My Mideast Punchlines: art, my arse….

More than 100 British artists have written an open letter pledging a ‘cultural boycott’ of Israel.

They include director Mike Leigh, musicians Brian Eno, Richard Ashcroft and Roger Waters, poet Liz Lochhead and directors Ken Loach and Peter Radford (no relation, thank God – RR).

Writing in The Guardian, they said that they were joining more than 600 other fellow artists, in “not engag[ing] in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel”.

They explained:

‘We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government.’

Small Fist

Well, folks, in response to this nonsense, I’m going to instigate my own little boycott. I’m never going to watch any films directed by the above, read any of their poems or books, or listen to any of their music. The Guardianistas of the damned include such musical luminaries as Laurence Dreyfus (now there’s a name to conjure with). There’s also the odd Sassoon thrown in for good measure. Along with Mike Leigh, these Jewish ‘artists’ should hang their heads in shame. And there’s one more thing – do they really believe Israelis care about their shenanigans? No, they’re too busy warding off rocket and terror attacks from a Palestinian society where ‘art’ is a children’s TV programme calling on kids to kill Jews. And don’t forget the colourful posters lauding suicide bombers. Art, my arse….

 

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