Bradford Lit Festival: using culture to normalise occupation

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Al-Araby

The Bradford Literature Festival is an annual cultural event held over the months of June and July in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The festival aims to empower “diverse and marginalised voices” within the UK, by hosting live music, theatre productions, lectures, and family-orientated events. One has to question, then, why funders of the Israeli military, as well as of prominent settler organisations would see fit to sponsor the festival? Judging by the event’s website, it seems there is a strong link between the festival and several prominent Zionist organisations. This is shocking, given the lev…

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