another reason why the cultural and academic boycott of Israel is integral to the economic boycott, all of which are integral to the resistance against Zionism and the continual theft of land and killing of Palestinians (and Lebanese):
“We will send well-known novelists and writers overseas, theater companies, exhibits. This way you show Israel’s prettier face.” so said Arye Mekel, the Israel Foreign Ministry’s deputy director general for cultural affairs, concerned that Israel is viewed by the world only in the context of war, today
So, they all work together. To create a false image. An image that is destructive in its lies. Let the world see Israel as it is.