Wednesday, October 27, 2010

(NEWS) South African Opera Rejects Call To Cancel Israel Tour

"Desmond Tutu says by bringing int'l artists to perform, TA Opera House 'advances Israel's fallacious claim to being a 'civilized democracy.''

Cape Town's renowned opera troupe has rejected a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in Israel scheduled next month.

The opera's managing director Michael Williams said in a statement Wednesday that the opera would not take a political position and cut cultural ties with Israel or the Palestinian territory."

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