Dozens protest Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall


(JTA) — Dozens of protesters got the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s weeklong tour of the United States off on a sour note.

The demonstrators from Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, carried signs and chanted outside of Carnegie Hall in New York during a fundraising brunch on Sunday that was followed by a performance.

The signs read “BDS,” “Whitewash Apartheid Orchestra” and “Israel fiddles while Palestine burns.”

The orchestra is in the United States to play concerts in New York, Florida and Michigan.

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