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Seven Jewish Children


Seven Jewish Children

The video of Caryl Churchill's play Seven Jewish Children on the Guardian website made me cry. It tells how good people who suffered so much can persuade themselves of lies. It made other people disgusted and angry.

Are English-speaking audiences always more interested in the Jewish emotional journey than in what Palestinians feel and think?

Waltz with Bashir fits that pattern. It caught people's imagination outside the Middle East by turning an Israeli soldier's nightmares of the 1982 Lebanon war into animation. I reported the Sabra and Shatila massacre, though, and for me Ari Folman never really recognises how deeply the Israeli army was responsible for what happened.

But Paradise Now is a Palestinian story which broke through and nearly won an Oscar.

The script of Seven Jewish Children is here. Anyone can put on a performance providing they take a collection for Medical Aid for Palestinians.