Cordoba Primary School is one of the most vulnerable schools in Hebron. Situated in H2, the Israeli-controlled portion of the city, most of the 148 Palestinian pupils must travel through checkpoints each day on their way to and from school.
I don't find the concept of a cultural boycott easy. The arts (especially imported from outside, looking in) can be such a powerful tool to hold up a mirror to people wilfully overlooking schisms of injustice or brutality in their own societies.
It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.