“No Art for ApARTheid’s Sake.” Protest Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. [Facebook]
On February 3, 2019, New York’s Carnegie Hall hosted an outrageously expensive fundraising brunch for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), followed by an IPO concert performance. Tickets for the IPO brunch started at $1000. Protest the Israel Philharmonic was hosted by Adalah-NY.
“New York human rights advocates gathered in a noisy, musical protest in front of Carnegie Hall to demonstrate against an extravagant fundraising brunch and performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO). The IPO website proudly states that the Orchestra ‘represent[s] the State of Israel across the world.'” [Mondo Weiss]
🌞40s!!!🌞 – perfect for protesting the Israel Philharmonic’s fundraising brunch! We’ll have our own ☕️anti-apartheid brunch☕️ with Palestinian pastries and music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra! 🎺💓🎷So come on over to Carnegie Hall at 1 p.m. and bring your friends!It’s gonna be a nice warm day in the
BDS is being attacked in Congress! Please support this and other such demonstrations if you can.
…. tell the IPO that music should be for liberation not whitewashing occupation!”
“As the IPO’s wealthy supporters attend a lavish brunch inside to sustain its whitewashing of Israeli apartheid, we’ll be outside sustaining our love of justice with a small Palestinian brunch and music for liberation with the big freedom sounds of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.”
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“The IPO is no apolitical cultural institution.” Israel systematically deprives Palestinians of their basic rights, whether they live under Israeli military occupation, as unequal citizens in Israel, or as refugees, denied their right of return to their homeland.”
“Our protest responds to the Palestinian civil society call to boycott cultural institutions like the IPO that are complicit in sustaining Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people.” [Facebook]
Stand Up For Israel! Welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra! Hosted by Judean Resistance of NY
“Anti-Semitic attacks are occurring with greater frequency and intensity in NYC. A contributing factor are the anti-Israel groups infestation into mainstream society in the U.S. On Sunday, February, 3 the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing inside Carnegie Hall.”
“Outside of the theater, anti-Israel jihadists will be prey upon Israeli musicians, dignitaries, theater goers and unsuspecting pedestrians as they walk by, We can not let their anti-Semitic agenda continue unopposed. We must all do our part to stop the anti-Semitic attacks! Stand up for Israel! Stand up for Am Yisrael!” [Facebook]
Heads-up: NEXT anti-Israel offensive | 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
The 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between March 18th and April 8th 2019 under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism” [Link]
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