Cultural Boycott

 

VIDEO: The Case For Cultural & Academic Boycott Of Israel

with introduction from Ken Loach Speakers Ben White, Mike Cushman, Rafeef Ziadah, Ronnie Barkan

 

In the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression,

We, Palestinian academics and intellectuals, call upon our colleagues in the international community to comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid, by applying the following:

Refrain from participation in any form of academic and cultural cooperation, collaboration or joint projects with Israeli institutions;

Advocate a comprehensive boycott of Israeli institutions at the national and international levels, including suspension of all forms of funding and subsidies to these institutions;

Promote divestment and disinvestment from Israel by international academic institutions;

Work toward the condemnation of Israeli policies by pressing for resolutions to be adopted by academic, professional and cultural associations and organizations;

Support Palestinian academic and cultural institutions directly without requiring them to partner with Israeli counterparts as an explicit or implicit condition for such support.

 

Latest News and Articles on Cultural Boycott Campaign

BRAND ISRAEL EXPOSED AS PLYMOUTH PROTESTS ROUND OFF BATSHEVA UK TOUR

  • The last of two nights of peaceful but noisy protest at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, southwest England, on Saturday November 24, rounded off almost a month of action  directed at Israel’s Batsheva Ensemble – the junior arm of world renowned Batsheva Dance Company which is hailed by Israel’s right-wing leaders as its best “cultural ambassador”.

 

 

  • Artists’ group tells Globe – Listen to Palestinians, don’t play Tel Aviv April 6, 2016 UPDATE: Globe actors defend playing in Israel “regardless of politics” Shakespeare’s Globe theatre has ignored Palestinian appeals and the good counsel of a number of their UK peers by going ahead with their performance of Hamlet at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv on March 30. Showing  either ignorance of, or disregard for the highly politicised nature of culture in ...
  • Mark Rylance’s boycott of Israel stirs anger March 9, 2016 Mark Rylance won an Oscar, but the “Bridge of Spies” actor lost some fans this week with his boycott of Israel. Rylance is one of 1,100 British artists, musicians, actors, etc., who signed the Artists for Palestine UK’s “artists’ pledge.” It says: “We support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. In response to the call from ...
  • Top Oscar nominees invited to witness Palestinian life under Israeli occupation February 28, 2016 Top Oscar nominees invited to witness Palestinian life under Israeli occupation February 28, 2016 Re-posted from Artists for Palestine UK Oscar nominees in the top acting and directing categories, as well as the host at tonight’s ceremony, Chris Rock, have received invitations from a coalition of groups to visit Palestine and experience life through the eyes of Palestinians living ...
  • ‘Art is the velvet glove on Israel’s iron fist’ – Brian Eno in Apollo magazine January 30, 2016 (First posted in www.artistsforpalestine.org.uk) International art magazine Apollo devotes its December double-page  Forum discussion to the question, “Are artists justified in boycotting Israel?” The debate can be viewed online here. We review it below. Explaining why his answer to the magazine’s question is “Yes”,  composer Brian Eno traces his personal journey from idealistic sympathy with Israel in the 1960s to ...
  • ARTISTS VERDICT: CULTURAL BRIDGES WITH ISRAEL LEAD NOWHERE October 27, 2015 ARTISTS VERDICT: CULTURAL BRIDGES WITH ISRAEL LEAD NOWHERE http://artistsforpalestine.org.uk/2015/10/27/artists-verdict-cultural-bridges-with-israel-lead-nowhere/   The appearance last week of some famous UK cultural names on a statement defending Israel against boycott has sparked a wave of incredulity and outrage from fellow artists. Artists, actors, writers, editors, musicians and filmmakers are among those queuing up to defend the boycott tactic after JK Rowling, Hilary ...
  • Make Apartheid History – Linking Palestine, South Africa and American civil rights July 22, 2015   Make Apartheid History, the follow-up to Bethlehem Unwrapped, launched online on Saturday 18th July, and held its first event at London’s Southbank with a programme of poetry and prose linking civil rights, anti-apartheid, and Palestinian solidarity movements. Edited highlights of performances by Paterson Joseph, Miriam Margolyes, Kika Markham, Leila Sansour, Jeremy Hardy and Sam West are here. Hardy’s unscripted rationale ...
  • UK ARTISTS’ PLEDGE FOR PALESTINE ATTRACTS 1000 NAMES March 20, 2015 A new organisation, Artists for Palestine UK, has mobilised hundreds of UK artists in support of Palestinian rights  and produced a booklet arguing The Case for a Cultural Boycott of Israel. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. On February 14, a letter in the Guardian announced that 700 UK signatories, representing every field of the arts, ...
  • Nigel Kennedy Condemns BBC’s “Censorship and Imperial Lack of Impartiality” August 20, 2013 The following statement has been issued on behalf of violin maestro Nigel Kennedy in response to the BBC’s decision to censor a remark he made during a Prom concert with young Palestinian musicians on August 8 (see here for details). Will the BBC now have the courage to restore Kennedy’s comment to its rightful place in ...

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