Friday, January 2, 2009

The Voice of Israel, and What His Annunciation Tells Us

A few days ago David Grossman published a searing article in Haaretz, calling on Israel to pause its attack on Hamas for two days. I'll relate to the significance of this in the internal Israeli debate in a future post. In this post I'd like to point out that no sooner had Grossman published his post, it was published also in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and, I expect, probably also elsewhere. You've got to ask yourself what this means, this international eagerness to host this particular Israeli voice. It isn't as if he's the only one, or the best articulated one, or even a particularly representative one.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how right you are -
here are for example Michael Oren, Yossi Klein Halevi and Shmuel Rosner with three triple-AAA-articles in the TNR none of which seems to have it made to Germany:

http://www.tnr.com/toc/story.html?id=cc6b3acf-33bc-49c2-a216-5bfb63f097e5
gruß - Silke

Michael Wildman said...

It's obvious, to me, that Grossman is dilusional.

Anonymous said...

FROM CAROL HERMAN

"Delusional" pays well in the media. It's up there with Wall Street's "irrational expectations."

What's missing? The debates you'd get if the casino didn't depend on naked women dancing; and fancy lights.

Maybe, we should ask? Whose Your Church? Since it seems that if you want to attract large groups, your only recourse is to follow the business models set out by religions.

Otherwise? You can only find one person at a time. And, none of them get hired to be journalists.