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The Oscars and the BDS Victory that Wasn’t

By February 28, 2017Press Release

We at Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) — an organization comprised of prominent members of the entertainment industry dedicated to promoting the arts as a means to peace and to countering the cultural boycott of Israel — have long since noted that supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement are quick to falsely claim victories they haven’t truly earned.

For example, when Pharrell Williams and Natalie Imbruglia canceled their shows in Israel in 2016 and 2017, respectively, for reasons completely unrelated to politics, BDS activists falsely claimed that they did so in solidarity with the aims of their movement — which seeks to isolate Israel in the cultural, academic, economic, and diplomatic spheres with the end goal of eliminating it as the Jewish state.

Now, BDS activists are falsely claiming victory at the Oscars.

To read the rest of the piece on The Times of Israel, please click HERE.

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