Paris Book Burning

[Wall Street Journal] Editorial - One by one, from Morocco to Saudi Arabia to Iran, Muslim governments have signed up for the boycott of the international book fair opening Friday in Paris. The reason? It showcases Israeli literature this year - which happens to be the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state. The assault on words - merely for being written in Hebrew by writers who happen to carry Israeli passports - adds a revealing wrinkle to a familiar story. The coordinated Muslim assault ahead of the book fair expresses a not so latent anti-Semitism.

2008-03-12 01:00:00

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