New York Times
Join Adalah-NY as we protest "Israel's finest cultural emissary" and "Israel’s musical ambassador throughout the country and the world," the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, at 6pm on Tuesday, October 29.
More about the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO):
The IPO website aptly notes that the Orchestra serves as "Israel’s musical ambassador throughout the country and the world." American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra calls the IPO "Israel's finest cultural emissary" and notes that "[t]he goodwill created by these tours...is of enormous value to the State of Israel."
In 1948, when 750,000 Palestinian people were forced out of their homes, the orchestra "traveled in armored cars...raising the morale of civilians and soldiers alike." In 1967, as Israel was occupying the parts of Palestine they did not occupy in 1948, "Zubin Mehta arrived in a plane full of ammunition from Europe." In further support for the Israeli occupation beyond even the borders of historic Palestine, the IPO's website notes that during war, "the orchestra continued to perform before IDF soldiers from the Golan Heights to Sinai."
Endorsers: Brooklyn For Peace; International Socialist Organization (ISO); Jews Say No!; New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT); Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS; Students for Justice in Palestine chapters at Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Columbia University, CUNY Law, Drew University, John Jay College, New York University, and Rutgers University - Newark; WESPAC; Women in Black, Union Square.
Alice Tully Hall
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