Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal
Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

TheUnited Arab Emirates’ move to pursuenormalisationwithIsraelhas prompted a backlash from Arabartistsand intellectuals, who are boycotting Emirati-backedculturalawards and events to support the Palestinian cause.”I announce that I am withdrawing from your exhibition,” Palestinian photographer Mohamed Badarne wrote to the Sharjah Art Foundation, based in one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE.”As a people under occupation, we must take a stand against anything to do with reconciliation with the (Israeli) occupier,” Berlin-based Badarne told AFP.The UAE agreed last month to establish fu…

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