The festival, which is expected to draw many musicians from Europe,
will take place in the Red Sea resort is planned for March 17-26.

In an email to the members of the international orchestra iPalpiti,
the activists listed several prominent people who have boycotted Israel,
such as South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, director Ken Loach and
guitarist John Williams.

The 15 people who signed the letter – who include the linguist Prof.
Rachel Giora, Shir Hever and Yonatan Pollack – argued that if the festival
takes place as planned, it will help Israel present an image of normalcy.
They also pointed out that the event is supported by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Bank Hapoalim.

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