Palestinians disrupt Habima performance in London (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Rona Zinman Published: 05.28.12, 23:08)
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Pro-Palestinians demonstrating against national company´s
performances in the West Bank, disrupt showing of The Merchant of
Venice at London´s Globe Theater
The show must go on: Pro-Palestinian protestors disrupted the
performance of the Habima National Theater Company´s The Merchant of
Venice at the Globe Theater in London on Monday, but the actors
proved they were true professionals – carrying on with the show.
During the performance, a new Hebrew production of the Merchant of
Venice which is part of the "Globe to Globe" festival, some 10
Palestinian demonstrators in the audience suddenly began waving
Palestinian flags and signs against Israel.
Security personnel removed them from the theater. Later on, another
group stood up with band-aids plastered to their mouths.
The protests began outside the theater with dozens standing with
Palestinian flags and signs calling for an end to the "Israeli
Apartheid regime" as well as for a boycott on Israeli products.
The Pro-Palestinians were demonstrating against the Habima
performance over the fact that Israel´s national theater company
previously performed in the West Bank.
Meanwhile, pro-Israeli demonstrators also gathered outside the
theater waving Israeli flags with signs that read: Culture unites,
Boycotts divide. They also expressed their support for the Israeli
actors.(Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 05/28/12)
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