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El boicot cultural a Israel es cada vez más poderoso

Decenas de artistas de música electrónica de todo el mundo anuncian que ya no actuarán en Israel mientras siga la ocupación y las agresiones a Palestina.

17.09.18
Antoni Ripoll

Hace unos días informábamos sobre las múltiples cancelaciones en Meteor Festival de Israel por motivos políticos.

Esta semana Israel vuelve a ser noticia por el mismo motivo. La campaña DJs For Palestine es una extensión de la situación vivida en Meteor Festival, pero esta vez más organizada y con más alcance.

Figuras como Four Tet, Ben Ufo, The Black Madonna, Caribou, Rrose, Call Super, Laurel Halo, Discwoman, Ciel, Debonair, Gunnar Haslam o Pariah ya se han adherido a la campaña, anunciando que de momento no volverán a actuar en Israel. Lo han hecho a través de sus redes sociales, compartiendo esta imagen con el hashtag #djsforpalestine.

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#DJsForPalestine my personal history on this issue is that i travelled to play at The Block in Tel Aviv in 2013. i made several friends there, who i’ve stayed in touch with, and who i spoke with about the cultural boycott of Israel after i decided to decline further invitations to play. i wasn’t well informed then, and my experience of travelling there was what gave me the impetus to read and learn more. my feeling since my first visit has been that while Palestinian civil society calls for a boycott, showing solidarity with their cause is worth more to me than travelling to play a show. this has been my position since 2013. having been asked to participate in this campaign, i felt it would be dishonest to continue to say nothing. i’m still really hopeful that one day i’ll be able to play in Israel again. to those who ask why this boycott is selective and only applies to one state, I would say that if a comparable situation existed elsewhere in the world, and a boycott had been called by the affected oppressed class of people, then i would respect that too. for me this is primarily an issue of solidarity, and an exercise in listening. my position on this issue is part of a more general politics of anti-racism, which i hope that i can live up to.

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El ente coordinador del boicot es PACBI (Palestinian Campaign For The Cultural And Academic Boycott Of Israel), y la iniciativa está asociada al movimiento BDS (Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions), que organizó la acción en Meteor Festival.

Desconocemos qué consecuencias puede tener este boicot si sigue aumentando el número de simpatizantes. Tampoco están claras las discusiones y divisiones que pueden acontecer en la comunidad artística global. Seguiremos informando.