Make Lit, Not War

Iraqi-born Israeli author Eli Amir gave a reading of his new novel, Yasmin, in Cairo.

Amir came to Cairo as a representative of Western culture and as an Israeli writer with all that this entails. “Arab culture’s invasion of Israel,” he said, “began the day after the peace with Egypt, and I am not afraid of it. And to you I say, `Don’t be afraid of exposure to Hebrew culture.’ If we can live in peace, then we should read and get to know each other’s culture.”

Thanks to Jonathan for the link.

On a similar note: Palestinian and Israeli meet at checkpoint, start business together. (Link swiped from Dove’s Eye View.)