A New Jersey public library has postponed a talk by the author of “P is for Palestine” after local community members objected.
Golbarg Bashi, author of the children’s book promoting Palestinian nationalism, was scheduled to appear May 18 at the Highland Park Public Library.
Members of the Central Jersey town’s Jewish community protested the talk, on grounds that the book promotes violence, especially to a two-page spread featuring the letter I, which states “I is for Intifada, Intifada is Arabic for rising up for what is right, if you are a kid or a grownup!”
Following the complaints, the library issued a statement saying the matter had been referred to the library’s board of trustees, which “will take it up at its next regularly scheduled meeting” on May 20.
Read more at Times of Israel.