Friday, August 13, 2010

(NEWS) 150 Irish Artists Pledge To Boycott Israel

"A CULTURAL boycott of Israel was launched yesterday, with more than 150 Irish artists announcing that they intend not to perform or exhibit in Israel, or to accept any funding from institutions linked to the Israeli government.

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) said it was in protest at Israel’s 'treatment of the Palestinian people'.

Raymond Deane of the IPSC cited a statement from the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 2005 saying they considered culture a propaganda tool.

He said: 'Artists who perform there are backing it [the Israeli government] whether they like it or not.'"

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