Lincoln Center standing up to BDS (for now anyway)

NEW YORK TIMES
Artists Protest Lincoln Center Play Backed by Israel
by Sopan Deb
July 5, 2017

More than 60 artists, including four Pulitzer Prize winners and other prominent writers, actors, directors and playwrights, have signed an open letter calling on Lincoln Center to cancel performances of a play co-produced by two Israeli theater companies and backed by the Israeli government. The play, “To the End of the Land,” is produced by the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv and Ha’Bima National Theater of Israel and is based on a critically acclaimed 2008 novel by David Grossman about a mother who tries to escape from her worry over her son’s military service by going on a hike in the Galilee…“Brand Israel” refers to a public-relations campaign by the Israeli government to improve its image. Debora Spar, the president of Lincoln Center, rejected the calls for the play’s cancellation.READ MORE

ADALAH-NY: THE NY CAMPAIGN FOR THE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL Letter calling on Lincoln Center to cancel Israeli government’s “Brand Israel” theater performances

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