PSC stages Seven Jewish Children


By richmillett
November 10, 2010
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Imagine the outcry if an organisation staged a play called Seven Muslim Children.

The play might start off with Srebrenica where 8,000 innocent Muslim men and boys were murdered by the Serbs.

It might then portray how Muslims have become so hardened by the massacre that they don’t care who they kill or cause to suffer.

It might then show how Muslims dehumanise their enemies to justify the murder of innocent children, while all the time taking solace for this from the Koran.

There would be an outcry in the media and political circles and justified cries of Islamophobia. Jewish organisations would protest against such a play.

So why is there no outcry over the continued staging of Carly Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children which portrays Jews gradually being transformed from the innocent killed into the killers of the innocent.

Why are mainstream Muslim organisations silent?

I saw this play when it was originally performed at the Royal Court theatre. The theatre was full.

It was quite unnerving sitting there as a lone Jew watching the audience heartily applaud.

The play packs virtually every single anti-Jewish trope going into its nine minutes.

It felt like a throwback to past times when Jews were a powerless minority continuously taunted by a non-Jewish majority.

But this was London, 2009.

Now not only is the Palestine Solidarity Campaign staging it on December 7th as part of its Winter Concert, it is doing so at the Polish Centre in Hammersmith, London.

It adds insult to injury to hold an anti-Jewish play that invokes the Holocaust at a Polish centre when 3,000,000 of the 6,000,000 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust died in Poland.

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raycook

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 10:17

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"It felt like a throwback to past times when Jews were a powerless minority continuously taunted by a non-Jewish majority."

and they question the legitimacy of a Jewish state.

The nearest equivalent would be the showing of "Jud Suess" in Germany in the 1930's


Yoni1

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:07

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Well, no, there wouldn’t be ‘justified’ cries of Islamophobia, since ‘Islamophobia’ is an utterly stupid term. Like so much else about Islam’s culture of professional victimhood, it derives from a hijacking of the term ‘antisemitism’ and turning it around to serve a mendacious narrative, one in which the aggressor becomes the victim and vice versa. Similarly, ‘naqba’ is a shameless hijacking of ‘Holocaust’.
There is no doubt, of course, that CC’s sick and sickening ‘play’ is antisemitic to the core. I really think that a large, completely silent demonstration, carrying placards such as ‘Shameless insult to the memory of 1 million murdered Jewish children’, is very necessary.
Perhaps a similar one also outside the Law Society.


amber

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:43

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What a surprise - the PSC is riddled wih antisemites.

Who'd a thunk it?


Yoni1

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:48

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OK, I have contacted the Polish Centre to protest. They claim no knowledge of this event, but will look into it.


telegramsam

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:49

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How do you know you were the "lone Jew" there, Richard? A spot check?


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:59

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http://hurryupharry.org/2009/02/08/seven-jewish-children-a-play-for-gaza...

This is an antisemitic play which should not be being performed


Yoni1

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:02

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Jonathan, have you masnaged to make contact with the Polish centre?


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:06

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I will message you


Yoni1

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:08

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Not sure how you'll do that :)
I don't know how to use IM and suchlike.


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:16

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just go to your profile here and look at 'private messages'


richmillett

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:41

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Sam, we of the all powerful Israel lobby know everything ;-)


telegramsam

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:52

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ROFLMAO, Richard


amber

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 15:21

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Relevant as ever, tsam. What about commenting on this event? Aren't you sickened by it?

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