Thursday, October 28, 2010

Desmond Tutu calls on South African opera company to boycott Israel

Archbishop emeritus tells Cape Town Opera that the treatment of Palestinians is like South Africa under apartheid

David Smith in Johannesburg, Wednesday 27 October 2010

"Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged a South African opera company to boycott Israel, comparing its treatment of Palestinians to his own country's era of racial apartheid. The Nobel peace prize laureate said that it would be "unconscionable" for Cape Town Opera to perform in Israel while millions of people living there are denied access to culture and education...."

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