terça-feira, julho 28, 2009
On Saturday, July 25, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screened Simone Bitton's new film, "Rachel" about the murder of pacifist ISM volunteer Rachel Corrie while she protested against the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in Gaza City.
The racist San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) among others Jewish organization boycott the movie “Rachel” on the film festival.
We all know that “freedom” is applied only for the one we intend to, usual on the Occidental political behaviour!
What is most surprising about this episode is the degree to which Jewish community and charitable institutions in San Francisco -- historically one of the most progressive Jewish communities in the US -- see themselves as being on the defensive in the Obama era.
These institutions have done a tremendous amount of needed charitable work in San Francisco, both within and outside the Jewish community.
Yet they also historically have acted to set highly restrictive limits on the breadth of the Jewish community's political debate, and they display all the rigidity and corrosive defensiveness that the felt need for such discursive restrictions would imply.
The organization reactions against the film was so severe the Festival board's president, Shana Penn, who is also the executive director of the Taube Foundation, resigned, citing her disagreement over the Festival's handling of the film, that the Festival agreed to invite local "pro-Israel" activist Dr. Michael Harris to give a "balancing" perspective in an introductory statement before the film's screening.
Have a look and see more on the links!