Thursday, February 26, 2009

Israel's Arab Citizens Experiencing "15 Minutes of Fame"

Sayed Kashua:

Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to inform you that Israel's Arab citizens' 15 minutes of fame were officially inaugurated this week. I'm telling you, during the past few days, Arabs have been going like hotcakes. We're talking the hottest merchandise in today's international entertainment market. Last week, I was contacted by dozens of foreign reporters, all begging me to consent to an interview. Requests from radio stations, television, newspapers, Web sites - you name it. The Western world has discovered the natural phenomenon known as Israeli Arab citizens, and to the best of my knowledge, the patent is registered under the name of a Russian scientist called Lieberman.