Facebook share Share on TwitterRSS feed

Innovative Minds © 2014. All Rights Reserved. www.inminds.co.uk

[Boycott - Cultural]

Protest Against Israel Propaganda Film Festival


inminds
29 October 2018



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho


Video: Protest Against Israel Propaganda Film Festival








Leaflet - Curzon Cinema Stop Hosting Apartheid



World must stop Zionism

On Friday 25th October 2018, Inminds human rights group along with the Islamic Human Rights Commission protested against the Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho in London.

Inminds chair Abbas Ali said "We will not allow this Israeli government propaganda fest to whitewash 70 years of ethnic cleansing, dispossession and brutal colonisation of Palestine, under the facade of culture and cinema, to go unchallenged. We are here to ask the Curzon, have they no shame in hosting this festival whilst at the same time, in Palestine, Israel is shooting dead photojournalists and film makers, imprisoning them, and destroying media and film facilities?"

The protest received a very warm response from the public. One zionist pair did try to disrupt the protest - they were unsuccessful and the police led the trouble makers away. The protest succeeded on exposing Israeli culture-washing of its apartheid war crimes.

SPEECH


We are here outside Curzon Cinema Soho to protest the '70 years of Israel Cinema' festival that is being hosted inside. The festival has been organised and funded by the Israeli Embassy in London to whitewash 70 years of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people,70 years of theft of Palestinian land, 70 years of Israel war crimes, under the facade of cinema and culture. Israel's UK Ambassador Mark Regev is personally the driving force behind the festival.

Arts and culture has always been an important weapon in the Israeli government’s public relations campaign. The Israeli Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director General Nissim Ben-Sheetrit announced in 2005 that "We see culture as a propaganda tool of the first rank, and I do not differentiate between propaganda and culture", and in 2006, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched an multi-million dollar initiative called “Brand Israel,” whereby culture is used to whitewash an apartheid state founded on the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and occupation of their land. Arye Mekel of Israel’s Foreign Ministry explained “We will send well-known novelists and writers overseas, theater companies, exhibits… This way you show Israel’s prettier face, so we are not thought of purely in the context of war.”

The '70 years of Israel Cinema' festival has nothing to do with culture, and everything to do with this ‘Brand Israel’ project to whitewash Israeli war crimes. Tonight they are showing a 'comedy' about the Israeli military, the same military that has killed over 40 children since March 30th.

In April 2004 Palestinian civil society called for a cultural boycott of Israel as a peaceful means to pressure Israel to comply with international law. This has been very successful with artists refusing on principle to perform for apartheid Israel and venues refusing to host Israeli government funded cultural events. But shamefully Curzon Cinema has ignored this call and decided to host the apartheid state.

We want to ask the Curzon why are they hosting an Israeli Embassy propaganda fest, when at the same time Israel is deliberately shooting and killing Palestinian photo and film journalists, imprisoning them, and destroying Palestinian media and film facilities. These crimes are currently under investigation by the International Criminal Court.

We ask the Curzon Cinema to make a stand against apartheid, against racism, against oppression, to stand on the right side of history and respect the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of apartheid Israel.

Free Palestine!



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho



Protest against Israeli Embassy's '70 years of Israel cinema' festival hosted by the Curzon Cinema Soho

#

Source: www.inminds.com


Related Articles


Also Of Interest

Page URL: http://www.inminds.com/article.php?id=10826
Support Us
If you agree with our work then please support us.

Give one time donation:
£

Setup monthly donation:
£
INMINDS Facebook Live Feed
Latest Video's
Latest News..
[all-by date]
[all-by category]
[all-by modify date]
INMINDS Twitter Feed
Boycott Israel Campaign
Featured Video's
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
Why boycott Israel on Campus[1:50:05]
12 London universities discuss need for BDS on campuses. Speakers include Rafeef Ziadeh, Ilan Pappe, Karma Nabulsi & Mike Cushman
Love Letters to Gaza[31:08]
A unique theatrical event using personal messages of love, support and hope from people of all ages and all walks of life to the people of Gaza.
John Pilger[7:55]
journalist and documentary maker
Antiwar Mass Assembly 8 Oct 2011
Julian Assange[7:07]
founder of WikiLeaks
Antiwar Mass Assembly 8 Oct 2011
Lauren Booth, Sami Ramadani & Yvonne Ridley[6:28]
Reading the names of the dead
Antiwar Mass Assembly 8 Oct 2011
George Galloway[6:39]
Antiwar Mass Assembly 8 Oct 2011
Jemima Khan[8:42]
Antiwar Mass Assembly 8 Oct 2011
Why Boycott Marks & Spencer 2011?[23:29]
Demo outside M&S Oxford Street(24 Sept 2011)
Sean Clinton[4:59]
Israeli Blood Diamonds Campaign
Al Quds Day rally, Trafalgar Square (31 Aug 2011)
Lauren Booth[5:24]
Al Quds Day rally, Trafalgar Square (31 Aug 2011)
Lauren Booth - Prayer for Gaza[2:46]
Al Quds Day rally, Trafalgar Square (31 Aug 2011)
Benny Morris - Historian or Racist?[34:07]
Activists oppose visit of racist Israeli historian Benny Morris who justifies ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Is Israel applying apartheid?[2:12:56]
Speakers: Yael Kahn, Jody McIntyre and Ghada Karmi (5 May 2011)
Karen Mitchell[48:27]
Partner at Thompsons Solicitors
Life changing visit to Palestine in 2008 (21 Feb 2011)
Ramzy Baroud[1:59:32]
Editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle
"My Father Was A Freedom Fighter - Gaza's Untold Story" (25 Mar 2011)
Women United in the Intifada[2:31:36]
Speakers: Lizzie Cocker, Ewa Jasiewcz, Alaa Kassim, Yvonney Ridley, Isis Amlak, Sukant Chandan, Ramzy Baroud (14 Mar 2011)
George Galloway[1:01:48]
Solidarity with the Middle-East Revolution, support the people - oppose US/UK intervention (SOAS, 11 Mar 2011)
Omar Barghouti[55:08]
BDS Movement co-founder
"Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" book launch (7 Mar 2011)
Shir Hever[1:49:09]
Alternative Information Centre
The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation, Kings College London (17 Feb 2011)
Why academic boycott of Israel[1:29:37]
Speakers: Mohammed Abuabdou(PSCABI), Mike Cushman(BRICUP), Jodey McIntyre(activist) (8 Feb 2011)
Dashed Hopes - Gaza Blockade[1:23:08]
Mohammed-Ali Abu Najela (Oxfam), Andrea Becker (MAP), Ewa Jasiewicz (Free Gaza Movement) (1 Feb 2011)
Jordan Valley: Apartheid[1:17:12]
Sarah Cobham(Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity), Chris Osmond (Corporate Watch) (House of Commons, 1 Feb 2011)
Dump Veolia Demo[7:00]
Protesting at settlement supporter Veolia's sponsership of exhibit at the Natural History Museum (23 Oct 2010)
Boycott Israeli Dates [1/2][9:11]
Are you financing Israels brutal occupation this Ramadan?
Boycott Israeli Dates [2/2][9:05]
Are you financing Israels brutal occupation this Ramadan?
Lee Jasper [1/2][10:13]
[4 of 8] Genocide Memorial Day 2010 Session One, 17-1-2010
Lee Jasper [2/2][9:51]
[5 of 8] Genocide Memorial Day 2010 Session One, 17-1-2010
One Oppressor One Bullet[8:11]
Imam Achmad Cassiem, veteran of the armed struggle against apartheid in South Africa, speaks at the StW rally (London, 19 Feb 2005)
Salwa Alenat [1/2][9:56]
KavLaOved (Workers Rights hotline)
[1 of 8] Israel's Occupation - Abuse of Palestinian Workers (LSE 19 Nov 2009)
Salwa Alenat [2/2][8:57]
KavLaOved (Workers Rights hotline)
[2 of 8] Israel's Occupation - Abuse of Palestinian Workers (LSE 19 Nov 2009)
For Anwar [1of2][10:01]
Carmel Agrexco Valentines Action 7 Feb 2009
For Anwar [2of2][9:56]
Carmel Agrexco Valentines Action 7 Feb 2009
big
[all videos (over 200)..]
Special Additions

Featured MP3 Podcast

"Everywhere we went (in Gaza) the same question was on every body's lips - 'You are here but where are the Arabs?' One little girl said to me 'where is this Arab world that they teach us about in school? Where is this Ummah that they talk to us about on Fridays? Why did they leave us alone?'. That's what she said to me, with tears in her eyes 'why did they leave us alone?' I had to turn my face away from her when she said it, and I'm not an Arab, I had to turn away.. I couldn't face her in the face of such a question.."
Leader of Viva Palestina aid convoy to Gaza
US tour hosted by Al-Awda, April 2009 [71min / 56Mb]
[need flash]

[all podcasts..]
Newsletter
To subscribe
enter your email:

COPY VERIFICATION CODEcopy this code —>
Feedback
If you wish to comment on this page:

(all fields optional)



COPY VERIFICATION CODEcopy this code —>
The opinions expressed on this site, unless otherwise stated, are those of the authors.
All logos & trademarks are the property of their respective owners and their use is covered under 'fair use' policy.
Copyright © 1998-2012 Innovative Minds www.inminds.com All Rights Reserved.
The opinions expressed on this site, unless otherwise stated, are those of the authors.
All logos & trademarks are the property of their respective owners and their use is covered under 'fair use' policy.
Copyright © 1998-2012 Innovative Minds www.inminds.com All Rights Reserved.