Over the last month, calls to boycott the Sydney Festival after it received sponsorship from the Israeli embassy for a production of Naharin’s Decadance have featured prominently on social and mainstream media.
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Sydney Morning Herald op-ed: 'Sydney Festival boycott a blunt instrument that blocks voices of dissent'
Following pressure on the Sydney Festival to reject funding from the Israeli embassy to host Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company’s Decadance, I wrote this op-ed for the Sydney Morning Herald:
I facilitated this wonderful event with Jewish Israeli singer Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Palestinian Israeli singer Mira Awad where we discussed their ongoing efforts to create a more equal and tolerant society for all Israelis and Palestinians and heard some of their beautiful music.
On 20 June, an interview on ABC RN Drive aired with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks and me, discussing the compilation of essays ‘Kingdom of Olives and Ash’, Geraldine’s contribution and the now 51-year occupation of the Palestinian Territories: