Author Alice Walker has denied a request from an Israeli publisher to release a Hebrew edition of her novel, "The Color Purple."
The book details the struggle of black women in the South in the 1930s.
In a letter to Yediot Books she said it was because Israel is "guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people."
She says she grew up under "American apartheid" and says Israeli's treatment of Palestinians is worse than blacks in South Africa.
Given that the “book details the struggle of black women in the South in the 1930s” and Walker "grew up under 'American apartheid'," it’s a wonder that she ever consented to have her book published in English.