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IKAPI cancels participation in Frankfurt Book Fair over controversial Israel support

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Originally published in Jakarta Post.

Oct 19, 2023
The Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI) has announced the cancellation of its participation in the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), scheduled to take place from Oct. 18-22. The decision came after FBF director Juergen Boss asserted the organizer’s position of supporting Israel and providing a platform for Israeli writers. The FBF also announced the cancellation of the award ceremony for the novel Minor Detail by Palestinian writer Adania Shibli. In press release on its official website, IKAPI expressed its opposition to the FBF’s stance. Arys Hilman, chairman of IKAPI, also emphasized that no Indonesian attributes or flags would be displayed at the book fair.

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