In today's article CBC showed its profound inadequacy and weakness in its discussion of performers who respond to the BDS boycott of Israel;
The dilemma Lana Del Rey and others face performing in Israel
First the article has no quotation or input from any Palestinian advocate of BDS, but quotes at length a well-known extreme Zionist professor, Aurel Braun, with his inane, unsubstantiated comments that BDS "stands in the way of peace", and that it supports "hardliners". Absolutely ridiculous comments with no evidence being offered. Why would CBC give this dotard such a platform?
The other Zionist quoted is the extremist Rabbi Shmuley with his libellous accusations that Lorde is a "bigot". This is based on the notion that those who criticize Israel are anti-Semitic. This is an absolutely ridiculous proposition, because the opposite is true. It is the bigoted Zionists that oppress Palestinians and the supporters of Palestinians who are not racists dedicated to the defence of their own tribes, but open-minded supporters of justice for ALL - not just for their tribe. Why does CBC repeat the dirt that Shmuley is slinging? Shame on CBC, and we Canadians that pay its bills.
The biggest commission in the article is mention of the fact that recently the Israelis destroyed one of the main playhouses in the West Bank because it did not like the content of its performances. If Israel destroys theatre in Palestine, that alone is good enough reason to not play in Israeli theatres. Is CBC ignorant of this fact, or willfully ignoring it. Most likely the latter.
Also one person quoted says that it is OK to play in Israel, even if you disagree with its politics, just as he plays in the USA while disagreeing with Trump. But there is a huge difference. The BDS campaign is like a PICKET LINE that decent people should not cross. The Palestinians are begging for international support against their oppression and have created in effect a picket line. There is no such picket line in the USA.
If CBC cannot publish anything better than this on BDS, I suppose we should be grateful that CBC largely ignores it.