Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a group of children in Gaza. ‘Thank you for shining your light on the dark places’ – Erin Cunningham
By Juan Cole, TruthDig, 10 June, 2018
Anthony Bourdain: The Only Mensch on Gaza
Anthony Bourdain was the only major American celebrity who succeeded in depicting publicly the Palestinians as rational, caring human beings rather than as irrationally angry inciters to violence. He was the anti-Bernard Lewis. Lewis smeared the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims with the charge of “Islamic rage” (as though large swathes of humankind are angry for no reason).
Bourdain said, “The world has visited many terrible things on the Palestinians, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity.”
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