The international campaign to boycott
the new Ariel theater in the West Bank has gained two big Jewish names -
conductor Daniel Barenboim and world-renowned architect Frank Gehry,
who also stepped down earlier this year from the so-called Museum of Tolerance being built in Jerusalem. They join a protest of Israeli occupation joined by over 200 major artists, many Jewish, from Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner to Amos Oz and
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"Architects and planners are the key
implementers of the Israeli policy of taking and brutally occupying
Palestinian land in violation of international law. For Mr. Gehry to
take such a moral stand once and for all ends the mythical firewall
between architecture, policy, and human rights." - Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for
Peace, organizer of the boycott.