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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  • matthew timms
    signed 2018-08-30 07:48:15 -0400
    Going to perform a big show for thieves and murderers?


    I wonder how they’ll pay you… blood money?
  • Tony Mobbs
    signed 2018-08-30 07:27:15 -0400
  • Linda Neil
    signed 2018-08-30 06:59:25 -0400
  • Zoe Bracegirdle
    signed 2018-08-30 06:40:21 -0400
  • Pat Aversa
    signed 2018-08-30 06:04:49 -0400
  • Nancy Knieriem
    signed 2018-08-30 06:02:55 -0400
    This is disgusting that you will give this concert in a blatantly apartheid state. Give money and support to the Palestinians, not concerts for the oppressive lawless Israelis.
  • Ron Wilson
    signed 2018-08-30 05:54:08 -0400
  • Magda Pavitt
    signed 2018-08-30 05:47:48 -0400
  • D. Rincon
    signed 2018-08-30 05:15:35 -0400
  • Micheal Eley
    signed 2018-08-30 05:01:48 -0400
  • Carlos Alen
    signed 2018-08-30 04:57:12 -0400
    Please don’t play for Occupation. Cancel your performance in apartheid Israel.
  • Robert Weingart
    signed 2018-08-30 04:56:10 -0400
  • Yanis Benekaa
    signed 2018-08-30 04:43:05 -0400
  • Sydda Essop
    signed 2018-08-30 04:24:24 -0400
    Please don’t go- respect the human rights of the Palestinians !
  • Alan Musry
    signed 2018-08-30 04:01:21 -0400
  • q q
    signed 2018-08-30 03:38:19 -0400
  • John & Chris Jones
    signed 2018-08-30 03:14:26 -0400
    Surely you must know it’s the right thing.
  • Charlie Blake
    signed 2018-08-30 03:07:13 -0400
    Step away from Aparthied…
  • Husnain Khawaja
    signed 2018-08-30 02:58:26 -0400
  • Ellen Rohlfs
    signed 2018-08-30 02:56:46 -0400
  • Angela Ginatempo
    signed 2018-08-30 02:10:01 -0400
  • Tan Dugi
    signed 2018-08-30 02:07:01 -0400
  • Ibn-Umar Abbasparker
    signed 2018-08-30 01:38:50 -0400
  • Andrea Godoy
    signed via 2018-08-30 01:23:33 -0400
  • Laura Standley
    signed 2018-08-30 01:08:04 -0400
    Occupied peoples are not required to accept the yoke of occupation and oppression “peacefully.” There is no peace without justice.
  • Erik Lobo
    signed 2018-08-30 00:54:04 -0400
  • Barbara Burns
    signed 2018-08-30 00:51:34 -0400
  • Janet H.
    signed 2018-08-30 00:44:30 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-30 00:31:49 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-30 00:31:48 -0400
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