Thursday 12th August: Launch of IPSC "Irish artists' pledge to boycott Israel"

12/08/2010 - 13:00
12/08/2010 - 14:00

Described by the Palestinian Association for the Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) as "a ground-breaking initiative", this pledge has hitherto been signed by over 130 Irish creative and performing artists: novelists, playwrights, poets, actors, classical composers, singers, songwriters, dancers, painters, sculptors and filmmakers:

"In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights."

It will be launched by IPSC Cultural Boycott Officer Raymond Deane, himself a composer, in the presence of several signatories.