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  1. RE: “Israeli Cultural Figures Appeal to Actors to Boycott Ariel” – R.S.
    SEE: Lieberman vows to stop funding for Ariel boycott artists ~ Jerusalem Post, 11/07/10
    FM accuses artists of incitement against state; minister Livnat says new amendment will force actors to perform regardless of geography.

    (excerpt) Israel Beiteinu on Sunday announced its decision to act in order to stop government funding for artists who signed the letter published on Friday calling on performers to boycott a new theater in Ariel, which was scheduled to open on Monday.
    The letter asks performers to consider that Ariel “is an illegal settlement which violates international law and the Geneva Convention, which the State of Israel has signed.”
    “These artists can practice freedom of speech but not on taxpayer’s money,” said Israel Beiteinu party leader and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. “Those who refer to Israel as an apartheid state can not enjoy its fruits. The show must go on, but the incitement against the country must stop,” he added.
    Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat also announced Sunday that her ministry will introduce an legal amendment that will force theater companies to provide services regardless of geographic location…

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=194321

  2. The show went on as scheduled last night, the theater was full, the Beer Sheva theater company came and performed and everybody had a good time. End of story.

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