Today, another major artist expressed their commitment to justice and human rights, answering the call of Palestinian people for boycott, divestmeent and sanctions against apartheid Israel by cancelling her performance there.
On her official Facebook page, Natacha Atlas stated:
“I had an idea that performing in Israel would have been a unique opportunity to encourage and support my fans’ opposition to the current government’s actions and policies. I would have personally asked my Israeli fans face-to-face to fight this apartheid with peace in their hearts, but after much deliberation I now see that it would be more effective a statement to not go to Israel until this systemised apartheid is abolished once and for all. Therefore I publicly retract my well-intentioned decision to go and perform in Israel and so sincerely hope that this decision represents an effective statement against this regime.”
Kudos, Natacha, for standing strong on the right side of history! Who’ll be the next musician, artist, writer or sportsperson to stand up and be counted against apartheid Israel?
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