More than 20 acts withdraw from Sydney festival to protest Israeli funding

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Tue, 2022-01-04 19:49

LONDON: More than 20 acts have withdrawn from the 2022 Sydney Festival to boycott a sponsorship deal by the Israeli Embassy in Australia’s capital Canberra.

The acts withdrew two days before the festival was scheduled to begin on Thursday. They include comedian Nazeem Hussain, visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, and a host of Australian and international artists, musicians and poets.

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