28/10/2021

Let’s Talk Straight

A Jew and a Palestinian sling slurs at each other, giving voice to hidden prejudice with the aim of overcoming it.

The video, “Let’s Talk Straight,” which has garnered more than 4 million views on social media since May, couldn’t have landed at a more apt time, after the eruption two months ago of Jewish-Arab violence that turned many mixed Israeli cities like Lod and Ramla into Jewish-Arab battlegrounds.

By shouting each side’s prejudices at each other, at times seemingly on the verge of violence, Rosenman and Zakout have produced a work that dares listeners to move past stereotypes and discover their shared humanity.