Thursday, May 12, 2016

Choosing Targets

"A Melbourne playwright has defended herself against claims a play set in Gaza and studied by Victorian high school students is anti-Israel. Tales of a City by the Sea, a love story set during the Gaza conflict in 2008 and 2009 is by poet and author Samah Sabawi... But Jewish lobby group B'nai B'rith has attacked the play as 'anti-Israel propaganda' [portraying] Israel as a 'bloodthirsty, evil war machine'." (School drama a love story, not anti-Israel propaganda, says playwright, Jennine Khalik, The Australian, 10/5/16)

Hm... B'nai B'rith. Why B'nai B'rith?

Why not the Australia/Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC)? The Jewish Community Council of Victoria? Zionism Victoria?

Why not the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ)? The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies? The Zionist Council of NSW?

I'm wondering: how do these outfits decide which of them goes after which target?

Do they have regular confabs where they parcel out targets cooperatively? Or is it first in, first served? Do they compete with each other for scalps? Was the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, for example, miffed because, in this case, the B'nai B'rith beat them to it?

More to the point, don't they have anything better to do?*

[See my 20/5/13 post Join the Dots.]

1 comment:

Grappler said...

Of course it's anti-Israel, MERC. It portrays Israel as it really is. The problem with the Israeli PR machine is the product not the spin! And so it's beginning to fail.