Tali Shapira
Tali Shapira campaign leader

In an interesting twist of events, this morning, an article in Ha'aretz reports that Rihanna has- in an almost unnoticeable act of protestation- given the Palestinian liberation movement a small wink and nod, during her boycott breaking performance in Tel Aviv last night:

"'Thank you Tel Aviv!' she said. 'You know I love my friends all over the world, but it’s been too long since I’ve been back here in Tel Aviv.' She apologized for keeping the audience waiting – but her fans didn’t seem to mind. Nor did they care when in 'Pour it Up' instead of 'All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs,' she subbed in 'All I see is Palestine,' or the fact that she just kept inserting calls of 'Tel Aviv!' in every song – never once saying the word Israel."

While 10 Reasons for Cultural Boycott of Israel would have preferred Rihanna respect the Palestinian call for BDS to begin with, we can't help but feel the urge to thank all of you again, for really bringing apartheid to Rihanna's attention. Every signature and every tweet counts!

We hope that this is the last of Rihanna's performances in Israel, and that other artists will take note of the Palestinian plight and boycott Israel.

For more action calls from the 10 Reasons for Cultural Boycott of Israel, click the "Get Started" button at https://www.causes.com/campaigns/1655-tell-musicians-dont-entertain-apartheid-israel

For the full Ha'aretz article http://www.haaretz.com/culture/.premium-1.553906



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