Israeli playwright Tuvia Tenenbom has published a video of his short visit to Derry. In it he attempts to question local people about why there is such a saturation of Palestinian flags in the local area.
There is the confusion and evasion he finds in the ordinary punter when asked why the flags are there in such numbers, which suggests there’s not a lot of community buy in. There’s one very directed line of questioning of a local woman in which he gets her to say what he’s looking for.
It seems to be part of his general confrontational style. But then he hits the pub, where he encounters exactly what he’s come for: a particularly vile form of anti semitism from local drinkers in the Bogside Inn.
Tuvia Tenenbom (@tenenbom)- author of ‘To catch a Jew’ – went to Northern Ireland to uncover the truth about support for the Palestinian cause in certain parts of the community. What he recorded is beyond comprehension. See full disturbing report here:https://t.co/p5RxhWcwQy pic.twitter.com/s8fz0k6RUX
— Self Declared Zionists (@SussexFriends) April 13, 2019
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