publish date 2021-11-18 13:39:24
Compass – All international, Arab and Palestinian artists announced their refusal to participate in the so-called “Jerusalem International Oud Festival”, organized by the “Confederation House” Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the occupation government, and the occupation municipality in occupied Jerusalem, and its activities will start on Thursday.
The Palestinian campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of “Israel” saluted all the artists who refused to participate in the festival.
The campaign said in a statement, “As a result of years of local and international campaigns calling for anti-normalization and the cultural boycott of Israel that it led with its partners, we witness this year the failure of the festival to attract any international participation and to persuade Palestinian artists to participate in its normalization activities, with the exception of an isolated group originally involved in normalization and insists on it.”
The campaign had called for a boycott of this festival for its role in employing art in order to cover up the Israeli crimes against our people, and because it promotes colonization and the Israeli cultural appropriation of our Arab Palestinian culture and arts.
It renewed its call for a boycott of the Oud Festival and all international Israeli festivals aimed at polishing the crimes of the settler-colonial regime and Israeli apartheid with art.
The campaign emphasized that “our collective awareness of the danger of this activity and our response to it is what led to its failure this year.”
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