No Police intervention in Jerusalem at this year's "PalFest" literary festival

Did anyone else notice that there was no intervention by Israeli Police and Border Police to try to close down this year’s PalFest events in Jerusalem?

Last year, the opening and closing sessions were scheduled to be held in East Jerusalem’s Hakawati national theater, not far from the American Colony Hotel. But both sessions were raided — and the opening session was moved to the French Cultural Center on Salah ed-Dine Streeet (the Fifth Avenue or Champs Elysees of East Jerusalem), while the closing session was transported to the nearby British Consulate…

See our earlier posts, on the events in May 2009 here and here and here.

This year, the Jerusalem session was held in the Hakawati theater without interruption or incident.

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