• Palestine and the Cultural Boycott

    April 2009, by Rafeef Ziadah. Since its inception Israel has taken great pains to destroy all signs of Palestinian culture and target Palestinians who chose cultural production as their method of resistance. Edward Said explained “Culture is a way of fighting against extinction and obliteration”, and it is basic to colonial policy to present the […]

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  • London hall cancels Independence Day show over Gaza op

    Reputable theater in UK refuses to host Israeli show celebrating nation’s 61st birthday due to pressure by rights groups following Israeli offensive in Strip London’s Bloomsbury Theatre decided Tuesday to cancel a planned Independence Day show organized by the Zionist Federation of Britain and Ireland. The Bloomsbury was set to host a show celebrating Israel’s […]

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  • Outrage over Israeli It Ain’t Half Hot Mum-style show

    Critics condemn London show featuring Israeli Defence Force dance troupe as ‘ghoulish and retrograde’ * Haroon Siddique * guardian.co.uk, Monday 20 April 2009 09.40 BST An Israeli Defence Force song-and-dance troupe is to perform in London at a show to commemorate the founding of Israel, provoking anger among groups that campaign for the rights of […]

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  • Scottish PSC Press Release – Support the Right to Boycott Israel

    Support the right to Boycott Apartheid Israel! Please meet outside the Sheriff Court at 9.30am on Friday 17th April. The five Scottish PSC members who were arrested when they disrupted the performance of the Israeli-state-sponsored Jerusalem Quartet at last August”s Edinburgh Festival will be at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Chambers St) on Friday from 9.30am. In […]

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  • Cultural solidarity in Quebec: An interview with filmmaker Malcolm Guy

    Stefan Christoff, The Electronic Intifada, 7 April 2009 An important development in the growing international campaign for a cultural boycott of Israel has recently taken place in Quebec, Canada. Documentary filmmaker Malcolm Guy made media headlines last year for withdrawing from a jury for a key award for Tolerance in Cinema at the Rendez-vous du […]

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  • UNESCO should join cultural boycott

    Rahela Mizrahi, The Electronic Intifada, 1 April 2009 When schools under the United Nations flag are targeted, when children are targeted, when a whole population is systematically deprived of food and water, sanitation and electricity, the various UN agencies affected should not be content with protest alone — they should live up to their responsibility […]

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  • Lebanese Campaign for the Boycott of Zionism

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  • Emergency appeal to UNESCO to exclude Israel from its membership and a call for joining the cultural and academic boycott of Israel

    The Arabic version of this article, translated by Samah Idris, is available at http://www.adabmag.com/node/178. * The author, Rahela Mizrahi, signed the Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel in 2006. She has a 1st degree in fine arts from the Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem and is currently completing her 2nd degree writing on the […]

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  • NY Times offers the rationale for the cultural boycott of Israel

    Three days after carrying Stanley Fish’s argument against the academic boycott of Israel, the Times may have unwittingly offered the best argument for the cultural boycott. Ethan Bronner’s front page article “After Gaza, Israel Grapples With Crisis of Isolation” outlines Israel’s efforts to “rebrand” itself after the war in Gaza. Bronner notes that the Israeli […]

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  • Omar Barghouthi on the cultural boycott of Israel

    A panel discussion with Omar Barghouthi, co-founder of PACBI, in New York on March 9. The panel was part of Israeli apartheid week. The title: “The Art of Resistance: Culture and the Boycott of Israel.” [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.797968&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about "Omar Barghouthi on the cultural boyco…", posted with vodpod

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