Cancel your planned concert in apartheid Israel
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Many artists - from Roger Waters and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) to Faithless, Lauryn Hill, Maroon 5, Talib Kweli, Jacco Gardner, Leftfield and many others - have respected the call from Palestinian civil society for artists to heed the international call for boycott and to not normalise Israel's apartheid regime by performing there.
The cultural boycott is part of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), which is the Palestinian response to the international community's failure to act on Israel's violations of international law. BDS has become a global, multi-ethnic, multi-religion, grass roots network dedicated to this nonviolent struggle to end the Israeli oppression, apartheid, siege and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
Merely by performing in Israel you would become complicit in normalising its routine degradation, debasement, humiliation, systematic discrimination and the all too often killing of a people who make up around 50% of the population it directly controls. In addition it denies the right of return to millions of Palestinians, including refugees scattered across the world.
Please read this letter to further understand our request to you to consider and hope you will cancel your two shows in Israel on 23 & 24 August 2015:
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