selfhatingfools.jpgFrom the Jewish Journal, a bunch of totally misguided moms and dads.

Women in Black will demonstrate against the appearance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles Feb. 5 and 6, after the group’s demand that the performances be cancelled was rejected….

Initially, Women in Black sent a letter to the Israel Philharmonic last October, asking its members to publicly oppose “Israeli apartheid.”

Receiving no response, the group’s spokeswoman, Carol Smith, sent a letter to the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s president Deborah Borda and music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, demanding cancellation of the two concerts.

Borda rejected the demand, writing that “We will never support the silencing of artists from any culture as a means of political action,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, the Israel Philharmonic was scheduled to perform Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Feb. 4 in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, followed by the Los Angeles concerts.

Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel will alternate as conductors throughout the American tour.

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  • Moms and Dads?? These are addle-minded old people. More like Grandmas and Grandpas. I’ll try not to be too mean and keep my mouth shut now.
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    Oh fer Christ’s sake. It’s a friggin Philharmonic Orchestra, in all likelihood populated by musicians with dovish political orientations! Jesus these crotchety old hippies are friggin morons!! Oh Nietzsche…

  • I’ll never understand the apartheid comments. These are people who want their own country. What is going to happen when they have not only a “security checkpoint” but a “national border” to cross in order to get work.

    They made the choice, they could have chosen allegience to a tri-cultural democratic nation instead of a divided people on verge of civil war.

  • Huh?

    Do you mean The Jewish Journal is/are the ‘totally misguided moms and dads’ or do you mean the Mothers in Black are Sans-A-Clue?

    Signed,

    Confused By It All in LaLa

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