‘No one now regrets boycotting apartheid South Africa’

Artists for Palestine UK

London, 7 March 2017

PRESS STATEMENT 

Calls mount for Radiohead to cancel Israel gig 

  • Artists for Palestine UK joins growing appeal to Radiohead to cancel Israel gig
  • Palestinian artists say, ‘Stand with the oppressed,  as Brian Eno, Alice Walker and Roger Waters do’
  • Jewish Voice for Peace in South Florida, USA, says, ‘We urge you to cancel, as an inspiration to young people everywhere’

Artists for Palestine UK (APUK), whose Artists’ Pledge for Palestine has over 1200 signatories, called today for UK band Radiohead to cancel their concert in Tel Aviv, scheduled for July 19.

APUK said:

“We are dismayed that Radiohead have decided to perform in Israel this summer.   Their gig will be at Hayarkon Park, built on the site of a Palestinian village ethnically cleansed by the Israeli army in 1948.

Singer Thom Yorke once talked about the conflict he felt between being ‘incredibly angry’ at the…

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