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I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Ambi-Israel

Ce blog est habituellement tenu par les accompagnateurs et accompagnatrices œcuméniques. Aujourd’hui, nous aimerions partager exceptionnellement avec vous cet article de l’auteur israélien Etgar Keret sur l’usage des étiquettes et des mots, afin de mettre en lumière la difficulté d’écrire sur la situation en Israël et Palestine sans tomber dans des débats stériles. Cet article est paru en allemand dans la NZZ du 11 juillet 2016 (« Wenn die Wörter das Denken verstellen ». Nous publions ici la version initiale anglaise parue le 24 juin 2016 dans The New York Times


I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Ambi-Israel

TEL AVIV — I was recently honored to learn that I had won the Charles Bronfman Prize. It’s an award that recognizes humanitarian work inspired by Jewish values, and I was overwhelmed and thrilled to receive it. Several news outlets reported on the announcement, and one headline in particular caught my attention: “Anti-Israel Author Etgar Keret Awarded Bronfman Prize,” proclaimed FrontPage Mag, a conservative website.

As I perused the article and the online comments (debating the best way to connect with my books, one reader suggested throwing them in the toilet and flushing them with urine), I found myself contemplating the term “anti-Israel.” Apparently a person cannot engage in Middle Eastern political issues without being quickly labeled “anti-Israeli” or “anti-Palestinian” (or sometimes, if his or her opinions are complicated enough, both). Lire la suite I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Ambi-Israel