What a card

The card they tried to ban

After a complaint from an official from the Israeli embassy in London who saw it and called the shop's head office complaining that it was inaccurate, offensive and too political, this card showing the erosion of Palestine and including a poem by Michael Rosen was withdrawn from sale at Scribblers in London.

You know how Israel and its supporters are always playing some card or other. You know, for the establishment of Israel itself by way of an ethnic cleansing campaign there's the holocaust card, for any criticism of Israel, there's the antisemitism card, for the killing of children there's the blood libel card, for boycott, divestment and sanctions there's the nazi boycott of Jewish shops card and so on. Well, now they're playing the card card.

JOLLY ROGER - Disappearing Palestine

A family arrived and said they had papers
to prove that his house was theirs,
-No, no said the man, my people have always lived here
My father, grandfather -and look in the garden,
my great grandfather planted that.
-No, no said the family, look at the documents.
There was a stack of them
-Where do I start? said the man,
-No need to read the beginning they said,
Turn to the page marked 'Promised Land'.
-Are they legal? he said, who wrote them?
-God, they said, God wrote them, look,
here come His tanks.

Michael Rosen