Amsterdam canceles twinning with Tel Aviv

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem, Sr

 Amsterdam canceles twinning with Tel Aviv

A plan to link the cities of Amsterdam and Tel Aviv ” real name TEL-ALRUSHRASH as twin towns was cancelled Thursday, June 25 after pro-Palestinian groups pressured the Dutch capital’s mayor into backtracking on his proposal.

After Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard Van der Laan had announced his intention to tighten connections between the two cities, the mayor came under a firestorm of criticism from local left-wing parties and pro-Palestinian activists. On last Thursday, he announced he was revoking the proposal, Zionist Channel 2 reported Wednesday.
In the same context, 700 intellectuals and artists of different countries signed a letter in which they declared boycotting the NAZI regime until the colonial suppression of Palestinians come to an end.
The letter, which was published by the British Guardian newspaper, states that the boycott includes not accepting invitations and funding from the Nazi regime. The main reason of the boycott is the NAZI last summer’s Holocaust on Gaza, which killed over 2100 Palestinians, the letter mentioned.
The artists in their letter pointed to the NAZI violations against Palestinian cultural institutions and banning of Palestinian theatre bands from freedom of movement while allowing NAZI Jewish bands to perform shows in settlements in the West Bank for supporting Zionist products.
Mid of March, British artists asked the UK to exert efforts for the stranded Palestinian refugees in Syria. 30 directors, musicians and actors, mostly from Britain, called for helping the trapped civilians in Syria especially the Palestinian refugees.

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