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Michael Ejercito
2017-09-11 17:08:22 UTC
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Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival


What is particularly disturbing is that the Palestinian Authority (PA),
which is backed and funded by the US and EU, is also playing an active role
in the campaign against the festival and the Palestinian participants. It
would be easier to understand if Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad were
opposed to the festival, but the PA's opposition sends the unambiguous
message to Palestinians from their leaders in Ramallah: it is Israel that is
unacceptable, plain and simple.

Here is a festival that promotes nothing but culture and peace, and the PA,
once again, is promoting precisely the opposite. Worldwide, music and
culture are used to promote coexistence and peace between peoples. Yet, the
Palestinians seem to approach art differently. Instead of embracing cultural
events that strive to narrow the gap between people, the Palestinians
consider art a mortal threat to their ideology and values.

If Palestinian and Israeli artists coming together in a festival is being
labeled a crime and treacherous act by the Palestinian street and
leadership, what is the hope that any Palestinian leader will ever be able
to sign a peace agreement with Israel?

Palestinian strong-arm tactics are at it again.

The latest victims are Palestinian artists who are bearing the brunt of a
campaign of intimidation to force them to boycott a summer arts festival in
Jerusalem under the pretext that the event promotes "normalization" with
Israel. The artists have been warned that anyone who participates in the
Mekudeshet Festival as part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture will be
expelled from the General Union of Palestinian Artists.

The festival, which is taking place in Jerusalem between August 23 and
September 15, tries to "take an alternative and more open look at reality"
in the city, according to the Mekudeshet Festival website.

"We try to replace fixed, pre-determined ideas with a less judgmental and
multifaceted approach to the exact same reality. We try to elevate our gaze,
to dissolve boundaries, to generate empathy, and to open our hearts and
minds. We try to remember, always, that Jerusalem conquers us, liberates us,
and enables us to unite around a common love for the city."

The festival is purely a cultural and artistic event for those who wish to
express their love for Jerusalem. The organizers, who do not belong to any
political party, are not seeking to make any statement regarding the status
of Jerusalem:

"For us, Jerusalem is a state of consciousness. We are constantly trying to
touch its inner soul and holiness, to grapple with its challenges and needs,
and to heal its deep, gaping wound. All our artistic creations derive from
Jerusalem."


(Image sources: Mekudeshet, Navot Miller/Wikimedia Commons)
These warm statements by the organizers have clearly failed to impress the
Palestinians, who have launched a vicious campaign against the festival and
have issued threats against Palestinian participants. The campaign is yet
another sign of the Palestinians' growing extremism and rejection of any
form of cooperation and coexistence with Israel.

What is particularly disturbing is that the Palestinian Authority (PA),
which is backed and funded by the US and EU, is also playing an active role
in the campaign against the festival and the Palestinian participants. It
would be easier to understand if Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad were
opposed to the festival, but the PA's opposition sends the unambiguous
message to Palestinians from their leaders in Ramallah: it is that Israel is
unacceptable, plain and simple.

The Palestinian outrage over the festival and the participation of
Palestinian artists exposes, from yet another angle, the depth of deception
in PA President's Abbas's statement about educating Palestinians toward a
culture of peace. Here is a festival that promotes nothing but culture and
peace, and the PA, once again, is promoting precisely the opposite.

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture has concocted a ridiculous excuse to
justify its opposition to the festival. The Ministry claims that the
Jerusalem Season of Culture, which is organizing the festival, is not
officially registered with the Palestinian Authority.

The ministry also claims that the event was not coordinated in advance with
the PA, whose representatives learned about it through the media. Yet the
real issue was in fact revealed by the same Ministry: "The ministry is
opposed to any activity that is aimed at promoting normalization with the
Israeli occupation," according to a source in the Palestinian Ministry of
Culture.

The General Union of Palestinian Artists, which is a branch of the PLO,
headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, is spearheading the campaign against
the Mekudeshet Festival and the Palestinian participants. The group called
on all Palestinian artists to boycott the festival under the pretext that it
promotes "normalization" and "serves Israeli agendas." Musa Hafez, Chairman
of the General Union for Palestinian Artists, warned that any Palestinian
who participates in the festival would be expelled from the union. He said
that the punitive measure also applies to Arab citizens of Israel who take
part in the festival.

Among the scare tactics used by the Palestinian community to "persuade"
Palestinians from participating, was Palestinian websites publishing their
names and urging them to boycott the festival.

An anti-Israel group, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural
Boycott of Israel, has also joined the campaign of intimidation. One of the
group's leaders, Zeid Shuaibi, said that he contacted some of the
Palestinian participants to persuade them to boycott the "normalization
festival." He complained that his group still has not received any reply
from the Palestinian artists. "The festival is aimed at distorting the truth
and creating the impression that Israelis and Palestinians live together in
one city (Jerusalem)," Shuaibi argued. "This is an Israeli attempt to
exploit Palestinian artists as a fig leaf to beautify Israel's image before
the world."

How did the artists experience this barrage of phone calls and threatening
messages from anti-Israeli activists to boycott the festival? "Persuasion"
is the word Shuaibi uses to describe his push to keep the artists away from
the festival. Such persuasion is pure intimidation -- ask the artists:
they'll tell you.

One of the artists, who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained: "It is
very unpleasant when you receive a phone call late at night from these guys.
It is scary when they tell you that you would be denounced as a traitor if
you go to sing at a festival with Jews." He said that the campaign of
intimidation also affected some members of his family. "They have also been
phoning and sending text messages to my parents and uncles and cousins
asking them to put pressure on me to boycott the festival."

Not surprisingly, Palestinians took to social media to campaign against
Palestinian participation in the Jerusalem festival. On Twitter and
Facebook, Palestinians condemned the festival, calling it an act of
"normalization" with Israel. "Normalization is a Crime" is one of the mottos
used by the Palestinian social media activists.

Worldwide, music and culture are used to promote coexistence and peace
between peoples. Yet, the Palestinians seem to approach art differently.
Instead of embracing cultural events that strive to narrow the gap between
people, the Palestinians consider art a mortal threat to their ideology and
values.

Palestinians regularly derail political meetings aimed at peace between
Israelis and Palestinians, but this campaign, aimed at allowing both
Israelis and Palestinians to express their love for Jerusalem, takes bigotry
to a whole different level. If Palestinian and Israeli artists coming
together in a festival is being labeled a crime and treacherous act by the
Palestinian street and leadership, what is the hope that any Palestinian
leader will ever be able to sign a peace agreement with Israel?

Bassam Tawil is a Muslim based in the Middle East.
Loose Cannon
2017-09-11 18:30:47 UTC
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:08:22 -0700, "Michael Ejercito"
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Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is
...you illegal immigrants infesting our nice White country and then
having the audacity to complain. Go back to where you belong!!
The Peeler
2017-09-11 19:44:10 UTC
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Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is
...you illegal immigrants infesting our nice White country and then
having the audacity to complain. Go back to where you belong!!
It's nazi filth like you that are an infestation to any place they inhabit,
Loose Sphincter! Stop projecting, filth!
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Michael Ejercito
2017-09-12 04:41:17 UTC
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:08:22 -0700, "Michael Ejercito"
Post by Michael Ejercito
Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is
...you illegal immigrants infesting our nice White country and then
having the audacity to complain. Go back to where you belong!!
I am an American.


Michael
jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
2017-09-13 12:50:25 UTC
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:41:17 -0700, "NOT Michael Ejercito"
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:08:22 -0700, "Michael Ejercito"
Post by Michael Ejercito
Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is
...you illegal immigrants infesting our nice White country and then
having the audacity to complain. Go back to where you belong!!
I am an American.
Michael
You are nothing more than a Flip Chinaman. Get a greeking MIRROR,
asshole!

Cheers!

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The Peeler
2017-09-13 16:32:22 UTC
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I am an American.
Michael
You are nothing more than a Flip Chinaman. Get a greeking MIRROR,
asshole!
HE's an American! YOU are a nothing but a sick ASSHOLE! And the best part of
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jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
2017-09-12 14:41:18 UTC
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Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is that the Palestinian Authority (PA),
which is backed and funded by the US and EU, is also playing an active role
in the campaign against the festival and the Palestinian participants.
You got, a fucking PROBLEM with Palestinians pissing on jew 'art', you
slant eyed jewloving mongoloid???

Cheers!

RJ (preferred jew aliash)

- -

" I don't even have the heart to tell him I've never infested
Arizona."
- Klaun Shittinb'ricks (1940 - ), acknowledging that he lied
from the very beginning, A jew scam, as expected

Iudaei orbem terrarum infestant.
- correct Latin

"Die Juden sind unser Unglück!"
- Heinrich von Treitschke (1834 - 1896)

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade
Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade
Unionist. Then they came for the jews, and I did not speak out
because I did not give a shit. Then they came for me and there
wasn't a single commie bastard left to speak for me."
- Martin Niemöller (1892 - 1984)

Illuc nisi Dei gratia vadam.
- Revd Terence Fformby-Smythe (? - )
The Peeler
2017-09-12 16:20:14 UTC
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Post by Michael Ejercito
Palestinians' War on Art
by Bassam Tawil
September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10978/palestinian-art-festival
What is particularly disturbing is that the Palestinian Authority (PA),
which is backed and funded by the US and EU, is also playing an active role
in the campaign against the festival and the Palestinian participants.
You got, a fucking PROBLEM with Palestinians pissing on jew 'art', you
slant eyed jewloving mongoloid???
Sounds more like you got a severe FUCKING problem, you housebound sexually
crippled LOSER! LOL
Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
Cheers!
BTW, "cheers"??? Is that what you say when you are about to swallow nazi
jizz, you housebound cocksucking wanker? <BG>
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