Feb 15, 2016
A romantic novel has been taken off high school book lists by the minister of education in Israel. It was judged too “demonic” because it concerned a romance between – oh, no – an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man! Horrors, proclaimed the minister, that such a book might encourage unions between Jews and non-Jews. That might threaten the identity of Jews!
The outcry over the book had one immediate result: sales of the book went wild. They increased so much that the book’s publisher put out a new edition.
What a great response to the minister’s racist imbecility!