More than 150 Irish artists and intellectuals did on Saturday declare a boycott of Israel.
The Irish artists said they would not perform or exhibit in Israel until Israel ceases what they call its abuse of Palestinian human rights.
The artists signed a statement, pledging that they refrain from engaging in cultural activity with Israel “until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights”.
Speaking to the Irish Times, the head of the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), Raymond Dean, said that artists that perform in Israel are backing it whether they like it or not.
“You can’t really pin this down…at least an end of the occupation of Palestine; dismantling or at least stopping the settlements; and Israel negotiating in good faith with the Palestinians,” Dean said.
Source: Israeli daily “Haaretz”.
Do I support the American war in Afghanistan, by buying a bottle of Coke?
If i spend a weekend in London, do I support the British occupation of the Falkland Islands?
What about stopping to drink Turkish coffee. Than I guess I will tell plainly, that I do not support the Turkish civil war on their own Kurdish minority.
There is a lot of conflicts in the world, that Raymond Dean could protest against by calling for a cultural boycott. Many despotic regime, totalitarian leaders, or Islamic oppressive states would be worthy of such boycotts.
But why do this Irishman target the only free and democratic state in the Middle East?
The only objective reason, must be desire to harm the Jewish people. By doing so, Raymond Dean brings a curse on his own head. It would be much wiser to bless Israel. Because God of Israel has promised to bless those who bless His chosen people.