Dec 17, 2011

#BDS: Jane Birkin: No Balance with Apartheid!

"Dear Jane Birkin,

Back in 2003, when you sang in Tel Aviv and the occupied Palestinian territory, many considered your project progressive, even daring, despite presenting both oppressors and oppressed as if they were symmetric. Today, seven years after the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) [1] was launched with overwhelming support from Palestinian artists and cultural centers [2], your upcoming performance in Tel Aviv would undermine our boycott against Israel's cultural institutions and provide Israel with a valuable cover of normalcy to divert attention from its system of occupation, colonialism and apartheid [3] against the Palestinian people."

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