The Jewish Community of Denmark criticizes the exclusion of an Israeli director from a theater festival in Copenhagen

The Jewish Community of Denmark published a statement criticising the exclusion of Israeli director Roy Horovitz from the CPH Stage Theater Festival, Denmark’s national Performing Arts festival in Copenhagen.

Chairmen of the Danish Jewish Community Henri Goldstein expressed his concern, stating that if the cancellation is solely due to Roy Horovitz being a Jewish Israeli, it is unacceptable and indicative of the Gaza war infiltrating Danish cultural life.

Goldstein acknowledges the intense emotions surrounding the conflict between Hamas and Israel, but warns against involving Danish cultural institutions in the conflict, as it only serves to benefit those seeking division and polarization.

He emphasizes that a theater director should not be held accountable for the policies of the Israeli government, highlighting a troubling trend where Israelis and Jews are collectively judged based on their identity rather than individual actions.


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