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IKAPI to Pull Out of Frankfurt Book Fair for Pro-Israel Stance

Media Clippings

Written by Maria Fransisca Lahur
Originally published in Tempo English.

Oct 16, 2023
The Indonesian Publishers Association (Ikapi) announced that they are pulling out from participating in the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) that was scheduled for October 18 to 22, 2023. The head of Ikapi Arys Hilman mentioned that there will be no Indonesian attribute or Indonesian flag as well as Ikapi's presence during the fair even if the stand has been built.

Ikapi's statement was announced following FBF's statement through its Director Juergen Boos, to officially supported Israel, as shown in its official social media accounts and website."FBF announced that they condemned Hamas' terror toward Israel and will give more room for Israeli writers to speak up in FBF 2023," Arys said on Sunday.

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