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The Terror of Poetry

20 9 13

“This is a disgrace, not justice.” This was the outcry by the father of the Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour after Judge Adi Bambilia-Einstein of the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court convicted his daughter of incitement to violence and supporting a terror group – for publishing a poem and two posts on social media. It should echo through every household in Israel.

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Tatour, 36, was arrested two and a half years ago after publishing a poem entitled “Resist, My People, Resist Them.” According to the indictment, Tatour posted “various publications that contain calls for acts of violence or terror and statements of encouragement, praise and identification with acts of violence........

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