There are not millions of Palestinians refugees.
There are not hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees.
By contrast, there are over 16 million non-Palestinian refugees in the world.
Keep this in mind when reading the following letter published in the Guardian on Feb. 8th.
Anish Kapoor accepts Israel’s $1m Genesis prize and makes a heartfelt statement about the plight of refugees – but fails to mention the word “Palestinian” (Kapoor uses prize to protest at ‘exclusionist’ refugee policies, 6 February). Predictably, his words have been packaged by the prize organisers (co-sponsored by the office of the Israeli prime minister) for a global audience, and they have provided Israel with a $1m PR victory.
It’s laudable that Kapoor wishes to give the…
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