Some Thoughts about Boycotts - 3 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lemez Lovas
    • 27.08.06 | 22:23 (IDT)

    This last point is the crucial one here: 'Democratic and anti-racist South African artists who seek to perform outside South Africa should be permitted to do so without fear of ostracism or boycott.' It is self evident that if a boycott hurts the people it intends to help, then it should be re-thought. Israeli activists (& film makers) are at the very forefront of the international campaign for justice in Palestine (see the programme of the Jerusalem Film Festival 2006). So what type of boycott of Israeli culture is being proposed? A blanket boycott of anyone with an Israeli passport? This has some obvious problems - eg Paradise Now is an Israeli co-production; §1 Palestinian hiphop crew DAM live in Israel. A boycott based on ethnicity - boycotting only Israeli Jews? Or one based on political views - forcing artists to sign declarations before they are allowed to perform? The call for a boycott is perhaps not as simple as it may seem. Peace, Lemez www.freemuse.org

    from the article: British director Ken Loach backs Palestinian call for boycott on Israel
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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