Brooklyn Book Festival Participants Sign Petition Denouncing Israeli Government Funding


In response to the Israeli consulate’s sponsorship of a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Adalah-NY has released an open letter and petition denouncing the funding as a violation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Released earlier this afternoon, the petition has gathered around 300 signatories as of press time, among them 18 past and present Brooklyn Book Festival participants, including editors at Verso and Haymarket Books, and authors including Sarah Schulman and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts; New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones has also signed.

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September 19, 2014

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Mostafa Heddaya

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