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    • 27.09.09 | 15:39 (IST)

    Roni Segoly, the Israeli coordinator of Combatants for Peace, said Israelis in the group decided to support the Palestinians' call to boycott the event. We are against any boycott against Israel or Palestine, but we do not support the settlement project," he told The Media Line. "Since all Palestinian organizations decided to object to his performance in Israel, we decided to stand by them." "What Mr. Cohen did was out of his good will," Segoly said. "But it wasn't planned well and became a big political mess. If indeed he wants to promote peace, then he should do it in a way that allows us to support him. Discount Bank, a sponsor of his performance, is the symbol of the settlement project for Palestinians." Read more: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7016497954?Despite%20Poisoning%20and%20Boycott,%20Leonard%20Cohen%20Performs%20in%20Israel#ixzz0SJWkiKUr

    from the article: The cowardice, the vanity, the sin of boycotting Israel
    First published 08:17 27.09.09 | Last updated 07:50 28.09.09
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