ALICIA KEYS TO SING HER HEART OUT FOR APARTHEID

Despite the following; Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist, Alice Walker, and Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters, had beseeched Keys to boycott the Jewish state. …. she refused to listen to reason.
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Singer Alicia Keys Applauded on Refusal to Yield to BDS Calls

Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds decision of R&B singer to go ahead with Tel Aviv concert despite calls to boycott Jewish state.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a statement applauding the decision by R&B singer Alicia Keys to go ahead with her July 4th concert in Tel Aviv despite calls from a number of anti-Israel activists to boycott the Jewish state.

“I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show,” Keys said in a statement Friday to the New York Times.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist, Alice Walker, and Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters, had beseeched Keys to boycott the Jewish state.

Waker had wrote an open letter to Keys stating, “It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger (soul danger) by performing in an apartheid country … .”

Waters also asked the singer not to perform, as her appearance would, “… give legitimacy to the Israeli government policies of illegal, apartheid, occupation of the homelands of the indigenous people of Palestine.” 

In its statement, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Marvin Hier stated, “When Ms. Keyes sings in Israel on July 4th, she will be singing in the only free country in the entire Middle East, where women enjoy equal rights with men and Israeli Arabs have more rights than any of their brothers and sisters in the Arab world.”

“Equating Israel with apartheid South Africa is a sinister distortion of the truth,” Rabbi Hier said, adding, “Just look at what is happening in Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt.” 

“Israel has said countless times that it is willing to sit down with the Palestinians without pre-conditions. But Israel cannot be expected to make peace with Hamas, a terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction, just as African-Americans cannot make peace with the KKK,” Hier concluded. 

Last year Walker refused to authorize a new Hebrew translation of her acclaimed novel, “The Color Purple.

 

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11 Comments

  1. ladybat2 said,

    June 14, 2013 at 16:43

    And from now on every time I hear her voice or see her face I will be reminded of how she supports apartheid, murder, and theft. What have the Palestinian people ever done to her?
    I guess when it comes to making all that money she can’t be bothered with morals. And music is NOT the universal language when its only sung for one side. I guess she thinks it would be okay to perform for the Nazis too if they were still here…oh wait… they are still here.
    They now occupy Palestine and Ms yellow canary Keys sings to them for her supper.

  2. willie said,

    June 14, 2013 at 19:09

    She better hope they don’t think she is ETHIOPIAN ….. those Slavic-semites don’t like dark folkses.

  3. Freddy said,

    June 14, 2013 at 20:38

    Who? Actually, I never heard of her.

    Really, who is she?

  4. June 14, 2013 at 21:58

    shalom

  5. COMSEUR said,

    June 14, 2013 at 22:48

    I’ve always loved Lellow’s performance in America: A Tribute To Heroes (Someday We’ll All Be Free). That was 2001.
    Since then, she seems to have changed. And then some. Pity. And strange, considering where and how she grew up.
    I have some CD’s to giveaway now. I’ll ship ’em for free, too.
    COM

  6. Rob Bartlett said,

    June 14, 2013 at 23:15

    Let’s see…the Dixie Chicks were lambasted by the Government and the Big Government shills for saying George Bush was an embarrassment to Texas. Keys gets to play for a bunch or murderous heathens and gets praise

  7. Dublinsmick said,

    June 15, 2013 at 00:53

    She might even pick up a spare kidney while there.

  8. astrologonzo said,

    June 15, 2013 at 10:46

    I will never again purchase any of her records !

  9. June 15, 2013 at 15:45

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  11. Redpossum said,

    June 19, 2013 at 19:18

    Never heard of her, and now I don’t care to.


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