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#1. After 'Nikki' and 'Steve Harvey,' I had written on a show called 'The Oblongs,' which was pretty well respected and had a lot of 'Simpsons' writers on it. So I was a TV writer with an interesting voice at that moment. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#2. I was running the show on 'United States of Tara' and 'How To Make It In America' where I could say, 'Okay, I'm in charge of everything now.' But it still wasn't my show. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#3. You just have to say over and over again: 'I am a director.' Nobody gives it to you. Nobody anoints you. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#4. Someone will say to me, Oh that's so Jewish to interrupt. I say to myself, okay, is that code for you hate Jews? Or am I just being paranoid? - Author: Jill Soloway
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#5. We're a whole culture of people who have a really hard time seeing beyond themselves. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#6. I don't think it's a contradiction to find painfulness funny. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#7. There is a real comfort with the position of the victim, which can either result in true empathy or deep paranoia. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#8. To me, it wasn't 'Star Wars' that shaped me; it was more 'Mary Tyler Moore' and, nowadays, 'Louie' and 'Girls.' - Author: Jill Soloway
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#9. Most people privilege the technology, almost as if actors are in service to the machine. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#10. So many features at Sundance seemed to be powered more on the director's need to be a director than any particular story. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#11. 'Six Feet Under,' for me, was college. Alan Ball and Alan Poul ran that show and really taught me what it meant to really run a show in a classic way. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#12. A lot of the people I know connect through working. We're all so ambitious. Sometimes my friends will say, 'I want to hang out with you.' And I just go, 'Well, let's do a project together.' That's the only way I can. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#13. What I have to offer as a writer/director is the stuff with the feeling in it. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#14. I like to create a community where people want to come and have a good time and do their best work. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#15. I'm a fan of Louis C.K., I'm a fan of Lena Dunham. I love shows about people that other people would consider unlikable, or, like, the work of Woody Allen and Albert Brooks. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#16. Being pretty ... I'm just confused about it. I mean, I love getting my nails done, but I also like dressing like a boy. I think I feel most myself when I'm mixing femininity and masculinity. Like, fifty-fifty. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#17. There are times when folks will point out certain characteristics I have, like me being an interruptor, and attribute them to my Jewish identity. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#18. We grew up watching Woody Allen and Albert Brooks movies, and we see this neurotic, annoying, unlikeable male at the center of a story, and people root for him anyway. I think that's really what we have been craving as women is the hero who doesn't look perfect and doesn't act perfectly. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#19. If you go to Europe, public bathrooms have any-gender sink areas and stalls for everyone to use. This is completely reasonable. It potentially involves the destruction of the urinal industry, which I think people would be happy to see go away. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#20. My family gets incredibly tense and stressed out around traveling. There's something really beautiful in that vulnerability. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#21. I learned in grade-school that after WWII European politicians considered sending Jews to Madagascar instead of Palestine. At the time I thought: Madagascar would've been so great. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#22. Guys, there's only one thing I hate more than bloggers who start sentences with 'guys' - and it's those mealy-mouth hipsters who crochet codpieces and their ye-olde-sideburned friends who pickle stuff and slaughter their own gluten-free goats. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#23. There are a whole bunch of people - Republicans or sports fans or reality TV fans - who probably would never have recognized that they have trans people in their world. Caitlyn Jenner really is thinking about the movement and saving lives, so I know that her intentions are honorable. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#24. There's always been something about Jeffrey Tambor, not only as an actor but as a person, where his ability to embody a sort of very dignified feminine way of being just - this was just very clear to me. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#25. I always wanted to do a family show. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#26. In the little travel I've done to other countries, the Jews there embraced me saying, Come to our house, come and have Shabbat with us. Jews in the Diaspora. I didn't imagine an Israeli traveling to the U.S. would feel this intensity of a forced relationship. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#27. I've noticed that women are always punished for their sexuality in popular culture. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#28. I'm very aware that just driving blindly towards money won't get me anything. I drive blindly towards making the world a better place. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#29. The inbox is always open in my brain, and anyone can get in any time and access me. Turning it off is taking back control. I decide who gets in. It's about emotional privacy, having a self. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#30. Every project is a race between your enthusiasm and your ability to get it done. Go fast. Don't slow down. A year from now, new things will interest you. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#31. I wouldn't necessarily say that 'Alpha House' or 'Betas' embodied a particular vision of Amazon of the kind of brand or programming they were gonna do. I think those were the first lucky creators who hit it right for them. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#32. On some sets, if a helicopter goes by, what would normally happen is that somebody would go, 'There's a helicopter. Stop.' I'd never stop for a helicopter. I am always trying to make sure that the machine is in service to the actors. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#33. Whether you're writing television or movies, at some point you're going to encounter a male executive or investor who's going to say, 'I don't like that woman. She's unlikable.' And often, it's literally for being a regular human woman as opposed to an attracting human woman. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#34. Something I've really been wanting to do, ever since 'Six Feet Under' ended, was create my own version of this idealized writer's room as well as the ideal family. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#35. If there's a woman who is exhibiting her femininity or performing her femininity, it's always seen as meant to pull in the male gaze. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#36. As much as possible, I put my family first. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#37. I think kids in general are much more capable of understanding the idea of being transgender than adults. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#38. If you're female, and you want to express your femininity, you're actually demonized in the 'Free To Be ... You And Me' generation. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#39. I am beyond excited to share 'Transparent' with the world through Amazon. They've been so supportive through this incredible process. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#40. I've always been really interested in how people's identities are shaped by where they come from and how they want to get away from where they come from. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#41. Independent filmmakers already have their heads around people on their couches watching their movies. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#42. I'm a naturally open person - some might say radically open. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#43. I have never wanted to claim I know what is best for Israel. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#44. It's really easy to be funny. You get a lot of funny people in a room, the show is funny. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#45. It's really easy to do sad; you just put on some sad music and write dramatically - everybody can do that. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#46. The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it's kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#47. It's hard enough to be a lady writer. Doubly hard to be a funny lady writer. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#48. In most shows, there's usually a hero or a protagonist, and even if there are multiple heroes or protagonists, most shows try and make it so you really always know who's the good guy and who's the bad guy. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#49. For clothes, I like this little store on Fountain, Matrushka Construction. Beth Ann Whittaker and Laura Howe make amazing things. You can get a designer skirt with cool embroidery for 40 bucks instead of $400 or $4,000. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#50. I love TV, I love writing, but I love movements more. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#51. For me, when I'm not working, the day goes by so fast. I never have enough time - getting a manicure, getting a pedicure, getting my workout in, making sure that I ate healthy. Those things can become treacherous to the mind. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#52. I really like writing television, and I like the collaborative writers room feeling. It's ten people, and you're together every day laughing your heads off. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#53. Normally, you cast a pilot, and you have to make compromises about being political about who you cast. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#54. Femininity in and of itself - and the feminine - can be not only privileged, but honored or worshipped. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#55. On Sunday morning, it's Brooklyn Bagels on Beverly Boulevard. We get them hot. Then we walk some of the famous Silver Lake steps or hike in the hills to the highest vantage point to see the reservoir. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#56. I haven't made art about Israel. There's a covert subtext of Jewish identity in my artwork. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#57. I think I've always had that struggle my whole life, of feeling a little bit more gender-neutral, feeling more comfortable as a creative person when I'm dressed like a boy, when I'm dressed more masculine. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#58. I've been writing about misogyny for 20 years and trying to understand what femininity means for my entire career. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#59. If you're in a room and can be seen by actors, you need to understand that you can be felt by them. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#60. All writing is propaganda for the self. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#61. My interest in community is what fuels my work as a writer, more than just wanting to write or just wanting to have a TV show. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#62. My sister and I created a show called 'The Real Life Brady Bunch,' which was sort of a theatrical sensation that got us attention in L.A. and New York. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#63. I used to think that, when I was a director, I would have a very specific vision of what everything would look like, but now I am more of a camp counselor. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#64. I said to my parents that I don't even know if there should be an Israel. And they were just so upset and hurt. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#65. Fear of anti-Semitism almost is part of our religion. Throughout time Jewish people have experienced traumas that we relive in a lot of the things we celebrate. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#66. By recognizing your own vulnerability you can recognize and identify with the vulnerability in others. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#67. That was something that I learned from Alan Ball from "Six Feet Under." He didn't really like to have too many pop culture references because they don't really hold up after a few years. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#68. I'm a minimalist Jew, but on Friday night, I celebrate Shabbat. At sundown, we light candles, say the blessing, and I don't turn on my computer for 24 hours. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#69. I think, because of the Internet, we're not looking at the very, very narrow channels for distribution that there used to be. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#70. In my own work I am invested in art as a way to break through impasses, whether those impasses are personal, social, or political. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#71. You have to totally change the way that society's structured in order to being to heal. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#72. I want to single out Kathryn Hahn's performance in Jill Soloway's film 'Afternoon Delight,' which in my opinion should have been nominated for an Oscar. I think it's one of the greatest female performances I've ever seen on screen, and I think she's wildly talented. - Author: Amy Landecker
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#73. You must speak the vision of your project in a way that convinces people to pay for it. If they won't pay for it, that is the artist's fault. It is my fault. It is your fault. It is not the executive's fault or the world's. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#74. Years of my life were lived knowing that I'd get a book out of them one day. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#75. For me to be able to punch above my weight creatively, to actually take a stand for what I was doing, I had to take on everything. I had to be the person who says, 'I wrote it. I directed it.' - Author: Jill Soloway
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#76. I think of myself as a producer. As a producer and as a showrunner, I already understand what it meant to gather people into a room and step back, to create the boundaries of 'everything's okay' to allow TV writers to go to their craziest places. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#77. I'm embarrassed that people will know that I can't ride a bicycle. For years, I have been feigning bad ankles and saying I wasn't in the mood for a bike ride. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#78. I'm constantly confused about how to dress. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#79. I really relate to the feeling of falling in love 10 times a day and wishing I could never stop falling in love. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#80. I've always wondered what it means to the Republican Party to be pro-Israel. My husband says that is is because certain sects of Christianity need Jews in Israel for the second coming. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#81. It's a struggle every day to get people to invest financially in portrayals of women that aren't satisfying to straight white men. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#82. I love a kind of shambling outsider protagonist who always feels like they're 'other.' - Author: Jill Soloway
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#83. I've been playing with this idea in my mind that the hero's journey that we're all taught as screenwriters may resonate more specifically for male protagonists and maybe even male viewers. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#84. It's really just a freedom that we have with Amazon to push ourselves creatively. It allowed me to say, you know, okay this is going to be a little half-hour film here to start the season. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#85. It will feel boring when you're bingeing. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#86. I always wanted to find my voice and claim my tone, but I was doing it through the steps of being a TV writer. I had the executive producer title. I was running the room. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#87. From the moment you say 'action,' this is the fun part - things should happen that surprise you, excite you, scare you, turn you on, make you laugh. If things aren't surprising you, when you say 'cut,' whisper things to the actors that will make them do things that do surprise you. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#88. I was talking to my friend who's Israeli and she said that from the moment you're born, you're taught to hate the Palestinians. That's it. That's your life. That's what you learn from day one. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#89. I love the Army-Navy surplus store Surplus Value Center. They have really good long underwear and multicolored bandanas, cool camo jackets, and really, really scary-looking knives. If you're into that sort of thing. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#90. Watching 'Girls,' it was really angering for me at first, because I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#91. My purpose as an artist is to heal the divided feminine in our culture. Well, okay wait, that sounds incredibly cheesy and like something a massage therapist might do at Esalen. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#92. I've been told by people I respect that flashbacks only work if they have their own narrative, but they can't be part of the present narrative. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#93. At East Side Jews, we can take a risk because it isn't all about the rules. I started it to create a space for all those people who wouldn't go to temple because they were scared of getting the rules wrong. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#94. I think generational trauma also plays a big part in the reactions to Israeli politics. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#95. Some of you guys are going to boo, but I'm going to say it anyway. I don't like dogs. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#96. I just feel like content is content; people want to see it resonate. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#97. One of the things that feels so challenging is how questioning Israel and the idea of a Jewish state somehow opens the door for other sorts of questions - and wounds. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#98. Getting into Sundance is a certain sort of passport to a level of anxiety I've never experienced, even having had a baby in the NICU for a week. For about ten minutes, you're a world-class director. Then you become an entry-level, harried, low level concierge with absolutely no juice. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#99. I still see storytelling for men by men that is always reinforcing the male gaze. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#100. It's interesting to think about the history of Israel in relation to the history of the U.S.. There were Native Americans living here that U.S. settlers totally displaced, and that narrative is not connected with the Isreal-Palestinian struggle at all. - Author: Jill Soloway
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