ZION CONDEMNS AS WE APPLAUD THOSE WHO BOYCOTT

In this music video Roger Waters covers the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” in support of the Palestinian people

Roger Waters has been the ‘leader of the pack’ of those international Artists who refuse to support the occupation in any way by performing in Israel. The ‘pack’ is growing daily as the occupation intensifies its policies against the people of Palestine. zion wants this to go away ….. but it won’t until the occupation ends COMPLETELY!

Today zion condemns the latest addition to the group, Peter Gabriel. As they condemn him, we applaud him for his stance!

Here is what they had to say about him …. (Also see THIS report)

Musician Peter Gabriel: I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Anti-Occupation

Singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel contributes songs to Gaza aid album, says he against “injustice and occupation”.
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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel Reuters

Singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel says he is not anti-Israel, but that he is “against occupation”.

Gabriel, who originally rose to fame with the band Genesis, contributed songs to a new compilation album titled “2 Unite All”, proceeds from which go to humanitarian organizations aiding Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, reportsi24news.

“I am certain that Israelis and Palestinians will both benefit from a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders,” Gabriel said in a statement quoted by i24news. “We have watched Palestinians suffer for too long, especially in Gaza.”

He added, “I am not, and never was, anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic, but I oppose the policy of the Israeli government, oppose injustice and oppose the occupation… I am proud to be one of the voices asking the Israeli government: ‘Where is the two-state solution that you wanted so much?’ and clearly say that enough is enough.”

i24news noted that other musicians featured on the album include politically outspoken alternative metal musician Serj Tankian, most famous for his work as frontman of System of a Down, who contributed a song titled “Spinning Mysteries at the Sacred Grove”, which features Police drummer Steward Copeland.

The album also features former The Cure guitarist Porl Thompson and Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen, known for continuing to play drums despite losing one of his arms in an automobile accident.

Several musicians in recent years have expressed their support for Palestinian Arabs while expressing anti-Israel sentiments.

The most notable among these is perhaps Roger Waters, who has in the past compared Israel to Nazi Germany, saying in an interview, “The situation in Israel/Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime is unacceptable.”

He previously released a giant balloon pig bearing the Star of David during a concert in Belgium. Concert-goers said the Jewish star was among several symbols representing various corporations and fascist movements.

On the flip side, many musicians have ignored calls by pro-Palestinian groups to cancel concerts in Israel and have expressed their support of the Jewish state.

Last year, popular rhythm and blues artist Alicia Keys refused to cave in to pressure by anti-Israel activists and gave a sold out concert in Tel Aviv.

Keys announced that she had decided to go ahead with her concert in Tel Aviv despite calls from a number of anti-Israel activists to boycott the Jewish state.

The pop duo Pet Shop Boys also rejected calls from pro-Arab activists to cancel a Tel Aviv concert. The concert went ahead as scheduled on June 23 of last year.

BRAVO PETER!

And here is a poem written and performed by our very own Remi Kanazi …

THIS DIVESTMENT BILL HURTS MY FEELINGS

And here’s what YOU in New York can do to help …

There is no Art in Apartheid. Boycott Batsheva!
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 – 8 pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Spread the word on Facebook!
Subway:
2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, N, R, D to Atlantic Ave/Barclays Center
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street

Join us in front of the Brooklyn Academy of Music to protest the Batsheva Dance Company. There will be dance performances and a free dabke class. Help us show BAM, Batsheva and their audience that it’s time to dance against apartheid – not around it!

Why are we protesting? Batsheva is funded in part by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Sports. Let’s not let the ‘Brand Israel’ campaign use dance to whitewash Israel’s occupation, colonization, and apartheid system.

And save the date…

Protest Idan Raichel’s performance at Symphony Space
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-8pm
Symphony Space (Broadway and West 95th St.)
Spread the word on Facebook!
Subway:
1, 2, or 3 trains to 96th Street.

Please join Adalah-NY for a demonstration against a performance by the Touré-Raichel Collective, featuring Israel’s premiere “cultural ambassador” Idan Raichel. We’ll show what art for a cause really looks like, with dance (performed by the Columbia Palestinian Dabke Brigade), poetry, and protest music. Applaud for art, not apartheid!

Why are we protesting? Idan Raichel describes his role as an artist in terms of uncritical support for the Israeli military and government. Before, during, and after this summer’s horrific assault on Gaza, Raichel provided morale-building entertainment to the troops involved. His collaborations with diverse artists such as Vieux Farka Touré attempt to cover up Israel’s egregious abuses of human rights – whether Palestinians or African asylum-seekers – with a veneer of multicultural music.

If you have not already signed our letter to the World Music Institute asking them to drop Idan Raichel, we urge you to do so now!

2 Comments

  1. R Davis said,

    November 11, 2014 at 18:03

    Peter Gabriel say “I am certain that Israel & Palestine will both benefit from a two state solution.”

    Thank you Peter Gabriel – but there is no need.

    1) The Jews of Europe were the Jews that no one wanted.
    2) The people of the Jewish faith / the European Jews, were dumped in Palestine after WW2 –
    3) They were refugees who wanted to relocate in Britain & America & not Palestine.
    4) They were FORCED to settle in Palestine against their will & indeed shortly after arriving, many of them left the land of Palestine never to return.
    5) Many went back home to Europe .
    6) You see, after WW2 there was no real reason for the Jews of Europe to leave their home land – the war had been won by the alias & the Jews were safe to stay in Europe.
    7) So Palestine was used as a dumping ground for unwanted Jews.
    8) Palestine was also a brilliant idea on the part of the nations who had oil interests in the Middle East & wanted them protected
    9) Enter Israel the guard dog.
    10) The Jews who came to Palestine are not direct descendents of the Jewish tribes who may have lived there 2.000 years ago.
    11) Therefore they can lay no claim to any land in Palestine.
    12) The Palestinian people would have to agree to such a hand over of lands for it to become legal by INTERNATIONAL LAW.
    13) The Palestinian people have never given permission & never will give permission to hand over their lands.
    14) So the people who have forcibly occupied Palestinian lands & call themselves Israeli are illegals.
    15) Business & Financial Investment in such, an illegal situation is precarious to say the least.
    16) What Bank would lend to them based on illegitimacy.
    17) The Risk is TOO GREAT
    18) It is said that at least 50% – if not more of the citizens & settlers that inhabit the illegal state of Israel are not of the Jewish faith.
    19) This further erodes the claims that the Jews of the world need a homeland.
    20) Australia has many people of the Jewish faith / we also have people of the Hare Krishnah faith…& they are all doing well & getting on with their lives as Australian citizens.
    21) Antisemitism is a propaganda tool to scaremonger.

  2. joekano76 said,

    November 11, 2014 at 22:49

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.


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