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The World of “Culture” is Becoming MUCH Less So As Rude Political Protests Become the Norm at “Cultural” EventsWritten by Marty Roberts on April 11, 2010 – 2:50 pm -
I remember the good old days (I think), when there remained a division between the sacred and the profane. civilized people of the world attempted to keep culture and sport separate from politics and religion. Unfortunately…no more.
Either the civilized have become less so, or, more likely, hatred of Israel and the Jews is so strong that previous taboos have been discarded in favor of new, now even considered politically-correct, boorish behavior…as long as the victim is “only” Israel.
Shame, shame…as “civilization” becomes less and less so…
BTW…rather disturbing to yours truly, that the young members of the Jerusalem Quartet chose to distance themselves from the country they represented in London as opposed to defending it…
Independent newspaper reports BBC live broadcast of Israeli quartet stopped after woman stands up voicing protest against Israeli policy, prompting response from musicians
Reprinted from Ynetnews.com
A lunchtime concert of the Jerusalem Quartet held on Wednesday in London’s Wigmore Hall was interrupted when a woman stood up and began to voice her protest against the “occupation of Jerusalem,” the Independent newspaper reported Thursday.
BBC3′s live recording of the concert was broken off while the quartet members stopped playing and commenced a debate with the woman.
Bloggers who attended the event reported that 10 minutes into the performance a woman stood up in the audience and began shouting “Jerusalem is occupied.” It was also reported that she condemned Israel as an “apartheid state” and commented on the Gaza offensive and the “use of phosphorus” during the war.
According to the Independent, the Quartet members pointed out that only one of their four was a native Israeli, with one living in Portugal and another in Berlin. All four did serve in the army, but as musicians and not in combat roles.
They further noted that two of them were regular performers with Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which brings Arab and Israeli musicians together for classical concerts.
The incident was not the first time in which a Quartet concert became a platform for political protest. During a concert in Edinburgh two years ago five members of the “Scottish-Palestine Solidarity Campaign” interrupted the classical performance.
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There’s something extremely un-natural about this…How can it be?…Can you imagine ANY Jewish mother feeling this way about her child?…How has such a culture of death and hatred developed?…Where is the love?
You MUST see these videos
(thanks to the great work of Palestinian Media Watch…click on headline to visit their site)
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