The ‘Jordan Festival’ faces a boycott
When the famous Jordanian ‘Jerash Festival’ began waning that last few seasons, the Jordanian government decided to include it in a new festival called the ‘Jordan Festival.’
The new festival will host a number of famous Arab music artists, including artists from other parts of the world. The concerts will be held at various historical sites in Amman, Jerash and the Dead Sea.
The festival’s committee will employ the French company ‘Publicis’ to organize the advertisements for the festival. The same company did the advertisements for the Israeli 60th anniversary celebrations, marking the establishment of the Jewish State.
A Jordanian organization that works to fight “normalization” with Israel, sent out a memo to some of the artists, asking them to boycott festival. Memos were sent to Lebanese artists Elissa and George Wasoof.
According to the London daily Elaph, despite theses efforts, the Jordanian minister of tourism believes the festival will be a success. The minister said that even though the French company will be doing the advertisements for the festival, the management and supervision of the festival will be exclusively Jordanian.