Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Concert held; no one dies

A performance by the Jerusalem Quartet at "London's Wigmore Hall" on Monday was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Palestine/anti-Israel demonstrators. News reports here and here; the view from one of the protesters here; and an eye-witness account/concert review here.
One thing puzzles me. On the one side, there's a claim that one or more members of the Jerusalem Quartet are part of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. On the other, there's a claim that the quartet are Distinguished IDF Musicians. Surely both can't be true. Wouldn't that require some serious cognitive dissonance? Or is the Israel-Palestine situation even more fucked up than I thought?

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