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Monday, September 10, 2012

Music only makes the people come together if they're allowed to attend the same concerts

My views on boycotts of Israeli artists appearing in Britain may be complicated, but I see no reason to support non-Israeli artists who travel to Israel to make money out of the suffering of non-Jews (I was about to write Palestinians, but Israel's own Arabs are treated little better). So I read with interest and sympathy this article about calls for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their concert tonight in Tel Aviv.

It looks as though it will be going ahead, but as has already been said, playing for a segregated audience is not exactly showcasing the uplifting power of one's art. Still, at least one of their support acts has made it clear what they think of the RHCP's support for a vile racist regime, as have plenty of Israelis.

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