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Closed Society: 9th November, 2010

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During the opening ceremony of the Ariel Culture Hall, the mayor, Ron Nahman, said (Hebrew) “it is not surprising that the first play comes from Be’er Sheva, the city of Our Father Abraham, and not from Tel Aviv, the city of the Philistines”. Present at the ceremony were the Minister of Education and Sport, Limor Livnat, and MKs Danny Danon and Miri Regev.

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November 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Political: 7 November, 2010

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Cabinet ministers from the Yisrael Beitenu party declared that they intend to work to stop direct financing of the artists who signed the letter calling for a boycott of the Ariel cultural hall (Hebrew). The ministers will try to stop financing of the artists’ trips abroad and avoid inviting them to perform before state organizations and in other ways.

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November 7th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Political: 29 August 2010

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the actors’ boycott of the Culture Hall being constructed in Ariel that “the government should not finance those who try to promote a boycott from within.”

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Political: 28 August 2010

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Limor Livnat, Minister of Culture and Sport, responded to the declaration by 36 theater professionals that they would boycott the Ariel Cultural Hall, that “theater CEOs must immediately rise to the occasion and handle the crisis that has occurred once actors and creative artists have decided to divide society in Israel.” She said that “culture is a social bridge and political argumentation should be left outside the life of culture and art.”

Members of Knesset Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) and Yariv Levine (Likud) have proposed a law that would deny funding to theaters which would employ artists who call for boycotting plays being held in a particular location due to political reasons.

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August 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Political: 26 August 2010

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The new cultural hall being constructed in Ariel, which in the Samaria region of the Occupied Territories, will run productions purchased from the theaters of Beer Sheva, Habima, Hakameri, and HaKhan. The Ometz Lesarev movement called upon theater administrators not to perform in Ariel: “it is not what cultured people do, to perform to an audience who, due to their place of residence, cause millions of people to suffer a repressive military administration that denies them human dignity, freedom of movement and basic human rights – before even discussion the denial of their own ability to maintain any kind of cultural and spiritual life of their own.”

Dozens of Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at Border Guard forces in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. They stated that disputes began after Jewish settlers in the neighborhood tried to enter the mosque near the Silwan Spring with their faces covered.

The Israeli Train Company invested three million NIS in planning a rail line between Rosh Haayin and Nablus, as part of the vision of Minister of Transportation Israel Katz to form a railroad that would cross the Occupied Territories in the regions known as “Judea” and “Samaria”.