posted on Aug, 30 2003 @ 07:06 PM
Jewish pressure groups are calling on a publisher to withdraw a children's book about a Palestinian boy growing up amid the intifada on the West
A Little Piece of Ground, by the multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Laird, is a fictional account of how a 12-year-old called Karim - whose
family's olive groves have been confiscated by settlers - copes when his father is stripped and humiliated by Israeli troops.
As the boy is swept up in the protest against the occupation, and his friends make a fake bomb, he dreams of developing an "acid formula to dissolves
the steel in Israeli tanks".
I'm sorry but if this was about any other back-drop there wouldn't be a word mentioned about it.