Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Unacknowledged Legislators Speak Out In Israel For Peace And For The Two State Solution

"[A] group of Israeli actors, directors and playwrights [has] declared that they would not take part in productions at a new performing arts center in Ariel. Their letter drew a statement of support by a group of prominent Israeli authors and intellectuals, and more than 150 Israeli academicians announced that they would not lecture or join seminars at the Ariel University Center or in any other settlement, because they were in occupied territory.

The statement by the theater professionals caused an uproar and was condemned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a boycott "from within." But the debate raised the question of whether there was indeed a public consensus that Ariel, which appears on Israeli weather maps and highway signs, should become part of Israel in any future peace agreement with the Palestinians."

Joel Greenberg "Israeli enclave thrust into debate' Washington Post September 13, 2010

Header credit: Palestinian victim of Israeli occupation. (c) Copyright controlled.


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