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  • WATCH: Israeli puppeteer creates video calling for end to ‘Israel’s war on puppets’

    After the Israeli government cancelled an annual theater festival for Palestinian children, Ariel Doron pulled out his puppet collection in protest. Sometimes protest comes in the form of puppets. An Israeli puppeteer from Jaffa published a short video online, featuring four puppets and an inflatable hammer from his collection, calling for viewers to sign a petition to “let Palestinian children enjoy the puppet festival.” As +972’s Haggai Matar reported, last weekend, “the 19th annual Palestinian children’s theater festival in the East Jerusalem theater of El-Hakwati was due to open,” but was cancelled by the Israeli Public Security Ministry, claiming that…

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  • Israeli government shuts down Palestinian children's theater festival in East Jerusalem

    The Ministry of Public Security issues warrant forbidding the festival from taking place, due to its alleged funding by the Palestinian Authority. Hundreds of Israeli artists protest the decision. The 19th annual Palestinian children's theater festival in the Hakwati theater in East Jerusalem, was due to open on Saturday, June 22, but was blocked by a special warrant issued by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch. According to Haaretz's Amira Hass, the ministry claims that the festival is being held "under the auspices of or sponsored by the Palestinian Authority," constituting an infringement of the Oslo Accords which "temporarily" bar the PA…

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