"[Chrisoula Lionis, curator of Beyond the Last Sky, an upcoming exhibition of Palestinian photography and video at the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington, Sydney] was adamant that the exhibition was not anti-Israel." (Humour surfaces amid conflict, Andrew Taylor, The Sun-Herald, 26/8/12)
Heaven forbid! We wouldn't want to give the impression that Palestinians have an Israeli problem, now would we? Quite the contrary! In reality, it's the long-suffering, peace-seeking Israelis who have a Palestinian problem.
Would you believe these buggers have the gall to hang around on Israeli turf? And they just never seem to learn! Despite being whacked repeatedly over the years for walking on the grass, they're still doing it! To give you some idea of just how profoundly annoying they are, they were actually hanging around on it, turning it into a bloody desert of all things, before the Israelis even got there!
And perish the thought that Mr Hourani's difficulty in getting an Australian visa has something to do with Israel:
"One of the artists, Khaled Hourani, has been invited to speak at the University of NSW on September 8. But Ms Lionis said the artist's Palestinian passport had made it difficult for him to obtain a visa. 'The delay in his visa is a reflection of the trouble of travelling in and out of the territories,' she said." (ibid)
Hey, some places are just harder to get out of than others, OK?