Alison Weir of If Americans Knew has responded to my post of a couple weeks back about her presentation at Yale. (I can't get to my website. But it was a post 2 weeks ago from Yale). I urge you to read her defense of the film Occupation 101 and of her presentation. I feel bad that I have apparently wounded Weir as much as I did. I'm always reluctant to criticize people on my side of the issue because we're up against so much. I'm sure Weir has gotten very little support from the mainstream on this one. That said, I think the relentless opposition to anyone who would honor what Palestinians want sometimes drains the humor and nuance and even some of the life from our efforts. I remember someone saying to me a while ago that X had been maddened by his marginalization. No names. I am at times maddened myself. I also have been hurt for doing this work. For my own part, I believe sacrificing my spirit to the supporters of apartheid would be a real triumph for them. Weir offers to have a cup of coffee when we're in the same neighborhood; I'd love to take her up on the offer.