Side where you will when it comes to Israel vs. Palestine, but I do think it’s an encouraging sign that, content aside (and for many of us, I know, that’s a big aside), Hamas is launching their own, home-grown film studio in Gaza. Why encouraging? Film-making is a slow, arduous process! I know we’d all rather have Mahmoud al-Zahar polishing his latest screenplay and fretting about distribution costs than plotting coups and ordering missile strikes. In fact, I’m sure I’ve got an old copy of Story around here, somewhere. If any of you have an address for Mr. Zahar, I’d happily mail it to him!
Via Foreign Policy: Welcome to Hamaswood
In today’s NYT: Hamas Shifts From Rockets to Culture War