Hamas is a pale image of Jewish Irgun and Lehi gangs, says Jewish author Donald Neff.
I don’t recall the warmongering Benjamin Netanyahu ever claimed that Palestinian Islamic resistance Hamas posses a bomb. But Israeli-born New York city based Jewish playwright, director and actor Misha Shulman’s play, Martyrs Street, claims that the Zionist entity is threatened more by Israeli extremist Jew settlers than Hamas.
The Martyrs Street is produced as part of the so-called Jewish Play Project with the agenda of Israel’s legitimacy.
Directed by Ian Morgan, the drama is set in the West Bank city of Hebron where extremist Jews carried a massacre of Muslim worshipers in 1994. A group of militant Jew settlers buy a bomb from Hamas to settle score with an anti-settler Jew group in occupied Jerusalem.
The Zionist joke is that the so-called Islamic bomb which Hamas agrees to sell to the Jew settlers, was in fact made by two Israelis; an Orthodox Jew settler from Brooklyn named Dvorah, and a secular Palestinian named Nimer.
Shulman says that Hamas sold the bomb in order to start a civil among Jews which would help Palestinian cause in the play. Maybe Shulman never read American Jew Jack Bernstein’s biography in which he claims that European Jew settlers have been at throats of other Jews and Natives since 1948.
The play is based on Misha’s envisions of the Zionist entity in 2030, radicalized and yet seeking peace. A tense, taut thriller with messianic overtones, Martyrs Street is shown currently at the Theater for the New City.
Shulman, a former commander of the Israel Occupation Force (IOF), hopes that his plays will influence Israeli politics to get people to see the value of coexistence. However, Shulman worries that people will feel depressed that nothing will ever change. But he remains hopeful that America can play a role, by applying pressure on the Zionist regime to end the occupation.
“Shulman’s plays often confront Jewish ethical conundrums like national duty and collective guilt from the viewpoint of a liberal Israeli dissident. A New Yorker now, he is founding director of the School for Creative Judaism and is currently in training to become a rabbi. Shulman’s first TNC production, “The Fist” (2004), portrayed the dilemma of Israeli Army refuseniks. Some of the dialogue was based on personal statements of Israeli army reservists who signed a public letter stating that they refused to serve in the West Bank and Gaza strip. His next TNC production, “Desert Sunrise” (2005), was a “tragedy with hope” that portrayed an encounter in the South Hebron Hills between an Israeli soldier, a Palestinian shepherd and a young, tormented Palestinian woman, revealing possibilities for “ta’ayush” (living together),” wrote Broadway World com. on February 24, 2015.