Call for a cultural boycott of Israel
/../ in a letter in the Guardian, the 94, including the renowned author John Berger; UK musicians and song-writers Brian Eno and Leon Rosselson; filmmakers Sophie Fiennes, Elia Suleiman and Haim Bresheeth; documentary maker Jenny Morgan; singer Reem Kelani; writers Arundhati Roy, Ahdaf Soueif, and Eduardo Galeano, call on their colleagues:
"not to visit, exhibit or perform in Israel."
The letter comes after the August 2006 statement issued by Palestinian filmmakers, artists, writers, and other cultural workers calling for a cultural boycott of Israel. The statement can be viewed at: http://www.pacbi.org/boycott_news_more.php?id=315_0_1_0_C The Berger letter, signed by artists from across Europe, North and South America, as well as Palestinians and Israelis, reads: “There is a fragile ceasefire in Lebanon, albeit daily violated by Israeli overflights. Meanwhile the day to day brutality of the Israeli army in Gaza and the West Bank continues. Ten Palestinians are killed for every Israeli death /../ [link]
And Haitham Sabbah selected photos "to sum up all that can be said to describe the Israeli massacre in Gaza today"
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