Friday, January 14, 2011
Investigate the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign!
It has come to my attention that the methods of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign at gaining signatories to their anti-Israel propaganda/pledge may be less than ethical and may border on harassing and threatening.
Artists 4 Israel does not have the resources to investigate this properly and, until otherwise proven, believe the IPSC to be ethical - wrong, misguided, silly, stupid, ineffective, lying - but ethical. As defenders of the arts and artists, we call on the Irish authorities to consider the actions of the IPSC. Artists should not be bullied into making political statements or harassed for their decision to not make such statements.
Israel does not harass its artists. That is why Israel remains the safest place for creatives.