Victories for cultural boycott of Israel

Portishead BDS statement May 22 2018

There have been some important victories for the cultural boycott of Israel. This is a post by the English band Portishead endorsing BDS. Portuguese director & playwright Tiago Rodrigues announced he is canceling his participation in next month’s Israel Festival for political reasons & is officially joining the BDS movement. Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso who defied BDS & performed in Israel in 2015 also announced he will not perform there again because of Israel’s policies in occupied Palestine. In 2015 he performed with Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil who also canceled an upcoming performance in Israel but is kind of a weasel & did not cite Israeli genocide as the reason.