Monday, May 11, 2015

Belgium: The Belgians aren't coming...

The Jerusalem Post reports (H/T Elder of Ziyon):

Buckling under a relentless onslaught of cultural and academic pressure, Belgian artist Miet Warlop and her Campo Arts Center have canceled their presentation of Mystery Magnet at the Israel Festival.

“We tried to explain our position,” Warlop wrote, “but it seems there’s no longer any place for decisions based on art... and the pressure to conform with [society’s] demands was simply too great.”

Israel Festival general director Eyal Sher, deploring what he termed the company’s surrender to cultural terrorism, invited Warlop to reconsider “and above all to stand firm against the forces of intolerance and extremism.”

One cannot help wondering whether some of the pressure was fiscal, as in “go, and you’ll lose your funding.”

In light of the above, we thought our readers might be interested in learning about Belgian "national poet" Charles Ducal's obsession with Isrel.  Lifted from Elder of Ziyon blog:
Jan 27, 2014 ... Last week, I reported that the new designated poet laureate of Belgium, whose pen name is Charles Ducal, is an antisemite, and I posted a ...
Aug 4, 2014 ... Earlier this year I reported on (and gave samples) of the antisemitic poetry of Belgium's Poet Laureate whose pen-name is Charles Ducal.
Jan 24, 2014 ... Charles Ducal is Belgium's new 'national poet'. In this position, he will be expected to write poems which concern Belgium. Which might be new ...

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