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by LDNAgainstApartheid category: Politics
We are London residents and supporters of justice and peace.
Next week we have in London the perfect example of why we call for both an arms embargo and a cultural boycott of Israel.
In East London, Israeli arms companies will be setting their stalls out at ExCeL London to sell weapons ‘field-tested’ on Palestinians. Meanwhile ‘Brand Israel’ will try to deflect your attention from Israeli war crimes with #TLVinLDN at The Coronet, Roundhouse & Cadogan Hall.We call on The Roundhouse, Cadogan Hall and the Coronet Theatre to cancel all scheduled events of the Israeli government propaganda festival TLV in LDN.
‘Brand Israel’ is an explicit policy of whitewashing crimes against Palestinians through cultural means. As Israeli foreign ministry official Arye Mekel explained in 2009:
“We will send well-known novelists and writers overseas, theatre companies, exhibits. This way, you show Israel’s prettier face, so we are not thought of purely in the context of war.”
The brutal reality to which Israel subjects Palestinians, of military occupation, apartheid and settler-colonialism, is what TLV in LDN aims to mask, showing instead “Israel’s prettier face”.
Israel’s illegal settlements continue to expand on occupied Palestinian territory and the siege of Gaza has rendered the coastal strip “unliveable”, according to the UN.
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship are subject to scores of discriminatory laws, and Israel’s programme of ethnic cleansing continues across historic Palestine: a regime of apartheid and settler-colonialism that has denied generations of Palestinians their fundamental rights.
The Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) on the state of Israel until it abides by international law includes a cultural boycott of Israel.
As citizens of conscience we are responding to this call. We say ‘Brand Israel’ is not welcome in London. Join us!
LDN Against Apartheid is a grassroots campaign calling for the cancellation of the Israeli government-sponsored festival TLV in LDN, scheduled to take place September 8th-11th.
‘Brand Israel’ is not welcome in London.
In solidarity with the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel until it complies with international law.