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“I think that it’s a huge statement that you can be critical of the actions of the Israeli government and still be a treasured, valued author. That’s a very important point to make.”

Source: Allison Kaplan Sommer, “The Promised Podcast” (re: David Grossman and the Israel Prize)

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  1. I value all your posts so highly! Shavua tov.

  2. Thank you–and shavua tov to you, too!

  3. Gee, Erika- I worry if that’s to be considered a huge statement. I’d hate to think that one couldn’t be critical at times and still be a treasured, valued author. Israel prides itself on being a democracy that respects ‘”different” people & differing viewpoints. But like America, the government in power and its followers have not always truly honored the country’s own ideology. (In my opinion. I’ve never earned a valued & respected author status in the first place, so I guess I really needn’t worry–for myself. But I still do–for both countries).

    Oh–and I, too, value your posts. Even though we may not always share the same opinion.
    Shalom–Jean

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