Sunday, August 29, 2010

(NEWS) Knesset Bill To Cut Funding Of Leftist Artists Boycotting Ariel

"Knesset Members are threatening to cut off funding for more than 30 artists who say they refuse to appear in a new theater to open in November in the city of Ariel, home to 17,000 Israelis, because it is located in Samaria. Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman called the performers part of a small minority of extremists, many of whom are in the performing arts.

The artists and actors wrote in a letter to the national management of theaters in Israel that no performances should be held in Judea and Samaria, but rather only 'within the Green Line,' a term that designates Israel's borders before the Six Day War. They claimed it was 'against their consciences.'"

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