Revealing Interview With “Real Truth About Palestine” Actresses
Remember the “Real” Truth About Palestine video I posted about and rebutted, and the follow-up post on the actresses used to convey the propaganda?
I have since located an interview with the actresses, which proves to be rather revealing.
For instance, Lara Sawalha, one of the actresses, confirms she is not palestinian.
Lara Sawalha: My name is Lara Sawalha and I’m a professional actress by trade, trained at Italian Conti Academy of Performing Arts in London. My mother is British, but she likes to say she’s as Arab as they come, even with her blonde hair and blue eyes, and my father is Jordanian. I am fortunate to have them both be in the arts
She had not seen the Ayalon video until presented with the script.
I hadn’t seen the video until I got approached with the script, and when I saw it she I compelled to answer. We were given a chance to present an alternative view and we stepped up to the challenge.
Both women confirm the “appeal” approach of the video, which I posted about here.
We added a feminine element, we spoke for the youth. And at the end of the day, it’s all about public appeal: here were two females talking, more or less, like men, a bit cheeky and totally confident. It worked.
And last, but not least, Dana Dajani actually libels me.
DD: One blogger actually investigated us and went so far as to call me a “whore” because I am a model and “Hamas would disapprove of my photographs”.
She is clearly referring to my second post, in which I make the Hamas comment. I absolutely never called her a “whore” – that was a commenter whom I castigated for the comment. Dana Dajani is fully aware of this, since I pointed it out to her:
In other words, Dajani is knowingly lying.
Which is fitting, given the lies she helped perpetuate via the video in which she appeared.