No Celebration of Occupation


A targeted boycott of the Toronto Film Festival's "Spotlight on Tel Aviv" is growing,
with over 1,000 artists, filmmakers and activists signing a declaration
charging the festival's focus "whitewashes Israel's human rights
violations against the
Palestinian people." Those signing the Declaration - including
legendary artists and progressives, and many Jews – say the festival's
touting of Tel Aviv as "a young dynamic city
that, like Toronto, celebrates diversity" omits harsh truths that need
to be told. To see the Declaration and its list of signatories go here

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