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Auckland - New Zealand Music Star Scraps Israel Concert Amid Boycott Calls

Published on: December 25, 2017 05:00 PM
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Auckland - Lorde on Sunday cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer after appeals by pro-Palestinian activists.

The New Zealand music star said in a statement that “the right decision at this time” was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.

Her announcement followed calls by proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to cancel her performance over Israel’s human rights record. Lorde joins artists including Roger Waters, Lauryn Hill and Elvis Costello in boycotting Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.

Lorde said that after having “lots of discussions” about the matter, “I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one,” referring to her initial decision to hold the concert.

Lorde’s cancellation was welcomed by members of the BDS movement. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted a statement on Twitter thanking the artist for “heeding appeals from your fans against Israel’s art-washing of its brutal oppression of Palestinians.”

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Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev said she hoped Lorde would reconsider her decision. “Lorde, I expect you to be a pure heroine, like the title of your first album, a pure culture hero, free of any external — and if I may add, delusional — political considerations,” Regev said in a statement.

The Israeli concert promoter responded to the cancellation, saying: “We forgive her.”



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 Dec 25, 2017 at 05:18 PM Reb Yid Says:

Satmar gotta love this one: "Lorde Boycotts Israel"

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 05:50 PM MrSmith Says:

Good riddance, she should go sing in Yemen or Iran instead

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 06:54 PM Normal Says:

This is OUR fault. There are so many rich Jews around the world that could fight against the anti-Semitic newspapers and press that are taking the side of the Arabs and then we wonder why everyone hates us.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 07:18 PM Butterfly Says:

Never heard of her.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 09:46 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Who cares its Kol Isha anyhow

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 10:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Just Wondering.... Says:

Who cares its Kol Isha anyhow

Women are allowed to hear kol isha.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 11:56 PM favish Says:

Reply to #3  
Normal Says:

This is OUR fault. There are so many rich Jews around the world that could fight against the anti-Semitic newspapers and press that are taking the side of the Arabs and then we wonder why everyone hates us.

'we'?you not we. see medresh why

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 Dec 26, 2017 at 12:11 PM elyeh Says:

A left wing "Jew", Justine Sachs, was one of two people (along with her Palestinian Muslim friend) who pressured the singer. Justine Sachs is a hater of Israel and strong supporter of BDS against all of Israel who "promotes a boycott of Israel."

It is these left wing Jews who act as Kapos helping the Nazis, supporting all that harms Jews. They claim they are ethical and that their left wing ideas will bring peace for all and therefore a "little harm" to Jews is just what is needed to make the world better.

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 Dec 27, 2017 at 01:47 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Women are allowed to hear kol isha.

But should they be listening to Goyish music?

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