given. They found that 34% of American blacks harbored antisemitic views, compared to 9% of American whites.

In addition, studies have found that compared to whites, where higher socioeconomic status correlates with a lower prevalence of antisemitism, socioeconomic status among blacks has less of a correlation or even no correlation at all.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson; Netz; eddiespaghetti; jjotto; redpoll; Clintonfatigued; Fenhalls555; Alouette; ...
Another prominent illustration of black antisemitism in the US, a phenomenon that too many in the Jewish Left and the Left in general would rather keep buried under the table. No matter how she may try to spin it, Alice Walker's refusal to allow her book to be published in Hebrew is an action motivated by antisemitism!

About a decade or so ago, the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League did a study on the prevalence of antisemitic attitudes among Americans, based on answers to a questionnaire the study participants were given. They found that 34% of American blacks harbored antisemitic views, compared to 9% of American whites.

In addition, studies have found that compared to whites, where higher socioeconomic status correlates with a lower prevalence of antisemitism, socioeconomic status among blacks has less of a correlation or even no correlation at all.

18 posted on 06/19/2012 6:26:35 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson

Sorry to say it, but if she ends up like pancake girl, I do not think it is going to sadden me.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: SJackson

What is BDS?


20 posted on 06/19/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: SJackson

21 posted on 06/19/2012 6:46:06 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SJackson

I’m sure Israel is in a state of mass panic over this!!!


22 posted on 06/19/2012 6:48:04 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SJackson

What an ignonrant, disgusting, racist individual! Even if Israel was not, by far, the most chartiable, fair and just society in the Middle East, and was as bad as Walker has been duped into believing, why not publish in Hebrew? Should she “punish” all Hebrew speakers for the crimes she imagines that Isreal has committed? That is racism.

Of course, “The Color Purple” was one of the most disgusting works of “literature” ever published. It is anti-black male, pro-lesbian, and anti-God. It is a blessing to Hebrew readers that they will not be able to read this poorly written filth.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: SJackson

I did not read the book and I didn’t give a crap about the worthless movie.


24 posted on 06/19/2012 7:28:29 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: justiceseeker93

25 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:27 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: SJackson
Aside from her obvious prejudices, I think this is just another chance to get in the media and promote the whitey done blacks wrong theme, which of late has promoted violence and probably isn't done yet. Why not just have an Uncle Tom's Cabin revival while they are at it? It's another inflammatory novel being brandished as fact.
26 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SJackson

Lucky Israelis. I wish it weren’t available in English.


27 posted on 06/19/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by 10mm
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To: bmwcyle

I find that movie hard to watch because it stars Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg.

There are some people whom I just don’t like to see in any role. Rosie O’Donnell detracts from A League Of Their Own, in the same way, in my opinion.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SJackson

Turnabout is fair play. I refuse to read her work in English because she is a disgusting bigot.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 7:44:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: justiceseeker93

The Israelis are lucky here....With less exposure to her alleged poetry.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 8:20:48 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SJackson

Someone remind me - why do some black hate Jews?

Is it because even though people were literally holding them down Jews bounched back and prospered? Is it because Jews’ work ethic makes them wealty over time? Is it because they’re white?

What have Jews ever done to blacks?


31 posted on 06/19/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: justiceseeker93
They found that 34% of American blacks harbored antisemitic views, compared to 9% of American whites.

How do all those Jews who fought for civil rights feel now? (two of them are dead and can only spin). Yet the UJA and UJF continue to send millions into the inner cities to fund these savages who hate them. Idiots.

32 posted on 06/19/2012 8:48:34 AM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: SJackson

As a reminder, here’s who produced her movie:

Produced by
Peter Guber .... executive producer
Carole Isenberg .... associate producer (as Carol Isenberg)
Quincy Jones .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Jon Peters .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... producer

Oh...and it was directed by Spielberg.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: samtheman

Boycott
Divest
Sanction

treat Israel like South Africa used to be treated


34 posted on 06/19/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: SJackson

In effect, Rebecca accuses her mother of being a cold, selfish, child-hating feminist, who wanted nothing to do with Rebecca (or, really, with motherhood) while Rebecca was growing up, even less to do with her when Rebecca became pregnant, and then, nothing to do with Rebecca’s son, who is Alice’s only grandchild. According to Rebecca, her mother even cut her out of her will. Rebecca guesses that her “crime” was “daring to question her [mother’s feminist] ideology.”

http://www.salon.com/2008/06/10/walkers_2/

lovely woman/sarc


35 posted on 06/19/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: montag813

Anyone who supports the UJA/UJF is a brain dead Jewish leftist. There is no ‘J’ in either organization.


36 posted on 06/19/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: dervish

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-feminist-views-tore-apart-daughter-The-Color-Purple-author.html

More on Alice Walker the cold mother and lunatic feminist, as told by her daughter


37 posted on 06/19/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SJackson

An ode too the odious Alice Walker:
Barbecue, watermelon
Cadillac car
We’re not as dumb
As you think We is!

That is no more prejudicial than her rabid rants!


38 posted on 06/19/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: elcid1970

All those bed sheets could have been a militant black false flag operation. No one can see who’s under the d-mined things,


39 posted on 06/19/2012 12:37:53 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: montag813; All
How do all those Jews who fought for civil rights feel now? (two of them are dead and can only spin). Yet the UJA and UJF continue to send millions into the inner cities to fund these savages who hate them. Idiots.

I wouldn't broadly condemn the Jews who fought for (black) civil rights in up through the early 1960s. Black antisemitism hadn't really been overt then, and there was obvious legally-supported repression of black citizens, particularly in the South, that merited corrective action.

However, it didn't take long after that for black antisemitism to come to the fore. You could possibly say that the inner city riots of the late 1960s, many if not most of which occurred in formerly Jewish neighborhoods with burning and looting of a significant number of Jewish-owned businesses, was when black antisemitism first raised its ugly head. It was followed a few years later by the experimental community control of a NYC school district (Ocean Hill-Brownsville), which led to the firing of (mostly) Jewish teachers, and ultimately a long strike by a majority Jewish teachers' union, characterized by vicious public antisemitic tirades emanating from black "leaders."

As for the Jewish charities supporting black antisemitic causes, it's as much a matter of government control of them as it is their faulty decision making. "Jewish" charities in the US, established originally for the primary purpose of Jews to help fellow Jews, have become "Jewish" in name only. They are largely quasi-government agencies.

40 posted on 06/19/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson

Her loss.


41 posted on 06/19/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: sheik yerbouty

“All those bed sheets could have been a militant black false flag operation. No one can see who’s under the d-mined things”

Well.... Sheriff Bart did kind of blow his cover in “Blazing Saddles”.

Even though boasting of stampeding cattle through the Vatican almost got him into Hedley Lamar’s crime club.

;^)


42 posted on 06/19/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: ontap

Yes. We are. Rocket attacks? Infiltrators? Ulpana? Moslem Brotherhood? Piece talks? Obama? Anarchists? NGOs? Hmph.
I WANT ALICE WALKER IN HEBREW! WAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! Tzeva Argaman! Tzedek Hevrati!


43 posted on 06/19/2012 2:52:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ThirdMate

If only DH Salinger had refused, too.


44 posted on 06/19/2012 2:54:55 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

Hey, Alice, you ignorant Nazi slut, there is no such thing as Palestine.


45 posted on 06/19/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: dennisw

what a sicko


46 posted on 06/19/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: justiceseeker93

She should refuse to use any drugs or medical techniques developed in Israel, as well as her computer.

Alice Walker, winner of this weeks cunning stunt award.


47 posted on 06/19/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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