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“Avatar” Meets the West Bank

I don’t have much to say about this, but check out some Palestinian protesters in the West Bank utilizing the latest 3-D movie hit/best picture nominee for their own ends. Pretty impressive, at the very least, that they were able to get all that blue paint:

It seems dubious to compare the message of “Avatar” to the Palestinians’ cause, but the similarities probably increased when the IDF decided to fire tear gas on them later that day.

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5 Older Responses to ““Avatar” Meets the West Bank”

  1. Chagrined
    February 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I’m all for the Palestinians’ right to self determination but this is just stupid

  2. sk
    February 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    But the Jews are the true natives of this land. They were there first. How unusual to see pro-Palestinian protesters dressed in blue.

  3. Barouch David H.
    February 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Ben, your article – its last paragraph in particular – has had me laughing all day. Thanks

  4. adam
    February 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Avatar was pretty much a movie about colonialism, and the claim that Israel is a neocolonial power (esp in the OTs) is central to some common Palistinian arguments-so the comparison is not so out-of-nowhere (nor is it THAT absurd, imo).
    And yeah, that last paragraph was pretty funny, but the humor is rather dark, no?

  5. Leonard Warters
    March 14, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Ia Avatar simply a fantasy? or is there something more significant to it? Are the writers trying to make a point?

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