Organisers of a conference on Israeli music to be held at SOAS in London
have broken links with hte israeli embassy and funders after pressure
from BRICUP nad other groups. Original publicity material for the conference
had acknowledged support from the Israeli Embassy, London, and the British
Israeli Arts Training Scheme (BI ARTS), “a British Council initiative
in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry
of Culture and Sport in Israel”. The British Friends of the Hebrew
University was also mentioned.

Following pressure the organisers confirmed that there would be no
funding directly or indirectly from the Israeli Government or institutions.
Subsequently all reference to the Israeli-related organisations was
removed from the conference’s online publicity materials.

BRICUP’s statement on the planned event
Read the BRICUP press release
on Israeli funding pledge

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