Hollywood has always loved the bloodthirsty and murderous, so this will probably secure an Oscar for “Paradise Now.” “Oscar nominee: People hate Israelis for a reason,” from YnetNews, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
HOLLYWOOD – Hany Abu-Assad’s film “Paradise Now” left few Israelis indifferent. The movie, which depicts the story of two young Palestinians in Nablus who were chosen by a local terror group to carry out a suicide bombing in Israel, and which trails their preparations ahead of the attack, infuriated many in the country, most notably publicist Irit Linor, who in an opinion column in Ynet called “Paradise Now” “a quality Nazi film.”…
In other words, had you been living in the territories, you would have become a shahid (martyr)?
Abu-Assad hesitates for a second before replying, “yes.” He recounts an episode in which he was humiliated by a soldier at the Kalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, and says this was what made him realize what runs through the heads of people who later become suicide bombers.
You feel like such a coward it kills you, he describes, saying this cowardice makes people start hating life and feel impotent.
I realized, Abu-Assad explains, that when a man systematically goes through such humiliation, he chooses to kill his own impotency by carrying out an act of “let me die with the philistines.”
And there are no suicide bombers who do what they do because of anti-Semitism?
That’s a racist notion. No one hates Jews because they are Jews like in Europe, he replies. People have a reason for hating Israelis. You force them to live in refugee camps, and they tell you ‘our home is in Ashdod’,” he states.
Do you really believe they kill in order to kill Jews, He asks. They are no different than you as people. If you believe they are different, that’s racism, he adds.
According to Abu-Assad, it is the situation that brought about the loss of control. I think, he says, that you have been “brainwashed” by the country to believe all Arabs are either a security risk or a danger to democracy.
When asked what he believes could be a solution for the conflict, Abu-Assad says equality is the key.
Equality, eh? Like Hamas’ intention to reinstitute the jizya and dhimmitude?