Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Israeli singer Efrat Gosh to perform in Marrickville, Australia

Delivering another blow to the local BDS'ers, Israeli singer Efrat Gosh, last years Israeli female artist of the year will be performing at ground zero of the flailing BDS movement, Marrickville, Austraila.

Gosh was originally going to perform just a single gig in Sydney last weekend.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

However, the Israeli embassy in Canberra and the Zionist Federation of Australia decided to promote a second show as a direct consequence of the council's controversial "boycott Israel" proposal earlier this year.

We wanted to bring Israeli culture specifically to Marrickville to show another colour of Israel," said the Israeli embassy spokeswoman, Einat Weiss.

"We realised that a lot of people who live in Marrickville didn't know anything about the real Israel."

In a press release yesterday promoting the singer's performance, the Israeli embassy said Gosh had chosen to perform in Marrickville to help Sydney's inner-west residents recognise Israel's cultural contribution to the world.

"They can also seize the opportunity to learn more about Israel," the press release read.

"Proponents of the boycott who failed to see the country's vibrant and multicultural heart should watch Gosh's performance and experience a piece of the real Israel."

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