THE TIMES OF ISRAEL JUNE 30, 2017 BY JESSICA STEINBERG —
Another wave of cancellations.
This time at a fine art exhibition in northern Israel. Less than a month ago Tel Aviv’s LGBTQ film festival saw 4 cancellations due to boycott pressure. Arab boycotts of the Wonder Woman movie (because of its star, Gal Gadot, is Israeli) continue to percolate.
BDS’s most recent target is the Mediterranean Biennale, an art event is to create a platform for dialogue and coexistence through art. The artists who asked to have their works removed are of Algerian, Moroccan and Lebanese descent, though they currently reside in France and England.
Another artist participating in this biennial art exhibit promoting peace puts a fine point on it, open “I get it: If these artists show in Israel, and their friends find out, they’ll ask questions.”