It is so true.
They are just not dramatic enough to fit PA narratives.
Pallywood has advanced from photoshopping images to video editing. And now, a new fiction graces the afternoon airwaves on BBC Radio4.
In “Radio drama – do what you like,” says Selma Dabbagh, a “British Palestinian writer of fiction,” as she describes herself.
Dabbagh, based in London, was born in Scotland and is involved with anti-Israel campaigns. She has dreamed up a fictional Palestinian female character who wants to come to Jerusalem.
Her fictional play, “The Brick” is just another stone for the PA narrative wall.
I was ready to write a scathing post, but BBC Watch did a great job with a piece on the director, Sarah Bradshaw.
Therefore, I decided once again to show what I know, and leave fiction to the likes of Daddagh and Bradshaw.
Go to any Jerusalem hospital and ‘Palestinian women’ will have to go through yet another security check. But so does everyone entering a hospital!
Metal detectors and bags searched, now why do you think that is?
Next see this ‘Palestinian’ woman’s encounter with Israeli soldiers. They are walking up steps in the Jewish Quarter of The Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The soldiers pay no attention to the woman.
Violent, dramatic? Nope, real life can be so boring.
This Arab couple had trouble making their way through the crowd, pushed and shoved along. Sure, have you tried to go shopping in Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk on Thursday?
They did finally pick up a pizza for dinner. And no he did not look happy shopping, only when he stopped to shake the hands of friends who were stall owners.
One of my favorite scenes was this Arab woman with her hair covered taking photos in Mamilla Mall during Purim celebrations. I assumed by her very high heel shoes that she was not local and therefore had no idea there were thousands of drunken Israelis around. She seemed to be having such a good time watching the street actors, I did not have the heart to warn her.
But heck, what do the truth and real scenes matter when you have to build a narrative.
The only problem is that it seems that after hearing lies often enough, people really start to believe them.