The Jerusalem Post reports: Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated outside of a peace festival featuring Jewish and Arab Israeli performers in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday, calling out to those entering the venue, “Your tickets are covered in Palestinian blood.”
The one-day, International Shalom Festival, was part of the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s biggest arts festival, which is taking place throughout August. The Shalom festival sought to bring together both Jews and Arabs in order to “build cultural bridges with Israel,” according to pro-Israeli NGO StandWithUs, which organized the event.
However, the festival intended to build bridges was met by a boycott effort from the pro-Palestinian activists who shouted anti-Israel slogans and attempted to prevent patrons from entering the event, Tamir Oren, StandWithUs UK’s director of public affairs who was present at the event said.
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