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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  • Maureen OConnor
    signed 2018-08-29 20:07:52 -0400
  • Pierre Briand
    signed 2018-08-29 19:55:32 -0400
    Pierre Briand, you must boycott Israel.
  • Cornelius Coughlin
    signed 2018-08-29 19:47:20 -0400
  • Dominic R Marino
    signed 2018-08-29 19:46:47 -0400
  • Rocio Campos
    @rociocangla tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 19:37:40 -0400
    Tell @LanaDelRey to use her influence and voice for peace and justice. Sign and tell Lana to stand up for Palestinian rights by canceling her show in Israel. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/lana?recruiter_id=301955
  • Rocio Campos
    signed 2018-08-29 19:37:31 -0400
  • Gary Smith
    signed 2018-08-29 19:25:38 -0400
    Lizzy, Don’t go. If they say why, ask them to elucidate their actions on June 8th, 1967. They attacked The USS Liberty, AGTR-5 for almost 2 hours. The ship was flying the Stars and Stripes. 34 US sailors died and many others wounded. Then came the spin.

    Zionists only care about keeping Israel for themselves. They are worse than South African Apartheid with the Palestinians. I am a 62 YO white male, and a Navy Vet. The nuns taught us better!
  • Areej Malley
    signed 2018-08-29 19:06:24 -0400
  • Mary Foster
    signed 2018-08-29 18:59:50 -0400
    Lana – join me in standing up for Palestine.
  • Lathifah Irbah .N.K.
    @ThifaOfficial tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 18:44:15 -0400
    Tell @LanaDelRey to use her influence and voice for peace and justice. Sign and tell Lana to stand up for Palestinian rights by canceling her show in Israel. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/lana?recruiter_id=716284
  • Thifa Noora
    signed 2018-08-29 18:43:45 -0400
  • Brenda Bertsch
    signed 2018-08-29 18:42:44 -0400
  • Linda Ray
    signed 2018-08-29 18:40:24 -0400
  • Andrea Snyder
    signed 2018-08-29 18:35:19 -0400
  • michael usyk
    signed 2018-08-29 18:33:12 -0400
    BDS!!!!
  • Dan Berger
    signed 2018-08-29 18:29:28 -0400
  • Kathleen McGregor
    signed 2018-08-29 18:27:43 -0400
    Those who remain ‘neutral’ are legitimatizing the side of the oppressor. Always.
  • Shah Khatri
    signed 2018-08-29 18:21:31 -0400
  • david druding
    signed 2018-08-29 18:17:50 -0400
  • Earl Dolven
    signed 2018-08-29 18:15:34 -0400
  • Anita Darnell
    signed 2018-08-29 18:11:16 -0400
    Fans want to support not only your music but your career choices too. Please withdraw from appearing in Israel.
  • Dorothy Wilkinson
    signed 2018-08-29 18:08:39 -0400
    As a species, we should all just quarantine toxic, hate-spewing individuals, who attempt to oppress others. Let all the fascists contaminate each other!
  • Gail Boris
    signed 2018-08-29 18:00:03 -0400
    I support 100% of your initiative to boycott and denounce the apartheid in Palestine created by the Israeli Government. They’re committing the same mistake the Nazis inflicted on them. 70 years of occupation in Palestinian land. ZIONNIST GO HOME!!
  • georgina shanley
    signed 2018-08-29 17:59:23 -0400
  • Jerry King
    signed 2018-08-29 17:56:29 -0400
    Dont support the occupation by performing in Israel. Jerry
  • Diana D.
    @curiouschicago tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 17:54:40 -0400
    Tell @LanaDelRey to use her influence and voice for peace and justice. Sign and tell Lana to stand up for Palestinian rights by canceling her show in Israel. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/lana?recruiter_id=690069
  • Diana Dalnes
    signed 2018-08-29 17:54:18 -0400
  • Owen Tesson
    signed 2018-08-29 17:40:57 -0400
  • Tracy Collins
    signed 2018-08-29 17:33:26 -0400
  • Marv Cohen
    signed 2018-08-29 17:27:58 -0400
    I AM JEWISH & HAVE LIVED AS AN IMMIGRANT IN ISRAELLIVING THERE OPENED MY EYES TO THE RACISM INHERENT IN ZIONISMISRAEL IS AN APARTHEID STATE & BEING SILENT IS BEING A SUPPORTER OF RACISM.
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