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The struggle of the world of culture: artists meet with Netanyahu, others demonstrate in front of Beit Gantz
Corona's cultural struggle on two fronts: In Jerusalem, in the Prime Minister's Office, a meeting is being held with cultural figures; and in Rosh HaAyin, outside Defense Minister Bnei Gantz, there is a rage of artists - watch the live broadcast. Shalom Asaig: Hotel - and we will not work "Tags
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Sagi Ben NunSunday, 09 August 2020, 19:15
The struggle of the world of culture in its freeze for about five months following the Corona crisis focuses today (Sunday) on two different arenas: in Jerusalem, in Prime Minister Netanyahu's office, his meeting with cultural figures and artists is taking place; At the same time, in Rosh HaAyin, outside the home of Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Bnei Gantz, there is a demonstration of rage by many artists and cultural figures.
The Prime Minister's meeting with the representatives of the culture took place against the background of the intensification of the struggle of the events committee of the culture and events industry, with the representatives of the industry seeking to promote an immediate opening outline with their participation. Along with Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, Finance Minister Israel Katz and Culture and Sports Minister Hili Troper attended the meeting. The artists who came to the meeting had a majority for those identified with their right-wing views. Among the artists and cultural figures who came - Yehoram Gaon, Shalom Asaig, Idan Amidi, Zehava Ben, Ivri Lider and producer Guy Besser.
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Live broadcast: Demonstration of cultural figures in front of Defense Minister Bnei Gantz's home (Photo: Yotam Ronen)Ivri Lider upon entering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office ahead of a meeting of representatives of the world of culture with the Prime Minister (Photo: Roni Kanfen)
Shalom Asaig said before entering a meeting with Netanyahu: "Hopefully they will open up the world of culture and we will return to perform. I am sure there are ways to do that, capsules that are rejected, there is no reason for them to open restaurants and hotels - that is welcome, yes? - and we will not work." Culture Minister Hili Trooper told Walla! Culture before entering a meeting with Netanyahu: "We have been working for many weeks on a variety of outlines that can be approved and it is right to approve them immediately. They balance all health needs and society's need for culture. And I hope we leave here tonight with a happy outline."
The invitation to the rage demonstration about the silence of the world of culture that is currently taking place in front of Defense Minister Bnei Gantz's house was held under the title "Order 8 for Cultural Workers", and was designed in the style of the illustrated children's book series "Where Where?" The title is "Where is my son?". The invitation reads: "It is time to ask - where are my sons? An alternative prime minister in a parity government must come to his senses and take responsibility."
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To the full articleShalom Asaig upon entering a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Roni Knafo)
Actress Asi Levy, who came to the demonstration in front of Ganz's house, told Walla! Culture: "We want to go back to work. It is not possible for everything to open up, it is discussed and ignored, and we are completely ignored. It is a struggle of the whole society for the spirit, for the soul of us all. There is no nation without culture and it is measured in it. It is a war for survival."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a meeting with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, Finance Minister Israel Katz and Culture and Sports Minister Hili Troper with artists and representatives of the cultural sector, Prime Minister's Office (Photo: PR) Invitation to appear online to demonstrate the world of culture's anger over the corona Held on August 9, 2020 in front of the home of Defense Minister Bnei Gantz (screenshot)