Livnat excited, happy as Ariel cultural center opens

Culture and sport minister: "This event in Ariel is much more exciting than other events; town's residents have basic right to culture."

November 8, 2010 21:33
Culture Minister Limor Livnat

Limor Livnat. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat (Likud) on Monday evening arrived in Ariel to celebrate the opening of the controversial cultural center that has been boycotted by actors and artists from the left of the political spectrum.

Livnat expressed her opposition to the boycott and said "the opening of any cultural center is a happy and exciting event but this event in Ariel is much more exciting."

"Ariel has been dreaming of this center for many years now and I am overwhelmed by the reaction of the Israeli public who have shown their support for it in the face of a minority of artists who attempted to take away from the residents of Ariel the basic right to certain level of culture," the culture and sport minister said.

Earlier on Monday Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Army Radio that from now on he will not attend performances by the artists who called for a boycott of Ariel.

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