Apr 5, 2012

#BDS: OPEN LETTER to Red Hot Chili Peppers: Please cancel your gig in #Israel

"Dear Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer,

In 2005, Palestinian Civil Society called for a cultural boycott of Israel.  Red Hot Chili Peppers, as artists of conscience, please don’t ignore the nonviolent approach of  Palestinian people by breaching the boycott.  Your solidarity with the cultural boycott is needed.

The boycott call by Palestine has become a global movement, and with good reason.   The tragic plight of Native Americans parallels the plight of the indigenous people of Palestine.   In the case of Palestine, approximately 4.2 million people are subjected to Israel's harsh form of apartheid.  Israel’s Jewish population is about 5 million.  The collective punishment of 1.5 million people in Gaza and 2.7 million people in the West Bank/Occupied Jerusalem is a crime against humanity."

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