Skip to comments.South African opera rejects call to cancel Israel tour
Posted on 10/27/2010 9:58:35 AM PDT by Nachum
Desmond Tutu says by bringing int'l artists to perform, TA Opera House "advances Israel's fallacious claim to being a 'civilized democracy.'" Talkbacks (23)
Cape Town's renowned opera troupe has rejected a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in Israel scheduled next month.
The opera's managing director Michael Williams said in a statement Wednesday that the opera would not take a political position and cut cultural ties with Israel or the Palestinian territory.
Tutu, who earned a Nobel Prize for his peaceful opposition to apartheid, urged Cape Town's renowned opera troupe not to tour Israel until what he called, "discrimination," ends there on Tuesday.
In a statement, Tutu compared the Cape Town Opera's planned visit next month to international artists performing in apartheid South Africa, when it was "a society founded on discriminatory laws and racial exclusivity."
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And this guy thinks that SA is a civilized democracy?
From what I’ve read SA is a crime ridden feces hole.
I like his sense of humor. So is Zimbabwe. So is every other African nation.
Go there, and see for yourself. Inland is governed by tribes, all with chiefs similar to monarchies and the last thing THEY want is democracy! If anyone comes up with such hi fluting ideas gets put down. The chiefdoms are democracies, freedom and progresses greatest enemies.
They do however have an incredible fascination in the word “democracy”.
Maybe we have to give them a tougher word to spell.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence."
He is a political creature and not a man of God.
To hell with the sorry bastard.
Tutu jumped the shark long, long ago. I have no respect for anyone who condemns Israel as being comparable to apartheid-era South Africa when it is a fact that Israeli Arabs enjoy broad freedoms in that country, moreso than they would enjoy in ANY a-rab country.
rejected a call from retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu to cancel a performance in IsraelTutu needs to restrict his comments to ballet troupes.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Tutu lives in an Atlanta suburb.
Evidently the Black Paradise of South Africa is too crime ridden and nasty for him to live there.