The Elder of Ziyon reports: Israeli dancing group dropped from festival after refusing to change their name
When the participants’ names were released, Esther Blumenthal-Skop of Machol was surprised to learn that the name of the Machol Israeli Dancing Club had been truncated to Machol Group and all references to Israel had been removed with the club being described as a Jewish dance group.
No change had been made to other groups including Chinese, Hungarian, Armenaian and Ukrarnian Traditional Folk Dances and the Irish Reel and Jigs.
In her submission to VEOHRC, Blumenthal-Skop said she asked for an explanation and was told that the organiser would not be held responsible for consequences if the words “Israel” or “Israeli” were used to describe the group.
Interesting how Muslim-jihad-terrorism allows people the space to discriminate against Israelis.
The Elder of Ziyon points to the term Zionophobia.
I think it should simply be called “Zionphobia.”