RAMALLAH, 26 Oct (JMCC) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu today asked a South African opera troupe to cancel a planned Israeli tour, comparing the apartheid he earned a Nobel Peace Prize fighting against to Israel
's current society founded on discriminatory laws and racial exclusivity.
Cape Town Opera should postpone its proposed tour next month until both Israeli and Palestinian opera lovers of the region have equal opportunity and unfettered access to attend performances, he said.Read more
He added it would be unconscionable to perform Porgy and Bess, which he says has a universal message of nondiscrimination.
Tutu charged that by bringing international artists to perform, the Tel Aviv Opera House advances Israel's fallacious claim to being a 'civilized democracy.'
at the Jerusalem Post