Margaret Atwood’s Israeli diary

‘The Shadow is Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians’

Canadian author Margaret Atwood writes in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about a recent trip to Israel, her first to the Jewish state: “The Shadow is not the Palestinians. The Shadow is Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, linked with Israelis’ own fears. The worse the Palestinians are treated in the name of those fears, the bigger the Shadow grows, and then the fears grow with them; and the justifications for the treatment multiply.”


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