Oct 11, 2010

#BDS: Annie Lennox: I have no interest in going to Israel

Ex-Eurythmics singer and human rights activist tells The Observer she is in no way anti-Semitic, but coming to Israel would be 'too volatile.'

Legendary singer and social activist Annie Lennox said in an interview in the British daily The Observer on Sunday that she had no interest in visiting Israel, yet she stressed that she is far from being anti-Semitic.
"I don't have any interest to go to Israel," Lennox told The Observer, adding that "I don't think I'd ever have a cause to go. It would be too volatile [to perform], I think, because people get carried away and they twist what you say."
The gifted singer and ex-Eurhythmics soloist was among the leaders of the international protest against Israel's Gaza offensive in 2009. In an interview in England at the time, she described the IDF's actions in Gaza as "pornography of destruction." She also marched at the head of an anti-war and anti-Israel demonstration in London attended by tens of thousands.

#BDS: Messi to be in Gaza July 2011


(Pal Telegraph) Fox Sports Argentina Channel said on its website that the star of Argentina's Barcelona soccer club, Lionel Messi, was invited by UNICEF to be an ambassador in both Gaza and the Pakistan as an ambassador of goodwill.
According to the website, the UNICEF is planning to assign Messi as their goodwill ambassador in Gaza, which was subjected to vicious Israeli war that affected all walks of life, as well as Pakistan, which recently suffered violent floods that werent seen in the country since a long time, leaving more than a thousand people dead and thousands more homeless.
The website also reported that "the UNICEF assigned and declared the date of the visit, which will be in mid-July next year, since there will be no tournaments on the European continent, and away from the fatigue of playing football as a profession. "

#BDS: Guns and Roses likely to perform in Israel

Axl Rose due to arrive this year after ceaseless shuffling of band members since last show in 1993

Guns and Roses are coming to Israel, the latest in a steady stream of aging rock musicians most recently represented by Rod Stewart, Elton John, and the ensemble Blondie.

Ynet has learned that the band plans to perform twice, on December 18 and 19, at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

Producers have been trying to secure a performance by the group for two years now. Last year rumors abounded regarding their possible arrival, but they remained unconfirmed until now – though Israeli producers have yet to release an official statement.

Guns and Roses last performed in Israel 17 years ago, at Hayarkon Park, but the band has since altered drastically, with Axl Rose the only remaining link to its golden past. Since its breakup in the mid-90's, members have been sacked and replaced unceasingly.

#BDS: Pamela Anderson dances her way to Israel

Actress and Playboy model will dance and sit on judge panel of new season of Israel's version of 'Dancing with the Stars'

American actress and model Pamela Anderson will be on the new season of the Israeli version of the popular television show, "Dancing with the Stars," Yedioth Ahronoth learned from sources at Reshet, one of Channel 2's broadcast concessionaires.

Anderson is slated for a number of episodes as a judge and as a guest dancer, but will not be one of the competitors. She will be paid thousands of dollars for her participation.

Anderson, 43, is well acquainted with the "Dancing with the Stars" format as she was recently a contestant on the American version of the show.

The agreement securing her participation on the Israeli show was recently signed between her representatives and Reshet. According to the agreement, she will be a guest judge on a number of episodes alongside the regular panel of Hanna Laszlo, Claude Dadia, and Eli Mizrahi. Anderson will also perform a few dance numbers on the show.

#BDS: Ireland urged to join boycott of OECD tourism conference in Israel

London, (IRNA): The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is urging the Irish government to join Britain and Spain in boycotting an OECD tourism conference that is due to be held in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem later this month. 

In a letter to Irish Foreign Minister Martin, IPSC national chair Freda Hughes called on the government to follow the examples of its European partners to decline Israel’s invitation to attend the three-day conference, starting on October 20. 

“Israel’s membership of the OECD was approved recently in spite of warnings by human rights activists that such a move would risk legitimising Israel’s violations of international humanitarian law,” Hughes said. 

“Now it has become clear that the Israeli government intends to make use of its membership in order to consolidate the illegal occupation of Palestinian land,” she warned in a copy of the letter obtained by IRNA. 

“East Jerusalem is part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and has been illegally annexed by Israel, a move that has never been recognised by the international community,” Martins was told. 

The OECD tourism conference, which was due to be chaired by Britain, is only the second to be held outside Paris in the history of the organisation of largely high income economies. 

#BDS: Israeli Artists, Intellectuals Protest Against New Israeli Bill

Shortly after the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu based a bill on Sunday requiring all non-Jewish citizens to pledge allegiance to Israel not only as a state but as a “Jewish and democratic state”, hundreds of Israeli intellectuals and artists held a protest in Tel Aviv to challenge the new bill.

Speaking to the Rally, Professor Yaron Ezrachi said that “Israel is deteriorating to the level of a fascist state and that “the children of Israel will either leave the country, be imprisoned or just fight in the streets”.

Professor Gabi Solomon stated that with this new bill, “Israel is burying its declaration of independence”, and ironically added that “the Arabs will stab us in the back, the reason they did not do so since Israel’s establishment 62 years ago is irrelevant”.

The new bill passed by 22 to 8. It still needs to be approved by the Knesset in which the right wing Likud party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, enjoys a vast majority.

The ministers who voted against the bill are Ehud Barak and all of the ministers of his Labor Party, and Likud party ministers, Dan Meridor, Michael Etan and Beni Begen.

Head of the National Democratic Assembly, Arab member of Knesset, Dr. Jamal Zahalka, called for an international campaign to protect the Arabs and Palestinians in Israel from what he called “Israeli racism”.

#BDS: اعتصام احتجاجي على استمرار استيراد الخضار والفواكه الاسرائيلية

نظمت النقابات المهنية امام سوق الخضار المركزي في منطقة جويدة شرقي عمان السبت اعتصاما احتجاجيا على
الاستمرار في استيراد المنتجات الزراعية الاسرائيلية من خضار وفواكه . وهتف المعتصمون بعبارات "التطبيع مع
الصهاينة خيانة" و "لا لاستيراد الفواكه والخضار الصهيونية" و"التطبيع الزراعي طعنة في خاصرة الشعب
الفلسطيني"، واحرقوا العلم الاسرائيلي وسط هتافات تدعو الى مقاطعة منتجات اسرائيل كما احرقوا صناديق تعبأ فيها
بعضا من هذه المنتجات ".

ورفع المعتصمون لافتات كتب عليها "التطبيع مع الصهاينة خيانة" و "لا لاستيراد الفواكه والخضار الصهيونية"
و"التطبيع الزراعي طعنة في خاصرة الشعب الفلسطيني".

وقام المعتصمون الغاضبون باحراق العلم الاسرائيلي وسط هتافات تدعو الى مقاطعة منتجاته كما احرقوا صناديق تعبأ
فيها بعضا من هذه المنتجات.

ونددت النقابات المهنية في بيان "بسماح الحكومة لبعض التجار باستيراد بعض أنواع الخضار والفواكه من الكيان
الصهيوني مثل العنب والمانغو والافوكادو والكاكا والجزر والفلفل الملون وبيعها في الاردن دون ان يعرف الناس

كما دانت النقابات "قيام بعض التجار وهم قلة بالتعامل مع المستوطنين الصهاينة وتسويق منتجاتهم للمستهلكين في
الاردن او تصديرها لبعض الدول العربية وهي منتجات من مزارع مقامة على ارض مغتصبة بالقوة من
اصحابها الحقيقيين".

#BDS: فتح ترحب بقرار تركيا عدم المشاركة في قمة السياحة بالقدس

رام الله-معا- رحبت مفوضية العلاقات الدولية لحركة فتح بقرار تركيا عدم المشاركة في قمة السياحة المستدامة التي تنظمها منظمة التعاون والتنمية الاقتصادية في القدس في العشرين من الشهر الحالي , وبالتالي انضمت تركيا الى بريطانيا واسبانيا في موقفها الرافض للنوايا الاسرائيلية بتشريع احتلالها وضمها الغير قانوني للقدس الشرقية كما جاء على لسان وزير السياحة الاسرائيلي .

وقال شعث عضو اللجنة المركزية لحركة فتح مفوض العلاقات الدولية ان موقف الدول المقاطعة تمثل دفاعا عن الشرعية الدولية والاجماع الدولي الذي لا يعترف بالقدس كعاصمة لاسرائيل وطالب الدول الاعضاء في المنظمة بعدم المشاركة في المؤتمر , لتداعياته الخطيرة على الجهود الدولية المبذولة لاحلال السلام وحل الصراع .

واشارت المفوضية الى ان تحركها ومطالبتها بمقاطعة المؤتمر بدات تؤتي ثمارها , وان هناك تنامي وازدياد واضح لجهة مقاطعة قمة السياحة المستدامة في القدس , لانها تمثل مخالفة وانتهاك للقوانين الدولية وقرارات الشرعية الدولية .

#BDS: Ford Foundation Funds Anti-Israel Event

The Ford Foundation is paying to send at least eight anti-Israeli scholars to a conference at an Italian villa.

A total of 21 scholars will meet in the villa in Bellagio, on the banks of Lake Como, to discuss academic boycotts and their relation to academic freedom.

More than a third of the participants publicly support boycotts of Israeli universities out of opposition to the Jewish state, according to the New York Sun.

The foundation is contributing $70,000 to fund the meeting and publish the conference’s proceedings.

The move comes less than three years after reports of Ford Foundation funding of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity led to an international uproar. In November 2003, The foundation apologized for some of its funding and announced policies requiring grant recipients not to engage in bigotry.

#BDS: Alvin Ailey: Don't Dance Around Israeli Apartheid

OCCUPIED RAMALLAH, 9 October 2010 – The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is deeply disturbed by news reports that your company plans to participate, later this month, in the fourth annual Tel Aviv Dance Festival, an initiative sponsored by the Tel Aviv Municipality and cultural institutions that are complicit in maintaining Israel's system of colonial oppression.[2] PACBI, supported by an overwhelming majority in Palestinian civil society and, in particular, by almost the entire community of Palestinian dance artists and other cultural workers,[3] views the participation of any international cultural group in this, or any similarly objectionable festival, as a form of complicity in whitewashing Israel's occupation, apartheid and war crimes. We ask you to cancel your participation and to join the growing ranks of prominent international artists and arts groups who have refused to cross our boycott picket line [4] and have thus evoked the most noble traditions of international solidarity that was manifest in the South African anti-apartheid struggle.

Palestinian artists and boycott activists were particularly disheartened by Alvin Ailey's plans to partake in this festival, given your group's record of standing up for human rights and against racist oppression.

In 2008, when you first ignored our pleas and participated in Israel's "re-branding" propaganda efforts by performing in Tel Aviv, you yourself fell target to Israel's institutionalized and prevailing racism. Israeli security officers at Tel-Aviv's Airport forced Alvin Ailey dancer, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, your only African-American member with a Muslim/Arab sounding name, to perform twice for them in order to prove he was a dancer before letting him enter the country with the rest of the company, as reported by the Associated Press then.[5] While still officially illegal in the U.S., ethnic profiling, considered racist by human rights groups, is widespread in Israel. It is seen in such places as entrances to malls, public and private buildings, airports, etc. Israeli citizens and permanent residents with Arab names -- or often just "Arab accents" -- are commonly singled out for rough, intrusive and glaringly humiliating "security" checks.[6] Even after Mr. Jackson had complied, one of the Israeli officers suggested that he change his name, leaving him humiliated and "deeply saddened," as your own spokesperson confirmed at the time. In response to your humiliation, you did nothing.

At a time when the Israeli state is besieging and denying basic rights and needs to 1.5 million Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip and committing a gradual ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the Naqab (Negev), dancing in Tel Aviv is all that more morally repulsive. You shall be dancing at a festival primarily sponsored by the Tel Aviv Municipality, an official Israeli body notorious for its apartheid policies against the indigenous Palestinians. As the seat of Israel's political and economic power, Tel Aviv houses the institutions that mastermind and oversee the implementation of Israel’s longstanding policies of ethnic cleansing, racial discrimination and military subjugation. It is hence more emblematic of apartheid and colonial rule than any other Israeli city. Tel Aviv is a city in colonial denial. Its very existence and expansion are products of the Zionist project of erasing the physical presence of the Palestinians, their culture, heritage and memory. The adjacent Palestinian city of Jaffa and numerous villages were emptied of their indigenous inhabitants to make way for the "White City." Performing in Tel Aviv today is therefore equivalent to, if not worse than, performing in Sun City under apartheid South Africa, in violation of the call for boycott supported by the oppressed black majority then.

#BDS: جنوب أفريقيا تقاطع إسرائيل بسبب عنصريتها

كانت المقاطعة الدولية قد ساعدت في إنهاء نظام الفصل العنصري في جنوب إفريقيا.. والآن، يقود الافريقيون الجنوبيون معارضة العالم للعنصرية في إسرائيل.
روني كاسريلز – (الغارديان) 29/9/2010
ترجمة: عبد الرحمن الحسيني
كان تطوراً بارزاً عندما اتصل أول رئيس لحزب المؤتمر الوطني الافريقي، وأول فائز بجائزة نوبل للسلام في جنوب إفريقيا، ألبرت لوثولي، بالمجموعة الدولية طالباً منها دعم مقاطعة النظام العنصري في بلاده في العام 1958، فكان الرد تحركاً راسخاً وواسع النطاق، والذي لعب دوراً كبيراً في إنهاء نظام الفصل العنصري "الأبارتيد". ووسط المقاطعات الرياضية والتعهدات التي قطعها كاتبو المسرحيات والفنانون، والإضرابات التي قام بها العمال لوقف سلع جنوب إفريقيا من دخول الأسواق المحلية، والضغط الثابت على الدول لسحب دعمها لنظام جنوب إفريقيا، جاء دور الأكاديميين في الصدارة.
وقد جاء التحرك الكبير في شكل القرار الذي اتخذه نحو 150 أكاديمياً أيرلندياً بعدم قبول أي مناصب أكاديمية أو تعيينات في نظام الأبارتيد في جنوب إفريقيا. وفي العام 1971، اتخذ مجلس كلية ترينيتي في دبلن قراراً بعدم تملك أي حصص في أي شركة تتاجر مع، أو لها فروع تتعامل تجارياً مع نظام الفصل في الجمهورية. وخلص المجلس لاحقاً إلى أن الجامعة لن تحتفظ بأي روابط رسمية أو مؤسساتية مع أي مؤسسة أكاديمية أو حكومية في جنوب إفريقيا.
وبعد أربعة عقود تقريباً، نرى الحملة لفرض مقاطعة وسحب الاستثمار وفرض عقوبات، وهي تكسب أرضية مرة أخرى في جنوب إفريقيا، ولكن هذه المرة ضد نظام الأبارتيد الإسرائيلي.
ففي وقت سابق من الشهر الماضي، تعهد أكثر من 100 أكاديمي في عموم جنوب إفريقيا، من أكثر من 13 جامعة، بتقديم دعمهم لمبادرة جامعة جوهانسبيرغ الداعية إلى وضع حد للتعاون مع الاحتلال الإسرائيلي. ومنذئذ، نمت الحملة لتشمل 200 جهة داعمة. وفي الغضون، استقطبت المناشدة الأكاديمية التي عمّت البلاد والداعية إلى إلغاء اتفاقية بين جامعة جوهانسبيرغ وجامعة بن غوريون الإسرائيلية، لإجراء أبحاث في صحراء النقب اهتماماً واسع النطاق. وبمصادقة بعض الأصوات القيادية في جنوب إفريقيا، مثل كادر أسمال، وبريتين بريتنباتش، وانتيي كروغ، ومحمود مامداني، وبارني بتيانا، وديزموند توتو، يؤكد البيان قوة الدعوة للمقاطعة في جنوب إفريقيا:

#BDS: Stand by your man: Demi Moore clings to Ashton Kutcher as they head to Israel to renew wedding vows

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher continued to put up a united front yesterday following recent allegations of infidelity.

The couple, who both follow Kabbalah, were en route to Israel to renew their wedding vows.
And it looks like Demi, 47, is determined to keep hold of her man at any cost.

The Ghost star latched on to Ashton's left arm as they made their way through the airport, staying as close to him as possible.

But Ashton seemed lost in his own thoughts, with his head down and both hands in his pockets.
The couple recently celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary, posting a picture on Twitter of them in bed together.

#BDS: AT&T Announces Palo Alto, Plano, Israel Innovation Centers

Cisco, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs and Ericsson were selected to participate in the centers, which will employ a "speed dating" approach to bring commercial products and services quickly to market.

AT&T has announced the creation of three innovation centers, employing a fast-paced approach aimed at bringing commercial products and services quickly to market.

AT&T said the new centers will be located in Plano, Texas, near the firm's headquarters as well as in Palo Alto and Ra'anana near Tel Aviv, Israel. Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs and Ericsson were chosen to participate in the centers and Cisco and Juniper Networks have been selected to participate as infrastructure providers and collaborators.

The new centers are a far cry from the old AT&T's Bell Labs where scientists labored for years on individual projects and collected numerous Nobel Prizes along the way. AT&T said the new innovation centers will draw on the experience of venture capitalists and developers to quickly advance "ideas from inception to commercial applications."

AT&T also has a major R&D group, AT&T Labs, whose scientists conduct basic research and continue the innovation process at the company.

#BDS: Board member of Ziad Asali's ATFP does millions in business with Israeli military firm

A board member of the Washington, DC-based American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is a major investor in an aerospace company that does millions of dollars of business with an Israeli military defense contractor that has close ties to the Israel Defense Forces and whose headquarters occupy the land of a Palestinian village ethnically-cleansed in 1948.
The board member, Marwan M. Atalla, is described on ATFP's website as "President of NEST U.S.A., Inc. a privately held investment company with investments in real estate, aviation, technology and energy. NEST U.S.A., Inc. is part of the Near East Group, a multi-national investment group with offices in Amman, London and Houston."
On its website, NEST lists the eight firms in its investment portfolio, including "Cirrus Design – Manufacturer of 4-seat advanced technology aircraft." One of the aircraft the company manufactures is called the SF 50.

#BDS: Canada and Israel to cooperate on birding, environment

#BDS: Palestinian Civil Society Urges COOP to Boycott Agrexco

COOP ITALIA Via del Lavoro 6/8 40033 Casalecchio di Reno BOITALIA

Dear COOP board members,
We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society representatives, including farmers unions, agricultural organizations and popular committees are writing to express deep concern at reports that COOP Italia is considering entering a direct commercial agreement (albeit including a traceability guarantee) with Carmel Agrexco, the partially state owned Israeli exporter that is responsible for marketing 60-70% of the agricultural produce grown in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. We wish to emphasize that the proposed agreement does not mitigate, on the contrary it reinforces, COOP’s complicity in Israel’s system of occupation, colonisation and apartheid.
In the following, we present some facts about the nature of Carmel Agrexco’s operations and the political situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hoping that you shall accordingly consider ending all your relations with Carmel Agrexco.
Agrexco plays an integral part in the process of military occupation and colonisation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It plays a key role in the development of industrial scale agri-business, which provides an economic incentive for occupation and is funding the systematic denial of the rights of Palestinians. Within the legal and ethical framework of corporate responsibility and corporate complicity a company bears the responsibility for all its commercial undertakings that may violate human rights, labour and environmental standards. The SA 8000 standard to which COOP Italy has signed up refers to actions "within a company’s scope of control and influence, who produce products or provide services for that company, including personnel employed by the company itself, as well as by its suppliers/subcontractors, sub-suppliers, and home workers". As long as Agrexco is involved in any of its operations in the Israeli settlement enterprise or other violations of human rights and international law, the participation of this company in COOP Italy’s supplier chain brings COOP Italy into direct contradiction with its stated – and largely publicized – adherence to the SA 8000 and other standards of corporate social responsibility.
Therefore, any agreement with Agrexco that excludes settlement products from being sold to COOP or – even more worrying – that ensures only correct labelling of product as sourced from the illegal Israeli settlements would not alter the relation of corporate complicity between COOP Italy and Agrexco. It is under this logic that the Norwegian Ministry of Finance sold the shares held by Africa-Israel, an Israeli company involved in housing construction both inside Israel and in illegal settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – only a complete divestiture and ceasing of ties was adequate to end complicity with the company’s unethical and illegal practices.
Furthermore, Israeli exports and Carmel Agrexco products in particular have been routinely mislabelled, and Israeli export companies and officials have consistently misled partner governments and companies. As part of its ruling that products originating in the West Bank do not qualify for preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel Agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union criticised Israeli export authorities for being obstructive in their response to requests made by European Union officials. The UK government has expressed its doubts about the traceability of all products marked 'made in Israel' and admitted that shoppers cannot be completely sure that supermarket goods labelled this way are not sourced from settlers' farms. It also cast doubt over the effectiveness of the traceability systems that have already been implemented by UK supermarkets. Researchers have repeatedly documented evidence of Carmel Agrexco itself being involved in the deliberate mislabelling of produce from illegal Israeli settlements.
Even in the unlikely event that any traceability agreement between COOP Italia and Carmel Agrexco can be shown to be trust-worthy or effective, COOP shoppers purchasing Carmel Agrexco produce not sourced from the settlements will still be providing essential political and financial support to Carmel Agrexco and the central role it plays in the maintenance and development of Israeli settlements that have been ruled illegal under international law by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
By any objective standard it would seem quite unethical for COOP to continue business as usual with a company that is implicated in war crimes and to move the responsibility for ethical behaviour to its customers. COOP has its own corporate and ethical responsibility which cannot be devolved to its customers.
We are aware that COOP clearly understands the political character of its dealings with Carmel Agrexco. In fact, COOP in the planned trip cooperates with the Italian diplomatic mission to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We therefore believe that it is crucial for you to have a clear understanding about the impact of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian agriculture and livelihoods and the political consequences of continued international support to the Israeli companies which profit from the Israeli settlement enterprise and violations of Palestinian human rights.
We therefore suggest that you might be in a better position to make an informed decision about the impact of Carmel Agrexco’s continued relations with retailers such as yourselves if you are able to meet with Palestinian representatives of the cooperative movement, Palestinian civil society and farmers affected by Carmel Agrexco’s operations in the occupied West Bank before you meet with Carmel Agrexco. A working visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories to examine the situation further would indeed help your understanding of the direct impact COOP’s trade with Carmel Agrexco has on Palestinian lives and livelihoods. We would of course be delighted to facilitate these meetings and trips in any way that it could.
We are confident that COOP Italia, with such a rich history of support for democracy and ethical practices, will take the right path and uphold its earlier decision to stop the sale of all Carmel Agrexco produce. Only this comprehensive position will end COOP Italia’s complicity with Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.
Signed by: 
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)*
General Union of Palestinian Peasants and Co-op Groups
Union of Palestinian Farmers
Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (STW)
National Committee for Popular Resistance
Popular Committees against the wall and settlements in Nil’in, Bil’in, Al-Maasara, Nabi Saleh, 
Budros, Beit Jala and Wadi Rahal
Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees
Union of Palestinian Agricultural Engineers
Union of Agricultural Work Committees

#BDS: Letter to Dulce Pontes to cancel his performance in Tel Aviv on December 21

Dear Dulce Pontes:

We write as fans love your music and your voice. We were disturbed to learn of your upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, scheduled for December 21, 2010. We ask that you cancel this action. Despite the breathtaking beauty of your tunes, if you act in Israel you will be doing an accomplice to the normalization of a situation which has nothing beautiful, but for those who suffer is quite close to horror. The State of Israel maintains a military occupation and economic exploitation, ie colonial rule on a territory to which no right under international law. The population of these areas suffer the oppression of living not even allowed to statehood and the helplessness of living in refugee camps scattered across the Middle East.

Many political leaders or Israeli military commanders have problems trying to enter other countries because they are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

Your performance in Israel means that you can act that way without anything happening, you can blatantly violate human laws without paying any price.

We beg you to cancel your concert in Tel Aviv and join the BDS campaign, which proposes, as happened with South Africa when the apartheid regime continued to separate blacks and oppressed, isolation of Israel at all possible fronts: economic, artistic, educational, sports, cultural, while that country does not accept the validity of international law, which means in practice compliance with UN resolutions that dictate the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes, Israel return to the internationally recognized borders and an end to the occupation. Increasingly, the worlds of culture and art, such as Elvis Costello, the Pixies and Pink Floid, have canceled their commitments in Israel and have joined his voice to the campaign for the boycott.

If beauty wants to be beautiful, can not be complicit in the horror.

Write to: ondeia@dulcepontes.net Ondeia or call (his representative) at +351 912 899 524