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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  • Ashley Golubski
    signed 2018-08-24 01:27:40 -0400
  • Michele H Bataille
    signed 2018-08-24 00:45:30 -0400
  • Stephen Liss
    signed 2018-08-23 22:39:03 -0400
  • Rosemarie Orr
    signed 2018-08-23 21:36:22 -0400
  • Rinad Karim
    signed 2018-08-23 21:20:30 -0400
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2018-08-23 21:08:25 -0400
  • Ross Laffan
    signed 2018-08-23 20:55:53 -0400
    Please reconsider. It’s horrible what is happening to Palestinians, particularly children.
  • Roderick Burrell
    signed 2018-08-23 20:51:55 -0400
  • Kelly Flanagan
    signed 2018-08-23 20:25:54 -0400
  • S. Perry
    signed 2018-08-23 20:12:50 -0400
  • Ramola D
    signed 2018-08-23 19:51:49 -0400
    Supporting Israel today is supporting Unlawful and Barbaric Occupation of Palestine. Children and families are being bombed, beaten, bullied, massacred. Do you wish to go down in history as a pliant supporter of the Oppressor or as a thinking caring human being who used her gifts with care and thoughtfulness for those being oppressed….something to think about, Lana. Stand up for what is right. Don’t cave to the AIPAC crowd. Israel needs to be stood up to by humans with conscience.
  • Erica Case
    signed 2018-08-23 19:50:57 -0400
  • Stephen Johnson
    @XonEarth tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-23 19:40:52 -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=636082
  • Stephen Johnson
    signed 2018-08-23 19:40:48 -0400
  • Andleeb Naqvi
    signed 2018-08-23 19:30:53 -0400
  • Lee Tschirhart
    signed 2018-08-23 19:09:13 -0400
  • Marcella Stevenson
    signed 2018-08-23 18:46:29 -0400
  • Jennifer Collins
    @jenii80 tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-23 18:28:02 -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=418801
  • Jennifer Collins
    signed 2018-08-23 18:27:48 -0400
  • Sofia Kanavle
    signed 2018-08-23 18:22:00 -0400
    Show some real strength of character, Lana… I know you’ve got it in you, and if you decide to play in Israel after the huge reaction you’ve gotten from Palestinians and their supporters, I will no longer support you or your music.
  • Shadi Javadi
    signed 2018-08-23 18:02:03 -0400
    Stand on the right side of history!
  • Amir Taefi
    signed 2018-08-23 17:54:17 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 17:35:56 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 17:12:58 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 16:21:34 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 15:37:39 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 15:23:17 -0400
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    signed 2018-08-23 14:54:32 -0400
  • Astorga Patricia
    signed 2018-08-23 14:40:58 -0400
  • Isis Estrada
    signed 2018-08-23 14:06:35 -0400
    Money or scruples? It’s up to you to choose, Lana del Rey
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