Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There will be no Purple in Israel

I have never read The Color Purple. But that's my choice. If I were a Hebrew speaking Israeli it would be the author's choice. She won't permit her work to be translated in Hebrew. Why? Because Israel is "an apartheid state". Yes, really. The Times of Israel reports:

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.”

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