Music is the voice of peace, but to some anything to do with Israel is a reason for hate. A few weeks ago, singer Macy Gray was the target as she planned her visit in Israel. Now it’s the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, which is on tour in the US this February. A protest is being planned outside Carnegie Hall while the Philharmonic plays inside. Giyus.org decided to investigate who’s behind this protest and what’s the real motive. Our investigation led us to bizarre organizations spreading dark conspiracy theories and supporting terror.A press release by Palestinian News Agency names Adalah-NY adalahny.org as the main group organizing the protest against the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. A look at their donations box shows that Adalah NY is operating under the umbrella of the Wespac Foundation.
Enter Wespac Foundation which calls itself “the leading force in Westchester County for peace and justice”. On its web site, Wespac explicitly blames Israel of crimes against humanity, calling for “an end to all policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing;”. Furthermore, Wespac supports the right of return for Palestinian refugees and “the right of all people to resist occupation and oppression”. In essence, Wespac supports the elimination of the Jewish state using any means to fight the “oppressive” zionist entity.
Click here to send a support letter to the executives at Carnegie Hall. Tell them the background of the demonstration taking place outside, counter the hate spread by Adallah NY and support the Israeli Philharmonic.
Protest co-sponsors to date (list in formation): Adalah-NY, Artists Against Apartheid – NYC, Al Awda-NY, Hunter Collage SJP, Jews Say No!, Middle East Crisis Response, Palestinian Club of Brooklyn College, NYU – SJP, War Resisters League New York Local, WESPAC, Women in Black-Union Square, Women of a Certain Age.
Location : Carnegie Hall – 881 7th Avenue New York, NY (btwn 56th and 57th Streets)
Gustavo Dudamel and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall