Lana Del Rey Don't Play for Occupation, Cancel Your Performance in apartheid Israel

More and more artists are standing up for Palestinian rights by refusing to perform in apartheid Israel. Lana Del Rey’s music speaks to an entire generation and has earned her a following of almost 9 million on Twitter. If she goes forward with her performance in Israel, she will be using her name and influence to whitewash Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, including ongoing massacres taking place right now in Gaza. Lana has said that this performance isn’t a political statement. But performing in Israel is not only political, it is directly supporting occupation and apartheid.

Tell Lana to use her voice to speak up for Palestinian human rights and cancel her performance at Israel’s Meteor Festival.


Dear Lana:

You said your performance in Israel would be performed with “loving energy w a thematic emphasis on peace.” If you really want peace, you must respond to the Palestinian call for human rights, dignity and freedom by canceling your performance at Israel’s Meteor Festival.

Palestinians living under Israel’s system of occupation face a nightmare of daily humiliations, roads divided between Jews and Palestinians, a military court system where children are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and abused, and massacres of civilians. Israel openly institutes two sets of laws for two groups of people – the definition of apartheid – and is the only country in the world with a juvenile military court system.

Palestinians are calling on the international community to support their struggle for freedom and equality in the same way that was effective in ending South African apartheid. Just earlier this month, US musician John Maus, Scottish singer-songwriter Alun Woodward, English musicians Nadine Shah and Richard Dawson, the post-punk trio Shopping, and Welsh artist Gwenno made headlines when they cancelled their appearances at Berlin’s Pop-Kultur because of the Israeli Embassy’s involvement with the show.

You are one of the headlining acts at Israel’s Meteor Festival. Canceling your performance would speak volumes to the international community and make a significant impact towards ending Israeli oppression and violence. Please join the artistic boycott of Israel by canceling your Israeli show.

Sincerely,

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  • Carolyn Harris
    signed 2018-08-30 00:20:03 -0400
    I believe that boycotts work. Please do not go to perform in Israel.
  • Jan Pierson
    signed 2018-08-30 00:15:19 -0400
  • Suhail Shafi
    signed 2018-08-30 00:11:32 -0400
  • mary C
    signed 2018-08-29 23:51:47 -0400
  • Ahmad Merhebi
    signed 2018-08-29 23:41:00 -0400
  • Tony Tsang
    signed 2018-08-29 23:05:55 -0400
  • shermin ahmed
    signed 2018-08-29 23:03:54 -0400
  • L. Geraghty
    signed 2018-08-29 22:55:49 -0400
    Lana, you are so beautiful. Please add your strength to that beauty to help the Palestinian people escape the constant persecution by their oppressors, the Israeli government and military, who are treating the Palestinians in a manner similar to the way American colonists treated Native Americans. This ethnic cleansing must be checked with important voices like yours via BDS to stop the erasure & suffering of the Palestinian people.
  • Carol Kouri
    signed 2018-08-29 22:21:31 -0400
    Don’t give in.
  • Elizabeth Haynes
    signed 2018-08-29 22:15:39 -0400
    Whilst you do not support violence against children, by performing in Israel you are unintentionally supporting the government’s policies. Take a stand for the Palestinian victims of oppression.
  • Sharon Conlon
    signed 2018-08-29 22:13:36 -0400
    Only go and perform if they allow any and all Palestinians who want to attend and guarantee that they won’t be harassed and harmed. Won’t happen so don’t go.
  • James Rice
    signed 2018-08-29 22:11:08 -0400
  • Bobby Keith
    signed 2018-08-29 22:10:16 -0400
  • Norda Gromoll
    signed 2018-08-29 22:09:36 -0400
  • Neville D'Souza
    signed 2018-08-29 22:01:27 -0400
  • Dena Radley
    signed 2018-08-29 21:55:48 -0400
  • Emily Baud
    signed 2018-08-29 21:44:00 -0400
  • John Hill
    signed 2018-08-29 21:36:30 -0400
    John Hill Jr
  • Rigg Kennedy
    signed 2018-08-29 21:32:34 -0400
    Do not go to spread kleptocracy and warfag war-crimes by those who control the truth in USA media and you their
  • Peter Yackel
    signed 2018-08-29 21:31:49 -0400
  • Drew Nichols
    signed 2018-08-29 21:12:45 -0400
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  • Sheryl Kaplan
    signed 2018-08-29 21:03:13 -0400
  • E. Bruce Hitchko
    signed 2018-08-29 21:01:53 -0400
    Please Lana!
  • Alvera Pritchard
    signed 2018-08-29 20:52:14 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-29 20:28:52 -0400
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