Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hatred has no use for music and art

No explanations needed.

Two recent cancellations:

Palestinian anger with Barenboim prompts him to cancel Ramallah visit

Leonard Cohen
concert planned in Ramallah on the West Bank in September has been cancelled


Previous scandals involving music and cancellations:

One voice concert in Jericho- cancelled

A West Bank peace concert for supporters of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel has been called off because of security concerns, the organizer said late Thursday. The concert was to have been held simultaneously in a football stadium in the Jericho and in a park in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Oct. 18.

The New York-based One Voice organization said the concerts were aimed at bolstering its campaign to collect one million signatures of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians demanding that their leaders sit down and finalize an agreement on a Palestinian state living at peace with Israel.
The concerts were to have been free, but concertgoers would have been asked to sign the One Voice petition.

Palestinian youth orchestra disbanded over concert for Holocaust survivors

Palestinian authorities disbanded a youth orchestra from a West Bank refugee camp after it played for a group of Holocaust survivors in Israel, a local official said on Sunday.

Adnan Hindi of the Jenin camp called the Holocaust a political issue and accused conductor Wafa Younis of unknowingly dragging the children into a political dispute.

He added that Younis has been barred from the camp and the apartment where she taught the 13-member Strings of Freedom orchestra has been boarded up.

And yet, it is Israel that needs "to engage in serious self-reflection."


At 1:39 AM EDT, Anonymous Dvar Dea said...

Personally I doubt this haaretz story is true, or accurate.


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