An Iron Dome Against the Cultural Boycott of Israel
Proponents of the cultural boycott want to prevent international audiences from experiencing Israeli art, and want to cut the flow of world art going into Israel. To see this solely as an Israeli problem, however, is to look into the wrong end of the binoculars.
The cultural boycott eviscerates the role of artists to create change and build bridges, and it undermines the ideal that it is the individual, not a politically motivated third party, who should decide what he or she wishes to experience. It is a direct assault on one of the free world’s most valued treasures: freedom of artistic expression.