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Podcast: Start-Up Nation for the Humanities

(June 19, 2017)

Romeo and Juliet Get Banned

Dorit Rabinyan's third novel about a stormy love between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man became a bestseller when Israel's Education Minister banned it from high school required reading lists. What was so threatening about it to the Minister, or to Israel in general? Was she advocating assimilation, humanizing and individualizing the other, or just writing about two young people in love? One of Israel's top novelists discusses her controversial book "All The Rivers," and the autobiographical experiences behind it.

Source: Tel Aviv Review Podcast.