By DANIEL J. WAKIN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
Published: February 19, 2010
Advocates for Palestinian rights have called for a boycott of the Israel Ballet, which is performing Sunday at Brooklyn College. The advocates said that there would be protests at the college”s Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to denounce what they call Israel”s “apartheid and colonial policies,” part of a broader call by some critics of Israel”s treatment of Palestinians for a boycott of Israel in cultural and academic circles. The protest was announced on Friday by the group Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East. Israel”s Batsheva Dance Company faced similar protests during an American tour last year.