PEN Must Reject Israeli Govt Sponsorship

10 04 2016

“It is deeply regrettable that the festival has chosen to accept sponsorship from the Israeli government, even as it intensifies its decades-long denial of basic rights to the Palestinian people, including the frequent targeting of Palestinian writers and journalists.”

So write 100+ members of PEN, the premier international writers society, to their own organization which lists the Israeli Government among its financial supporters for an important week-long international writers gathering later this month in New York City.

OF COURSE the writers are right!    This is not a direct BDS issue, but rather a related one…an issue of rejecting sponsorship from and attempted legitimacy by the Israeli government.    For more see top left of today.