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An Open Letter to the Toronto International Film Festival [September 2, 2009] --As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to host a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv.

 

We protest that TIFF, whether intentionally or not, has become complicit in the Israeli propaganda machine.

 

September 4, 2009
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The Globe and Mail -Wednesday, Sep. 02, 2009

 An international group of more than 50 prominent filmmakers, writers, artists and academics –including Ken Loach, David Byrne, Naomi Klein, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda,Wallace Shawn and Danny Glover – has signed a letter protesting the TorontoInternational Film Festival’s decision to spotlight the city of Tel Aviv andthe work of 10 Israeli filmmakers.

 

September 3, 2009
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Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien and Paul Laverty write that film-makers should support the growing international movement to boycott Israel – it's wrong to cast our actions as censorship for the Guardian.

 


 

September 1, 2009
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Filmaker John Greyson has written this principled letter explaining the reasons to withdraw his film "Greyzone" from the Toronto International Film Festival. 

 

 

Piers Handling, Cameron Bailey,Noah Cowan      

Toronto International FilmFestival

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August 29, 2009
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New York, NY [PACBI / USACBI] August 18 – Amnesty International has announced today that it will abstain from any involvement in the Leonard Cohen concert in Tel Aviv and will not be party to any fund that benefits from the concert's proceeds. 

 

August 19, 2009
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Since April 2004, PACBI has called upon intellectuals and academics worldwide to "comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid.” [1]

August 11, 2009
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SOAS Palestine Society, 9 July 2009 - As part of Tel Aviv's centenary celebration, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London hosted a Tel Aviv University Special Lecture Series from January to March 2009.

 

August 11, 2009
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Ruth Tenne [Middle East Online] 3 August 2009 - The anticipated guidelines for international cultural boycott of the State of Israel have been issued recently (20 July 2009) by the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).

 

August 11, 2009
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Hannah Fisher [Jerusalem Post] - More than 100 Jews and Israeli Arabs are calling on Madonna to call off her Tel Aviv concerts, scheduled for September 1 and 2.


The group has formed an organization called Boycott! Support the Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Call from Within, and on Sunday sent a letter to Madonna asking her not to perform at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.

August 11, 2009