Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where is Israel? Update I

Remember the boycotted performing arts center?  Some politicians want to cut the artists' funding, because of the boycott.  Now there is an online petition supporting the artists doing the boycott.

This goes straight to something we've been talking about on this blog:  freedom of speech.  Some performers are upset about a new arts center, that is built in a town on the other side of the Green Line, in the West Bank.  So these people are boycotting it.  Apparently the right-wing Israeli politicians don't believe you should be allowed to have an opinion that disagrees with them.  So these politicians are trying to get rid of any government funding for said boycotters.  So much for democracy in Israel.

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