Critical Writing Index

Pro-Palestinian letter has uncovered debate

by Antonia Zerbisias

The Toronto Star, Sept. 9, 2009

While briefly questioning the genuineness of Greyson's decision to withdraw his film from TIFF, Antonia Zerbisias notes the irony in the opposition's charge of Greyson's pro-Palestinian letter as an attack on freedom of expression. She believes that his letter on the contrary has opened debates long covered under the dark intimations of anti-Semitism. Zerbisias acknowledges the importance of open discussions on such matters as Brand Israel and the Canadian government involvement in resettling Russian Jews in Israel on the rubble of destroyed Arab towns.

*Articles on the 'boycotts vs. censorship' debate surrounding John Greyson's withdrawal of Covered from TIFF in protest against its inaugural City-to-City Spotlight on Tel Aviv are catalogued into item_codes from 2009.055 to 2009.067

ITEM 2009.064 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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