Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Israeli Dance Troup at Festival Theatre

Anti Israel protestors
Batsheva is performing tonight in the Festival Theatre.  It is an Israeli Dance Troup on tour in the UK and, at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year they were subjected to disruption and demonstrations by anti-Israel demonstrators.

Tonight there were two demonstrations outside the Festival Theatre in Nicolson Street.  The anti-Israel demonstrators were countered by a smaller pro-Israel group.

Earlier this year Festival Director Jonathan Mills was firm in his defence of artistic freedom in the face of calls to pull the Company from the Edinburgh Festival.

Supporter waves Israeli flag

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