The Power of Culture vs. The Culture of Power


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For the second time, the Israeli Army has tried to shut down the week-long Palestine Festival of Literature, a self-described "traveling cultural roadshow" touring across the West Bank with internationally known Palestinian and European writers. After armed forces closed down opening night in East Jerusalem's Palestinian National Theater, the French came in to host the events; last night, when troops arrived again, the British did.

"Talking about what literature is and
what it means in a fraught political situation is the most honest thing
we can do," said British writer Jeremy Harding. "They didn't like that."


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