The Holocaust Myth and the Massacre of Palestinians Conference began work last Wednesday in Cairo and was considerably welcomed by researchers and politicians. Leader of the Arab Socialist Party of Egypt Wahid Al Aqsari in a speech said the claim that Jews were killed by Hitler comes to portray Zionists as innocent and save them from being condemned for their crimes against Palestinians. He added that their claim is an exaggeration because only 3 million people were killed in World War II. He also said there is no sign that there were gas cambers in Nazi Germany.The Iranians are a well-rounded people. Besides Holocaust Myth Conferences, they are obviously also into belles lettres, and they're not afraid of Virginia Woolf. ISNA reports on "Virginia Woolf night in Tehran":
The memory of the 20th century British writer, Virginia Woolf was honored at Iran's Artists Home, here.Got that?
In the ceremony, the editor of Bokhara Literary Monthly, Ali Dehbashi and the Iranian short story writer, Nahid Tabatabaei presented a brief biography of Woolf and also discussed her obvious influence on her contemporary colleagues as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century.
"In the 1920's there initiated a movement entitled "New Women" in Britain and the U.S. that ignited a new fire in women's call for independence," stated Tabatabaei.
"Women's opposition with the present laws led their demands and needs to the newspapers of the time and thereon to story writing. So that by the end of the 19 century we had more than 100 novels and thousands of short stories that concentrated on the Women themes," she went on to say.
"The second half of the 19th century was a time for the acceleration of women rights and modifications. New questions were posed for and by women: What is the nature of women? What is their role? What is their destiny? All these questions were classified as women questions," she added.[...]
"What is the nature of women? What is their role? What is their destiny?"
Women questions? I don't know, these are precisely the questions that bothered me since puberty
Of course, now the urgency of these questions subsided for me, but I might venture a guess that there are few other males who are concerned with same. Maybe even in Iran...
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