Dec 6, 2011

#BDS ‘We refuse to be complicit’: Over 150 Swiss artists call to boycott Israeli art fest

The Swiss BDS Group has announced a statement signed by over 150 Swiss artists calling on artists, cultural institutions and the public to boycott the Culturescapes Israel festival and a "Swiss Season" program which hosts Swiss artists in Israel.

Among the signatories are the internationally acclaimed filmmakers Claude Goretta and Alain Tanner, the theater directors François Rochaix and Jean Grädel, as well as the actor Jean-Luc Bideau. A Swiss BDS Group press release says Culturescapes Israel festival and "Swiss Season" programs represent "the largest Israeli propaganda effort ever launched in Switzerland through the domain of culture." Read more here.

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