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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  • Suzanne Randick
    signed via 2018-08-21 18:51:30 -0400
  • Natalie Strecker
    signed 2018-08-21 17:59:03 -0400
  • Yeou-Shiuh Hsu
    @TheXboundX tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-21 17:37:26 -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=720578
  • Yeou-Shiuh Hsu
    signed 2018-08-21 17:37:13 -0400
    “Faith without works is dead.”

    Please show your solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people, who have been dispossessed, and continue to be dispossessed, by the state of Israel.
  • Adam Spencer
    signed 2018-08-21 17:29:16 -0400
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  • Faysal Naji
    signed 2018-08-21 17:26:41 -0400
  • KeriLynne Krastev
    signed 2018-08-21 17:20:36 -0400
  • Melek Korel
    @Melek__Korel tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-21 17:17:37 -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=574613
  • Melek Korel
    signed via 2018-08-21 17:17:30 -0400
  • Suzanne Nobel
    signed via 2018-08-21 17:04:34 -0400
  • Mary Miller
    signed 2018-08-21 17:01:54 -0400
  • Kamil Kandalaft
    signed 2018-08-21 16:46:29 -0400
  • Jacqueline Finch
    signed 2018-08-21 16:26:37 -0400
  • Wade Fulmer Fulmer
    signed 2018-08-21 16:19:32 -0400
  • BDSlist
    @BDSlist tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-21 15:59:53 -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=768385
  • Russell Ward
    signed 2018-08-21 15:59:44 -0400
    Now is the time to say no to Israel
  • Sami Karaman
    signed 2018-08-21 15:57:13 -0400
  • Pat Porter
    signed 2018-08-21 15:54:29 -0400
    Please do the right thing….it is important the Palestinians have justice, basic human right and an end to occupation.
  • joseph lhassen
    signed 2018-08-21 15:38:18 -0400
  • Jimmy Hamideh
    signed 2018-08-21 15:32:26 -0400
  • Suheil Judeh
    @TONYWILL101 tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-21 15:24:27 -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=723058
  • Suheil Judeh
    signed 2018-08-21 15:23:37 -0400
  • Aurore Faivre
    signed via 2018-08-21 14:52:25 -0400
  • Chelsea Rustad
    signed 2018-08-21 14:34:43 -0400
    Everything is political, whether that is the intention or not. Please don’t do this. Stand up for Palestine against the horrific apartheid and ethnic cleansing at the hands of Israel.
  • Kirsten Iverson
    signed 2018-08-21 13:59:58 -0400
  • Jon Levy
    signed via 2018-08-21 13:57:40 -0400
    Boycott apartheid – please!
  • Morena Koch
    signed 2018-08-21 13:50:27 -0400
  • Laila Zayed
    signed via 2018-08-21 13:47:33 -0400
  • Bella McEvoy
    signed via 2018-08-21 13:43:34 -0400
    Bella McEvoy
  • Ariel Gold
    @ArielElyseGold tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-21 13:42:26 -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=686775
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