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Pet Shop Boys

From: Campaign to boycott supporters of Israel in Lebanon


Dear Pet Shop Boys,   


We, the undersigned, are Lebanese citizens & BDS supporters around the world, coming from different ideological denominations, but are united by a common rejection of Israeli apartheid and occupation of Arab lands, including parts of Lebanon, as well as a common support for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, foremost of which is their right to self- determination and return to the lands from which they were ethnically cleansed in 1948.   

We understand that you will be performing on July 13th in Byblos(1) (Byblos International Festival 2013-Lebanon), and that you are also scheduled to play in Israel(2) on June 23rd, 2013.  

Pet Shop Boys, we ask you to stand on the side of justice (3) and to therefore cancel your concert in Israel. By this, you will be joining many international bands, musicians and artists in the cultural boycott of Israel, who have publicly endorsed the Palestinian Civil Society’s Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel in response to its occupation, racist practices, and denying Palestinian refugees their fundamental right to return to their homes, as stipulated in UN Resolution 194.   

Please follow in the steps of Roger Waters, the UK duo Massive Attack, Tinder Sticks, Leftfield, Faithless, the Pixies, Gorillaz Sound System, Elvis Costello, Gil Scott-Heron, Carlos Santana, Bono (U2), Devandra Banhart, Cat Power 3, Snoop Dogg, among many others, who have refrained from performing in Israel. Please be on the right side of history; don’t play Israel, just as all major artists refused to play Sun City, until it ends its regime of racial oppression against the Palestinian people and withdraws from all occupied Arab lands, including in South Lebanon.
This boycott call is inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression. Israel is a persistent violator of international law and has failed to respect fundamental human rights.  

Please note that two other groups have asked you to abstain from performing in Israel (PACBI(4)  & DPAI (5))

Our Campaign would like to meet with you in person next month in Beirut, at your convenience, to share with you the experience of agony that Lebanon has gone through since the inception of the state of Israel. We await your kind confirmation.  


Sincerely  

Campaign to Boycott the Supporters of Israel in Lebanon & BDS supporters around the world 

(1)  http://www.ticketingboxoffice.com/byblos-international-festival-2013-tickets/group/115

 (2) http://blog.bookingisrael.com/2013/04/pet-shop-boys-tel-aviv-june23-2013/

(3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJHcB5Fefe8 (At 1' 23'')  

(4) https://www.facebook.com/PetShopBoys.Apartheid.Is.Sin

  (5) http://refrainplayingisrael.blogspot.com/2013/04/israel-crime-of-apartheid-pet-shop-boys.html

Signed,

Antizionism Campaign

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This boycott call is inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression....

This boycott call is inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression. Israel is a persistent violator of international law and has failed to respect fundamental human rights.  

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