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Tel Aviv : Hundreds protest theater's decision to stage performances in settlements

300 demonstrators gathered outside Habima Theater in Tel Aviv to protest the theater's decision to stage performances in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
MK Oron: Artists have a right not to perform in West Bank settlements

By Chaim Levinson 30.08.10


A group of about 300 demonstrators gathered on Monday outside Habima Theater in Tel Aviv to protest the theater's decision to stage performances at a new cultural center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

"We are here not only to support the actors [who refuse to participate in plays performed beyond the Green Line] but to support the right of people to express their opinion, not to take part in the 'occupation festival,'" said Yariv Oppenheimer, head of Peace Now. "We do not want to participate in the festivities of Ariel."

Fifty-three Israeli theater professionals, including performers, playwrights and directors, s

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Added: Aug-30-2010 
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