PETITION „Israeli Government: Let the Palestinien children enjoy the puppet festival in east Jerusalem!“

DEAR PUPPETRY FRIENDS,

What is the relation between puppetry and politics, is there any? should there be any relation?

Read the message below of Israelian puppeteer Ariel Doron,

he made among other activities an Israelian Version of Punch & Judy

Read the article from The Guardian,

watch the film at You Tube

sign, if you agree and if you wish to do so, the petition

Frans Hakkemars

Puppeteer, www.franshakkemars.nl, Facebook Frans Hakkemars en Linked in Frans Hakkemars Correspondent Magazine WP – de World of Puppetry,  redactie@poppenspelers.nl  Member NVP Association for Puppetry in the Netherlands – Unima Netherlands, www.poppenspelers.nl, secretaris@poppenspelers.nl  Councillor UNIMA The Netherlands, UNIMA@poppenspelers.nl member UNIMA, International Non-governmental organization of Puppetry  www.UNIMA.org member Commission Publication and Communication. member Commission Cultural Exchange, subcommission Bed & Puppets UNIMA. and member of the Auditing Committee 2012 – 2016 UNIMA

Hello dear friends

Forgive me for writing to you a group letter, I don’t tend to send such things and I hate it myself when people send it to me, but I feel this is a matter of importance and that you could all be of help.

Have you heard about the cancelation of the Palestinien puppetry festival by the Israel government?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/24/israel-cancels-puppet-show-jerusalem

It is absurd, cruel and sad. I attach here a petition. I believe (or hope at least) that as an international community we have power, and if we all sign and tell our puppeteer friends to sign, we can show the Israeli government, that the whole world is looking at their Actions, and that the cancelation of the Festival creates a bad Image for Israel.

Please sign the petition, and help us spread the world, because every child in the world has the right to see puppetry, and no one can take that away from them.

Thank you!

Ariel (on behalf of the Israeli puppeteers. Well, at least the sane ones).

This is a small & silly punch and judy style protest movie which also has the link to the Petition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pCFTj2Tavs#at=106

This the link to the petition:

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-israeli-ministry-of-public-secutiry-let-the-palestiniens-make-the-children-puppet-theatre-festival?utm_campaign- friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_fals