The Morally Void Cultural Boycott of Israel

Jonathan Tobin and I have written of the appalling decision, by organizers of a European music festival, to ban an American Jewish performer, merely because he refused to issue a public statement in favor of Palestinian statehood. (Update: the festival has backed down, admitting that it “made a mistake, due to the boycott and the campaign of pressure, coercion, and threats employed by the BDS País Valencià.”) Now comesnews, from the New York Times(though Ynet was on it last week), of another allegedly unintended but utterly predictable consequence of the cultural boycott of Israel. Roy Zafrani’s film, The Other Dreamers, about disabled children in Israel, has been rejected from Oslo’s Human Rights, Human Wrongs festival because Zafrani is Israeli. As Ketil Magnussen, founder of the Oslo Documentary Cinema explained, “we support the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.” For that reason, the festival will not show films by Israelis that do not deal directly with illegal discrimination against Palestinians.”

  • Dan Howe

    The Nazis continue to gain strength.

    • The Iran deal will normalize a great many “strengths”

  • Surele Surele

    I don’t buy anything Norway. My friends neither. We can boycott too.

  • simus1

    Red Fascism is very popular today among the hollow morals free inverts determined to outlaw Judeo-Christian morality and civilization.

  • luna
  • Barbara

    Legislated ‘hate’. BDS adherents should be hauled b4 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      I would prefer to haul all the Human Rights Commissioners before the jihadists.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …slimy Jooo-hate trying to hide itself under the guise of “politics”….

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In Norway, Quisling lives.

  • Linda1000

    I see the troll has disappeared. Norway has long been a public anti-Semitic supporter of BDS against Israel. Norway even runs their summer re-education camps for youth on Utoya Island to promote the Fakestinian agenda. Wonder if Sweden, Denmark, Finland are just as bad as Norway.

  • roccolore

    BDS has no morals. They have no problem with the Muslims who kill gays.