Friday, December 18, 2015

Portugal: BDS philistines target the Jerusalem Quartet in Lisbon

Slipped Disc reported in November 2015:

The Israel boycott lobby have turned again on the Jerusalem Quartet, trying to block their next performance at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

The BDS, whose supporters have previously disrupted their London recitals, state – absurdly – that the quartet are cultural ambassadors of Israel. They are nothing of the sort, just four outstanding musicians trying to play Beethoven and Schubert. Those who try to stop them are philistines. 

And they did it yesterday as reported by the Portuguese media:

Portuguese pro-Palestinian activists from BDS interrupted a concert by the Israeli group Jerusalem Quartet at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. They shouted anti-Israel slogans "Palestine will win", "Boycott Israel" and accused the musicians of collaborating with the Israeli state that continues "the colonization of the territory of Palestine," "steals land", "destroys homes and infrastructure" and carries out the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land.

Obviously none of these people will ever voice opposition to the friendly relations Portugal has with countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey etc...   

There are about 1,000 Jews living in Portugal... the lowest rate in Europe!  But the Portuguese are "high" on anti-Israel/anti-Jew sentiment.

Please watch the video:

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