• We Refuse to be Complicit! Declaration of Swiss Artists Responding to the Palestinian Appeal for Solidarity

    The following Swiss artists signed a declaration in response to the Israeli “Culturescapes” festival, scheduled to bring Brand Israel to Switzerland: When Israel, through the Culturescapes festival, conducts a wide public relations campaign in Switzerland, when the program Swiss Season invites Swiss artists to present their works in prestigious venues in Israel, the undersigned artists […]

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  • An Open Letter from Gaza to Mireille Mathieu: Boycott Apartheid in the Name of Love!

    Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine The following call was issued by artists and musicians in Gaza, calling upon Mireille Mathieu to respect the boycott and cancel her performance in Tel Aviv: Dear Mireille Mathieu, We are a group of artists, musicians and singers from Gaza. It has come to our knowledge that you have plans to […]

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  • Open Letter to MF Doom: Don’t entertain a doomed apartheid regime!

    The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel issued to following call to MF Doom, calling upon him to respect the Palestinian call for academic and cultural boycott: It is with great disappointment that the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has learned of your scheduled performance […]

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  • Placebo Effect: Lawsuit Might Boost BDS Campaign in Lebanon

    The following article was printed in Al-Akhbar English on November 10, 2011. To act in support of the campaign, sign on to this statement. By: Sanaa Khoury A lawsuit against BDS activists in Beirut has ignited a debate about freedom of expression and is shaping up to be a landmark case in Lebanese courts. The […]

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  • Jerusalem String Quartet met by protests across North America

    USACBI initiated a call for North America-wide protests against a tour of the Jerusalem String Quartet. The Quartet, a project of the Jerusalem Music Centre, and a longtime part of “Brand Israel” efforts to associate Israel with art and culture rather than apartheid and occupation, was met by protests in Costa Mesa, California; Vancouver, BC; […]

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  • BDS Success: Yardbirds cancel concert in Israel

    From the Refrain Playing Israel blog, great news about a cancellation by the Yardbirds: Many Yardbird fans are thrilled to hear that these British legends, famous for the unmatched single “For Your Love,” will not play in apartheid Israel.   Professor Haim Bresheeth, Mike Cushman, Professor Adah Kay, and Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, calling themselves “ancient geezers,” wrote an OPEN LETTER […]

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  • Stand in Solidarity with Lebanese BDS activists

    The following call comes from the Green Resistance blog.  It is published on the website of the Lebanese Campaign for the Boycott of Zionism. Please send all sign-ons to rania.z.masri@gmail.com: Samah Idriss, director of Dar al-Adab publishing house, received a court summons [recently] from Beirut”s commerce court. Idriss is implicated in a lawsuit for his […]

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  • Zdob si Zdub: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel

    Republished from Refrain Playing Israel: Lately some musical artists have voiced that they had not heard of the cultural boycott of Israel, or they would have never scheduled to play in Israel.  Tuba Skinny, of New Orleans was due to play for the Israeli Red Sea Jazz Festival, and just days before, they cancelled [2] […]

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  • Call to Action: Boycott the Jerusalem String Quartet North America Tour!

    QUARTET FIDDLES WHILE PALESTINE BURNS – BOYCOTT THE JERUSALEM STRING QUARTET! Join a local protest or organize your local action – contact us at usacbi@usacbi.org! The Jerusalem String Quartet is embarking on a North American tour from October 2-16, 2011 (visiting Vancouver, BC; Costa Mesa, CA; Tucson, AZ; Logan, UT; Downers Grove, a Chicago suburb, […]

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  • Mike Leigh defends suspended Philharmonic musicians

    From the BBC: Director Mike Leigh is among figures who have expressed “dismay” at the suspension of four London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) players who opposed an Israeli performance at the BBC Proms. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, actress Miriam Margolyes was also among those calling it a “harsh punishment”. The 117 signatories urged […]

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