Palestine: Over 100 Artists Sign Pledge in Support of Lorde’s Israel Decision | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Palestine: Over 100 Artists Sign Pledge in Support of Lorde’s Israel Decision

More than 100 actors, musicians, writers and directors have signed a pledge of support of New Zealand pop singer Lorde after she was criticized for cancelling a concert in Israel.
The pledge, which was published as an open letter in the Guardian on Friday, was signed by well-known artists including Mark Ruffalo, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Morello, John Cusack, Julie Christie, Shepard Fairey, Eve Ensler, Angela Davis, Talib Kweli, and James Schamus, WAFA reported.

Lorde has been making headlines since canceling a show scheduled for June in Tel Aviv heeding calls by activists in the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement.

The letter of support came in response to a full-page ad featured in the Washington Post that attacked Lorde for her decision. The ad was sponsored by the Word Values Network, an organization run by, Shmuley Boteach, a supporter of US President Donald Trump whose main donors include right-wing settlement funder, Sheldon Adelson.

"We write in support of Lorde, who made public her decision not to perform in Israel and has now been branded a 'bigot’ in a full page advertisement in the Washington Post," the letter said.

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good purchase

kendellmd

I just went out and bought a Lorde Album; I consider it a good investment. Can't say I've listened to it (truth be told I prefer jazz) . . . but I like where she's coming from. Big fan of Roger Waters and John Cusack as well.

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