The leading theater business in Israel has run a play for the first time in Kiryat Arba near Hebron
, wisely defying leftarded opponents:
The Habima National Theater group performed the play "A Simple Story" at the cultural center in Kiryat Arba Thursday evening. Culture Minister Miri Regev and MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) were among those in the audience.
This is the first time that Habima has performed in Kiryat Arba. The announcement of the performance led to fierce criticism of the theater group by leftists and calls for the actors to boycott the performance.
Odeliah Friedman, the executive director of Habima, responded to the criticism by saying, "It is not the role of the National Theater to condemn or engage in boycotts against any sector of the population. The purpose of the National Theater is to provide quality culture for all citizens of Israel, and just as it has done so in the past, so too will it do so in the future."
MK Glick came to the performance accompanied by a guest, Muhamed Jaber, an Arab resident of Hevron. Jaber was once a member of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, but now he is a peace activist who opposes violence.
"Our job in the future will be to extend Israeli sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria," Glick said. "It will require us - Jews and Arabs - to learn to live together. It will mean a two-sided struggle-fighting an uncompromising battle against violent extremist factors while (at the same time) striving to live together and strengthen the moderate elements."
I'm proud of the theater network for standing up to phony peace activists who only want to deny legitimacy to Judea/Samaria/Gaza's connection with Israel and the Jews, and deny them the right to enjoy entertainment where they live. Theater is a very good form of art, better in some ways than movies, and Habima's setting a good example by standing up to the dhimmified leftists who probably don't even go to see their shows.
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