Pro-PLO Filmmaker's Awakening

Jason Pappas
A trip to the Middle East was an eye-opener for a leftist filmmaker who set out to make a pro-PLO documentary. Nicky Larkin is an Irish filmmaker and had heard nothing but leftist anti-Israeli propaganda. Naively he went to the Middle East to interview both sides and return with a justification for Ireland's pro-PLO policies. However, the Jews didn't turn out to be the devil incarnate and the PLO wasn't a pacifist movement as portrayed by his leftist friends: "After all, the Palestinian mantra was one of 'non-violent resistance'. It was their motto, repeated over and over like responses at a Catholic mass. Yet when I interviewed Hind Khoury, a former Palestinian government member, she sat forward angrily in her chair as she refused to condemn the actions of the suicide bombers. She was all aggression." Larkin had never heard the Israeli side before his visit to Israel. He was an honest victim of left-wing propaganda. But he was honest. It changed his whole worldview. And he had the...(Read Full Post)

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