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Outrage over Israeli It Ain’t Half Hot Mum-style show

guardianCritics condemn London show featuring Israeli Defence Force dance troupe as ‘ghoulish and retrograde’

Haroon Siddique, Guardian 20 April

An Israeli Defence Force song-and-dance troupe is to perform in London at a show to commemorate the founding of Israel, provoking anger among groups that campaign for the rights of Palestinians…

“This is akin to singing and dancing on the graves of the 400 Palestinian children that the IDF was responsible for killing in January,” said Chris Doyle, the director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding.

“We should not be permitting a dance troupe from an army currently under a UN investigation for possible war crimes to be coming to the United Kingdom. It is sick.”…

Dan Judelson, from Jews for Justice for Palestinians, which claims to be the UK’s largest Jewish peace group, described the event as “ghoulish and retrograde”.

“The Zionist Federation, with their support for the occupation of Palestinian land, seem massively insensitive to the reactions of most people, who want an equitable settlement for Israelis and Palestinians alike and who will be appalled by the involvement of the IDF in such an event,” he said…

“How sad”, said the ZF “that once again a small group of people have politicised an arts and culture event…

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