Nico Slobinsky, vice-president of the Pacific region's Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said he was saddened and disappointed with the Belfry's decision to cancel the play. "They should not have allowed themselves to be intimidated and bullied by the loud and aggressive anti-peace mob that came after them for featuring the play," he said. "Let me be clear: if the play was not based on the ethical dilemma of an Israeli religious man there likely would have been no pressure exerted on the Belfry Theatre to remove the play from the schedule."
Slobinsky said he applauded Vancouver's PuSh Festival for standing up for freedom of artistic expression and making the "right decision."
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