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Following radical Ben Sales' spreading the bigot Sally Roony's stunt against translating in Heb.

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Submitted by Rita (United States), Oct 22, 2021 at 15:20

Following radical Ben Sales' spreading the bigot Sally Roony's stunt against translating in Heb.

In January 14, 2021 Ben Sales "reporting" infamous Btselem on its promoting Apartheid slur - he's wrongfully stated that it has been attributed to critics regarding so called "occupation." While in fact Shukeiri came up with this already in 1961. He also called that group "leading human rights" as if he doesn't know that since Bassem Eid left it--in July 1996 as group within the org. , led by Uri Avnery, that sympathized with the PLO, objected covering Palestinians abuses of human rights, Eid began urging Btselen to report on Palestinians' abuses since In 1993, as he "noticed that more Palestinians were killed by other Palestinians, as so-called collaborators, than by the Israeli army"--it became a purely propaganda tool often just lying .

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Notes on Bassem Eid :

* 'Bassem Eid - Geschichte Menschenrechte,' Sep, 2016.
(The interview with Bassem Eid took place on September 6, 2016, in the office of one of his colleagues in Jerusalem.)

* 'The next founders or shots in the dark? ' Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Jan 29, 2010.
https://www.jpost.com/magazine/books/the-next-founders-or-shots-in-the-dark-167241

* 'Arab Human Rights Activist Bassem Eid, Caught in the Middle.' Joshua Muravchik, Tablet Magazine, Nov 17, 2015.
https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/bassem-eid

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Oct. 2021.

Some of comments following JP publishing Ben Sales' piece about an author who propagated she doesn't was it translated in Hebrew:

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Twenty percent of Israelis are Arabs. The fact that she will not ban her novel in Arabic tells you it has nothing to do with Israel or Israeli policies. It is anti-semitism in its most obvious form.

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Publicity Stunt!!! How does not printing in Hebrew boycott Israel? Will the English version be available to buy in Israel? Who cares!!!

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Sure, lets condemn the human rights record of Africa by targeting all black people. Oh, that would be racist? You don't say...

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Just a correction these posers are not pro-Palestinian they are anti-Israel and antisemitc - she....

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Never heard of this Sally Rooney till now, and could have lived my entire life without ever hearing about her ...till Jpost mentioned her. Jpost, why do you provide these nobodies a pedestal and free advertising for the notoriety they crave?

What we witness is: 1. Ignorance of historic and legal facts; 2. Ignorance of moral values; 3. Deeply rooted anti-Jewish racism/Antisemitism. The above is what we witness. I'd rather maintain my dignity as a Jew and give up on reading the nerratives, i.e. fictional texts, written by this anti-Jewish racist/Antisemite, be it in Hewrew, English, French, or any other language..

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Attacking Hebrew - an ancient tongue of an ancient people in this people's ancient homeland - tells the whole story: Deeply rooted anti-Jewish racism/antisemitism. As a person whose native tongue is Hebrew, and who dwells in my people's homeland of 4,000 years, I am disgusted by this woman. We shall never again be delivered to the slauter houses like silent sheep!!

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JP why do you even talk about her. Thanks to you she got free advertising. Anybody who is nobody wants his name to be known just has to say "I'm boycotting israel"

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This lady sally roomy is just another example of the unlearned! Go to the land and see for your self how the waste and hate in Palestinians is why Israel helps employ them In factories , and helps them recover from being torchard from the Palestinian authority! Free Palestine is to free them from the Palestinian authority.

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The fact that she's Irish (probably the most antisemitic country in the EU) and singles out Israel for boycott and yet allows her work to be published in the languages of major human rights abusers like Russian, Chinese and Persian (Farsi?) says all you need to know about this nasty little antisemitic leprechaun. Somehow Israel will survive without her!

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She also supports hamas suicide bombings . Good to know.

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As if boycotting Israel only started now. All of the Muslim-majority nations had secondary and tertiary boycotts against Israel until the Oslo Accords were signed

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On behalf of my Ignorant fellow Irishwoman Silly Rooney,I would like to apologise Israel. She Is Stupid and radicalised by groups here In Ireland associated by Bigots & pro (so called) 'palestinian' groups whose only agenda Is Antisemitism & hatred of Jewish People and The State of Israel. So here goes.. "Israel-We are Truly Sorry for Our 'Biased/Bigoted/Ill-informed/Ignorant' minority here In Ireland. Shalom Brothers and Sisters of Israel,from the Majority of Irishmen/women,Sincerely."

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So stating that your book may not be published in Hebrew is not racist but protecting yourself from terrorists is? Just shows the depth of brain capacity. Yes Hebrew is spoken in Israel but it's also spoken by Jews outside of Israel. So once again it is against a culture rather than a govt. ie racist.

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Well, whoever this chick is, I am now boycotting her books. She is persona non-grata. Thanks for letting us know.

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Let's be direct, so much the better if his pseudo-leftist propaganda does not reach our population. On the other hand, has she authorized the translation of her book into Chinese, despite the at least cultural genocide of the Uighurs, has she authorized the translation into Turkish, despite the occupation of Cyprus, that of the north of both Syria and Iraq, or the non-recognition and non-repentance of the Armenian genocide (among others), has she authorized the translation into Arabic despite the perpetuation of slavery in Libya and Mauritania, has she allowed translation into Russian despite the occupation of Crimea, Ukraine and parts of Georgia, did it allow translation into Armenian and / or Azeri despite occupation of foreign territories (according to the side she is on), did she authorize the translation into Burmese, despite the ethnic cleansing against the Rohingas? And did it allow translation into English despite the occupation of Northern Ireland? Ha no, this colonized even writes in English. What a pity this thing.

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Only far-Left freak Ben ("Soupy") Sales of JTA would care about such a non-event.

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Honestly have never heard of her before.

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Ulysses has been translated into Hebrew, BTW. The literary value of her work is irrelevant - her refusal to have it translated to Hebrew indicates a not-so-subtle form of antisemitism. Perhaps she thinks this will advance her sales- and it may, in certain equally prejudiced circles. If this sort of "cancel culture" is the trend in Ireland, it's a poor successor to the literary masterpieces that the Irish have created over the past few centuries. People will be reading books by Israeli authors, in the original and in translation, long after her literary carreer is over.

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I wonder what her stance has been on Turkish Cyprus, Crimea, etc. I can smell an antisemite from afar. Predominantly ignorant and infused with hatred. It's part of their reason for living !!

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Never heard of her, then again I don't read garbage so...

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I hope the anti-Semite did not write her book on a computer / word processor. In all likelihood many vital parts of that computer were designed in Israel. She would be a hypocrite if she used a computer or a phone.

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One less crappy millennial novel to read.

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Why do the jpost need to write an article on her? She boycott us, we boycott her. Is it so amazing that a marxist (such an outdated and proven false ideology) is boycotting us? Move along, nothing to see

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Arabs play soccer on the Temple Mount. Nazis have free rein.. . Jew-haters decide Israeli elections. Some Jewish homeland.. .

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Ben Sales, why are you pushing this woman's new book.

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