Well, there is a myth about the Israeli media being left wing, and it's like the silliest thing. I know that this is how they would want to see themselves, but it's very far... because the left in Israeli is a kind of an elite, and the media would like to see itself as part of that elite, but it has nothing to do with basic ideas of socialism, or democracy, or truth or justice. But the Israeli media really so easily just bring to the people what the army wants them to tell the people, they hardly ever investigate anything. Even the picture that you see if somebody is reporting from Gaza, he is not really inside, he's just standing at the checkpoint and he calls it reporting from Gaza and tells us what the army spokesperson tells him to say.
The conflict is one aspect of the Israeli and Palestinian society, but the Palestinian society, like the Israeli one, is a whole entity, and there is so much more going on there that we don't know about. I was amazed by the amount of art projects going on just in Ramallah since I started working here. If the Israelis knew that these people are trying to live their lives as normally as they can under the circumstances, that these are people who are interested in art and in movies, and they have scientists, maybe we would learn to look at them differently. We know so much more about what is going on in America than in any given place on earth, and we don't know anything about those who really live next door. So for me that is really the number one task of what we are trying to do.