• Canadian filmmaker John Greyson Boycotts Tel Aviv Int’l LGBT Film Festival

    March 7, 2009 TLVFEST / Yair Hochner Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, 2 Sprinzak St, 64738, Tel Aviv, Israel yairho@bezeqint.net Dear Yair: After much wrestling with these difficult issues, I”ve come to a decision: I can”t show Fig Trees in your festival, and I can”t go forward with my proposed film shoot in Israel. This choice has been […]

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  • No Dancing Around The Issues

    by Eric Herschthal Staff Writer Ticket holders for Batsheva Dance Company”s show in Brooklyn last Thursday got another dance for free. More than twenty protestors staged an Arabic folk dance called dabke, chanted anti-Israel slogans, and held up signs with phrases like “Batsheva, Proud Ambassador of War Crimes” as part of a new focus to […]

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  • An Open Letter to Mira Awad: Do not help Israel whitewash its atrocities in the Gaza Strip!

    PACBI | 8 March 2009 PACBI — Ramallah, Occupied Palestine, March 8, 2009 Palestinian artists and intellectuals in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip are disappointed by the news of your intention to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is writing […]

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  • New York Protesters Call for Boycott of Israeli Dance Company

    by Adalah-NY Thursday Mar 5th, 2009 10:32 PM About 30 protesters gathered this evening to call upon New Yorkers to boycott the Israeli dance troupe Batsheva Dance Company at their performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)”s Howard Gilman Opera House. Dance performance attendees and passersby stopped to watch as the protesters danced their […]

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  • Bodies in Motion. And at Rest.

    Andrea Scarpino Los Angeles I love public radio. I listen to KCRW my local NPR station, while cooking, while driving in the car, while cleaning the apartment, sometimes even while eating dinner. So during this year”s winter fundraising drive, after listening to the station managers plead with listeners to donate more money to offset our […]

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  • USACBI’s Batsheva Protest at UCLA

    Photographs from the protest at UCLA. The posters and banners on clothesline were made by Edie Pistolesi, with the help of her students; these b&w posters were made by Emma Rosenthal of Cafe Intifada, a cultural group. All the photos were taken by Marvin A. Gluck, except one, which was taken by Samir Twair for […]

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  • Protesters speak out against Israeli incursion into Gaza

    Juliana Gabrovsky Published: Monday, March 2, 2009 Approximately 50 people protested outside Royce Hall at the performance of Israel”s Batsheva Dance Company on Saturday night in hopes of drawing attention to the recent Israeli incursion into Gaza. The protest was organized by the recently created U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, […]

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  • Updated: Art vigil will protest Israeli dance troupe’s L.A. show

    The first planned action from a newly organized U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is an ad-hoc display of political art protesting another presentation of art: the performance Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall by Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Edie Pistolesi, an art professor at Cal State Northridge, said she has […]

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  • Joan Manuel Serrat: “I sing better in the language they forbid me” – So do not be part of those forbidding our freedom!!!

    February 26, 2009 PACBI — Ramallah, Occupied Palestine, February 26, 2009 The Palestinian community of artists and intellectuals was shocked by the news of your plans to organise a musical tour of Israel in May, despite its continued grave oppression of the Palestinian people and only a few months after its heinous war crimes and […]

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