When anti-Israel propagandists promote cultural bridges: to cheer or jeer?

When anti-Israel propagandists promote cultural bridges: to cheer or jeer?

When anti-Israel propagandists promote cultural bridges: to cheer or jeer?

“Every performance is a testimony to the power of music to break down barriers, to promote cultural understanding and to build bridges between communities,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Certainly, artistic collaboration promotes cultural understanding among the participants and serves as a symbol of hope for the public. By seeking to prevent such associations, the cultural Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel does the entire world a terrible disservice.  

The elephant in the room, however, is the orchestra’s co-founder, the late academic and source of much of the anti-Israel propaganda that circulates today, Prof. Edward Said.JNS.LOGO

 

 

 

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