Moshe Sakal.(Moshe Sakal)

An Israeli author was kicked off a panel at a conference of Mediterranean writers in Marseilles, France. Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish objected to sharing a panel with the writer, Moshe Sakal, so naturally … Sakal was booted. (Other Arab writers at the panel were apparently against this.) The decision was made by the conference head, Pierre Assouline, who, being a French intellectual, is Jewish. Assouline deemed Sakal “not crucial.” Much like France?

Israeli Author Kicked Off Literary Panel After Request By Palestinian Colleague [Haaretz]