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Mon Feb 22 2010 (Updated 03/01/10)
BDS Activists from US and Israel Interrupt Israel Ballet Performance in Protest
Activist Coalition Tells Israel Ballet: Don't Tiptoe Around Apartheid!
On February 20, 2010 – The Israel Ballet’s recent performance of Don Quixote was protested by a coalition of activists who sought to highlight the troupe’s role in the Israeli government’s attempt to whitewash its record of war crimes, violations of international law, and other atrocities through promotion of its country’s artistic and cultural workers.

Approximately 34 students, workers, activists, and people of faith gathered in front of the Hanover Theater, holding signs ranging from the playful to the direct. Representatives from the Worcester area Catholic Workers displayed an image of Don Quixote with the slogan, “Dream A Possible Dream.” Students from Clark University asked “Where Are the Arabs in Your Arabesques?” And Boston area activists held a banner proclaiming “Tutus Can’t Cover Israel’s War Crimes.”

Only two days prior, activists in Burlington, VT succeeded in disrupting the Israel Ballet’s actual performance with a banner.

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