In support, solidarity with Palestine; a response to non-stop Isaeli massacre and genocide of Palestinians. Israeli apartheid has been stealing the homes, land of Palestinians, murdering and imprisoning Palestinians since 1948. In May 2021, Israel launched attacks in Palestine targeting Shaikh Jerrah in East Jerusalem that has killed over two hundred Palestinians and injured over a thousand Palestinians. Israel has announced that they will continue their attacks in Palestine for as long they have to.
WHY BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ
Zabludowicz Art Trust uses art and culture to artwash the Israeli state’s ongoing racism and violence against Palestinians. It is intimately connected to lobbying activities on behalf of the Israeli state, and to a company providing services to the Israeli Air Force. The Zabludowicz brand weaponizes culture to legitimate and reinforce the Israeli policy of apartheid.
In a period when white supremacist racism in Israel has hardened from informal to official state policy, this is an exceptionally destructive use of cultural soft power. It out-strips even the worst corporate offenders globally for its role in an explicit and ongoing policy of racism and apartheid.
Even in the increasingly privatised UK culture scene where funding is often derived from vastly exploitative and oppressive companies and private-public bodies, Zabludowicz Trust stands out because it directly serves a project of apartheid, here and now. Under Israel’s Basic Laws, “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it” [Our italics]. [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/israel-adopts-controversial-jewish-nation-state-law ]
Here racism isn’t incidental to the state’s policies, it’s pivotal. Zabludowicz Trust exists to naturalise and normalise programmatic apartheid: help us shatter the illusion that racism is ever acceptable – whether anti-Palestinian or anti-semitic!
To read more and sign the petition: https://boycottzabludowicz.wordpress.com
MEETING: The next Boycott Zabludowicz online open meeting is on Sunday 23rd of May at 7.30pm. Please join and get involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration link.
What can you do as a worker or visitor at Tate – email the directors office, feel free to copy and paste the letter below or you can write your own letter:
Title: Remove Israeli apartheid arms and propaganda supplier Anita Zabludowicz as executive trustee
I’m a visitor/ worker at the Tate.
Anita Zabludowicz is an executive trustee at Tate meaning she has a lot of power in decisions made at the Tate. Anita Zabludowicz with her husband Poju Zabludawicz are art collectors, an art collection that is built on Israeli arms supply funds – weapons that are used to murder Palestinians. Zabludawicz are also a major funder and a former founder of BICOM (British Israel communications research centre) – a propaganda machine.
I do not support the Israeli apartheid in Palestine and I do not support the massacre of Palestinians by Israel. Anita Zabludowicz is a supplier of propaganda and weapons to Israel that are killing Palestinians. I want Anita Zabludowicz to be removed as the executive trustee at the Tate.
Boycott Zabludowicz: https://boycottzabludowicz.wordpress.com