MUPPETS BANNED IN PALESTINE
July 2, 2013 at 08:21 (Civil Liberties, Culture, DesertPeace Exclusive, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, Rights of The Child, zionist harassment)
In what can only be described as contempt for the child, Israeli authorities closed an East Jerusalem puppet festival. The reason given was its activities were being organized under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority.”
Theater director Mohammed Halayiqa condemned the decision as “disgraceful”, saying the PA had no involvement in the International Puppet Festival which was funded by donations from abroad and aimed at children.
The move is being protested by various sections of the Israeli community ….
Ariel Doron, the voice of Elmo on the Israeli version of the popular children’s television show, and Yousef Sweid, who plays an Arab Muppet on the show, created a Facebook group namedPuppets4All calling on Israel to permit the festival.
Two other Israeli “Sesame Street” puppeteers, along with a number of fellow Israeli actors, uploaded photos to the Facebook group holding puppets and signs protesting the closure.
“I think every boy and girl deserves to see puppet theater,” said Doron. “There is no sense to this.”
In actuality, there is no sense to zionism, period.
Two reports can be read here …
One from AP,
The other from AFP.