By Yosefa Loshitzky

How significant Israeli movies of the Eighties and Nineties have contributed to nationwide id formation.

"This publication is a really major contribution, not just to the English-language dialogue of Israeli cinema ... but in addition to realizing the hugely contradictory constructing dynamics of Israeli tradition total. the 2 key good points of the ebook are its quite considerate and insightful commentaries at the motion pictures chosen and its refusal to blunt the pointy edges: Palestinians, [Holocaust] survivors, Sabras, and Mizrahim all discover a voice."

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While King urged nonviolent civil disobedience, Malcolm promoted the liberation of blacks by whatever means were necessary, including (though not exclusively, as some have argued) the possi9 MEETING MALCOLM bility of armed self-defense. While King dreamed, Malcolm saw nightmares. It was Malcolm's unique ability to narrate the prospects of black resistance at the edge of racial apocalypse that made him both exciting and threatening. Malcolm spoke out loud what many blacks secretly felt about racist white people and practices, but were afraid to acknowledge publicly.

9 When King was alive, his efforts to effect a beloved community of racial equality were widely viewed as a threat to a stable social order. His advocacy of nonviolent civil disobedience was also viewed as a detrimental detour from the proper role that religious leaders should play in public. Of course, the rise of black radicalism during the late 1960s softened King's perception among many whites and blacks. But King's power to ex- 26 A Critical Reading of Malcolm's Readers cite the social imagination of Americans only increased after his assassination.

Malcolm's ideas of black nationalism were shaped virtually from the womb by the example of his parents, Earl 3 MEETING MALCOLM and Louise Little, both members of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). As president of the Omaha branch of the UNIA, Earl Little, who was also an itinerant Baptist preacher, vigorously proclaimed the Garveyite doctrine of racial self-help and black unity, often with Malcolm at his side. Louise Little served as reporter of the Omaha UNIA. A native of Grenada, Louise was a deeply spiritual woman who presided over her brood of eight children even as she endured the abuse of her husband, and together they heaped domestic violence on their children.

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