cultural boycott

Filmmakers challenge Israel "spotlight" at this year's Locarno Festival

Palestinian and international artists express “deep concern” over Israeli-government-funded festival plans to promote Israeli cinema.

How The Guardian told me to steer clear of Palestine

“Progressive” newspaper gives a platform to Israel’s racists. 

From besieged Gaza to Tricky: show us solidarity and boycott apartheid Israel

Given that Israel is involved in grave violations of international law and human rights, this letter from Gaza urges Tricky not to be complicit in entertaining apartheid and to cancel his upcoming gig in Israel.

More than 700 UK artists pledge to boycott Israel

List features big-name writers, musicians, actors.

British conflict charity teams up with Israel-promoting indie band

Ride singer Mark Gardener claims to “play music to the people without prejudice.”

San Francisco gay film fest to challenge pinkwashing of Israel's crimes

Israel is “attempting to co-opt the queer struggle for liberation,” organizers of San Francisco festival warn.

Rebel songs to rap: the history of Palestine's music

Sarah Irving
22 December 2014

Three new books help dispel many Western myths about music and culture in the Middle East.

“You inspire me,” Alicia Keys tells singer who fundraises for Israeli army

Alicia Keys (center) posing with Idan Raichel (left) and Ali Paris aka Ali Amr (right)  PHOTO: Alicia Keys on Facebook
Why is an artist who just declared her commitment to social justice so closely tied to Idan Raichel, an advocate of the Israeli army who endorses torture?

Video: French activists seize stage at Israel-backed film festival

Dozens of activists disrupted an Israeli-government backed film screening at the Cinemed 2014 festival in Montpellier, France, forcing the showing to be abandoned.

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