Lately there has been pressure by Israeli groups to change the name of country of origin from “Palestine” to “Palestinian Authority” for the movie “Paradise Now” at next month’s Oscars, based on the arguement that there is no such thing as Palestine. Even an online petition was started to revoke the nomination all together.
It is in the end very silly. The movie was nominated for an Oscar, get over it. The movie comes from Palestine, it wants to be labelled as such, get over it. Palestine has always existed, get over it. Those couple of million people on that chunk of land? They’re called Palestinians, so get over it.
But, as fate would have it, another online petition has been started in response to this. So help out by signing and supporting.
Consider it good karma.