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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  • Lillian Smith Mullen
    signed 2018-08-27 16:07:30 -0400
  • Adithya Pugazhendhi
    signed 2018-08-27 16:04:55 -0400
    Higher vibrations do not change the material reality of Palestinians, especially when the Israeli government profits directly from your presence.
  • Enas Alsaid
    signed 2018-08-27 13:44:38 -0400
    Signed
  • Heidi Shuler
    signed 2018-08-27 12:01:21 -0400
  • Jane Hirschmann
    signed 2018-08-27 10:16:06 -0400
  • Hanan Elayyan
    signed 2018-08-27 08:59:28 -0400
  • Jodi Sisson
    signed 2018-08-27 02:20:44 -0400
  • Amanda Lynch
    signed 2018-08-26 22:42:14 -0400
    Don’t support human right’s violations!!
  • Josune Arzalluz
    signed 2018-08-26 22:40:56 -0400
    Please help the Palestine cause BDS
  • Tuba Dundar
    signed 2018-08-26 22:13:19 -0400
  • Enrique Vallejo
    signed 2018-08-26 22:08:37 -0400
  • Linda Carraway
    signed 2018-08-26 21:54:31 -0400
    “Do the right thing.”
  • Susannah Rowell
    signed 2018-08-26 18:57:06 -0400
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2018-08-26 13:33:52 -0400
    It’s always the right time to do the right thing; you can make a difference by standing up!
  • Gorka Abril
    signed 2018-08-26 10:45:38 -0400
  • David Eason
    signed 2018-08-26 10:23:18 -0400
    The transformative power of art is limited and fleeting. Your refusal to entertain the oppressors is not.
  • Jan Ralske
    signed 2018-08-26 05:17:20 -0400
    Which side are you on? For the oppressors or for the oppressed?
  • Rania Brambilla
    signed 2018-08-26 04:31:47 -0400
    Please educate yourself on the struggle and abhorrent treatment of the Palestinian people. I urge you. Any peace-loving, decent human being with a conscience could not perform at this festival. Please, please don’t go x
  • azed jam
    signed 2018-08-26 00:01:55 -0400
  • Martha Shade
    signed 2018-08-25 18:38:47 -0400
    Standing on the right side of history with courage and conviction, not whitewashing Apartheid Israel, demonstrates love in action.
  • Iqra S
    signed 2018-08-25 14:59:05 -0400
    palestinians will be refused the right to even attend your concert due to being palestinian. how can you happily perform there knowing that palestinians are being openly discriminated against?
  • Greg Wilson
    signed 2018-08-25 12:56:36 -0400
    Don’t do it. Respect the cultural boycott.
  • Fred Furlong
    signed 2018-08-25 07:00:40 -0400
  • Emily Griffin
    signed 2018-08-25 05:13:06 -0400
  • Abeer Jafry
    signed 2018-08-25 04:05:37 -0400
  • Manuela Eder
    signed 2018-08-25 01:40:50 -0400
    Make a statement and do NOT perform in Apartheid state.
  • Megan McDermott
    signed 2018-08-24 21:43:10 -0400
    Are you hard-hearted and evil? How can you possibly go to Israel and support racist apartheid policies?
  • Dianne Moore
    signed 2018-08-24 21:40:20 -0400
  • Joseph Hayden
    signed 2018-08-24 21:36:40 -0400
    Please educate yourself deeper on what Israel is doing to deny basic rights to Palestinians and join other artists in not playing shows. #BDS Cheers !
  • Jala Leba
    signed 2018-08-24 21:24:28 -0400
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