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by Oui on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 at 05:42:35 PM EST
Sally Rooney blocks Israeli edition of her new novel in support of Palestinian-led boycott | The Irish Times

Earlier this year, Roger Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd, and singer-songwriter Patti Smith took a similar position to Rooney, joining more than 600 musicians in signing an open letter encouraging artists to boycott performances at Israel's cultural institutions in order to "support the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom".

by Oui on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 at 05:43:32 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Oct 15th, 2021 at 09:03:49 PM EST
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Eddie Jaku, holocaust survivor who called himself 'the happiest man on Earth' dies aged 101 | ABC Australia |

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies said he had been "a beacon of light and hope".

"He will always be remembered for the joy that followed him, and his constant resilience in the face of adversity," the Board wrote. 

"The world is a little less bright without him in it and we will always treasure the memories and stories we were privileged to have heard."

by Oui on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 at 06:04:38 PM EST
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While we're on boycotts, notice that Sarid's masterpiece of Biblical Science fiction, The Third, seems to be boycotted by English publishers. There are already Italian and French translations, but no sign of an official English one (an unofficial one is circulating in a form of samizdat).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 at 06:53:40 PM EST
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