Feb 27, 2012

#BDS: Beirut-born conductor George Pehlivanian working on concert with Israeli Opera

"Beirut-born conductor George Pehlivanian's first concert in Israelwas under particularly traumatic circumstances. The day of the premiere was also the day Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center was hit by a devastating terrorist attack in 1996. In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Pehlivanian says he had to urge the distraught orchestra members to go on with the show.

Pehlivanian also insisted on performing in Israel during the Gulf War and the Second Lebanon War. He says that he felt that every time he visited Israel, something bad had happened and that it was the orchestra's job to change the somber atmosphere."

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#BDS: Metal band 'Symphony X' to perform in #Israel

"American "progressive" metal band "Symphony X" is expected to take the stage and rock it out on July 6 at Tel Aviv Port's Hangar 11.

The first hundred people to purchase a ticket will only pay NIS 249 ($67), after which the price will go up. "

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#BDS: Iranians cancel soccer friendly against Israeli coach's team. #Iran

"Iranian soccer club Sepahan Esfahan, which was scheduled to play a friendly against Partizan Belgrade later this week, cancelled the match because the Serbian team is coached by Avram Grant".

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#BDS: Egyptian judoka who snubbed Israeli rival 'national hero' #Egypt

"Egyptian judoka Ramadan Darwish refused to shake Arik Zeevi's hand after he defeated the Israeli in their quarterfinal bout on Sunday at the Judo Grand Prix in Dusseldorf, Germany, Ynet reported.
Egyptian news websites published a number of reports on the incident with a link to a video of the bout. "Darwish is a national hero," one website declared, adding "Israel is a terrorist nation."

#BDS: Israeli village for earthquake victims inaugurated in #Turkey

"Three months after an earthquake hit the Van region in Turkey and caused the death of hundreds and left thousands wounded and homeless, an "Israeli village" was inaugurated on Monday with 130 mobile homes donated by Israel to the Turkish survivors. "

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