An interesting article has been written by Rabbi David Wolpe in Time, about the books of Israeli authors being boycotted by publishers across the world.
“Deborah Harris is one of Israel’s leading literary agents. These days she is facing more than the usual pressures of finding and selling good books. Increasing protests over Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, often exacerbated by simple prejudice, is posing new problems.
Harris, who’s a friend, recently told me that in the past 10 years she has discovered that some publishers around the world are rejecting works by Israeli authors, boycotting Israeli literary events and refusing to have their books translated into Hebrew. “Books that I could easily have placed with major publishers 10 years ago are being politely rejected,” she told me. “While it is true that some foreign fiction markets are drying up, the drop off in Israeli literature is off the scales. The older, sympathetic editors will whisper to me that they can’t get people to look at books out of Israel.” “
Read the whole article here.
It’s a shame to read such a story. The citizens of a nation (including its authors) shouldn’t have to suffer for what goes on at government level.
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