Jun 12, 2011

#BDS: Open letter from #Lebanon to #Moby: Don’t play in #Israel next month

Does anybody in Lebanon know who's behind this open letter?

"The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBIposted a public letter signed by Lebanese civil society organizations and student groups commending the decision by musician Moby to visit Lebanon in early July, while urging him to cancel his upcoming concert in Israel planned for the week after in order to respect the call for Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions
The signatories wrote to Moby (whose namesake is based upon Herman Melville’s eponymous novel):
Come to Lebanon on July 5th, but, please, in honor of Herman Melville’s recognition of the rights of and respect for the indigenous, and in honor of the 2005 call from Palestinian Civil Society, please do not go to Israel on July 12th. Come to Lebanon and learn of the oppression we have endured at  the hands of the Israeli army and its collaborators; unlearn the myths Israel propagates. The soil that Arabs have cultivated for centuries, in Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, has been militarily occupied for decades by Israel. The people who have cultivated that soil – namely the Palestinians – have been denied their right to return to their land solely because they are not Jewish."
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1 comment:

  1. thanks for sharing this :) If hes going to play in Israel, then we dont want him here in Lebanon.