6th June 1988
Dear Mr L,
Regarding the poster on my door,
It is not out of date. Apart from inviting people to attend a particular
demonstration on a particular day it contains a general invitation to 'demonstate
against Israel'. It will only be out of date when this racist institute,
which regards Palestinians as being sub-human, is dismantled and a Palestinian
homeland is formed in Palestine.
It is not in Arabic. The only arabic to be found, is the calligraphic design
on the sword handle. All the writing is in english, hence making "inter-cultural
In your letter you suggested that since some jews in Israel are
campaigning for better treatment of the Palestinians, it may be seen as
being "offensive" to have a poster calling for demonstations against Israel.
When a country is blatantly racist as is Israel and South Africa, one calls
for a demonstration against the country, it is neither here nor there whether
some jews or whites in Israel or South Africa, respectively, also campaign
against these policies.