Jan 19, 2012

#BDS: Lara Fabian cancels #Lebanon tour after BDS campaign

"Belgian singer Lara Fabian announced via Facebook on Thursday that she has cancelled her February concert in Lebanon after pro-Palestinian activists campaigned against her visit.

Fabian wrote in a "Love Letter" to her "Lebanese friends" that she "won’t sing under threats" and that she will not "deal with hatred."

The self-confessed pro-Zionist Belgian artist said she "believe(s) in tolerance, generosity and truth" and said Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) activists were "living with hatred because they weren’t loved enough."

Al-Akhbar ran a story earlier in the week highlighting a BDS campaign in Lebanon to stop Fabian from performing at the Casino du Liban, citing her pro-Israel activities."

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