According to Walla!, the producer of the Tel Aviv show said that Doom was suffering from heart trouble and canceled additional shows. He remarked that the cancellation was not due to political causes and that he anticipated that Doom would reschedule. In the meantime, ticket holders to the Tel Aviv show, which was scheduled to be held at the Block on Saturday night, could get a refund.
While MF Doom does have a history of heart trouble, the cancellation fueled speculation that Doom had answered the Palestination Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) call to boycott. PACBI published an open letter to Doom on November 11, just over two weeks before he was schedule to perform.