By Leon Symons, July 24, 2008
When is a postcard not a postcard? When it is a political diatribe against Israel — and provides no space for a message.
The postcard in question features an anti-Israeli poem by Michael Rosen, the children’s laureate, on one side, and four maps on the other side showing areas which it implies were Palestinian and are now part of Israel. There are also quotations attributed to David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin and Ariel Sharon, and a paragraph accusing Israel of carrying out “ethnic cleansing, terrorism and apartheid” with American money and connivance.