Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Last Resort
Yeah, this is a wrenching story about a gay Palestinian man, in a committed relationship with an Israeli, who is being sheltered by a religious settler because a) he fears for his life in his Palestinian hometown and b) Israel won't let him recross into the nation he's lived in since age 13 on nebulous "security" grounds. But there is a problem when Israel is being outstripped on the "humane treatment of Palestinians" front by a settler. Not because all settlers are heartless monsters, but because Israel, as the governing authority, has an affirmative political obligation to treat all its denizens with respect and dignity.