Tali Shapira
Tali Shapira campaign leader

Dear Supporters,

Yesterday, ProgStage Productions, the Israeli producers of the Titans of Metal concert have made a libellous post about our BDS campaign on their Facebook page:

"To whomever hasn't heard yet: The movement to boycott Israel- the BDS- is doing everything it can to prevent the artists of Titans from getting to Israel. Including threats, fear mongering and harassment. All the artists stand firm: They will arrive in the country and appear before their fans."

We are very glad that the production company has taken notice and openly admitted that all the metalists involved are aware of the personalized call to them to join the boycott of apartheid Israel.

We however would like to assert certain facts in the ProgStage narrative:

1. We do not attempt, nor do we have the power to prevent anyone from performing in Israel. We appeal to artists' conscience by providing information and analysis.
2. We do not make threats or sow fear in the artists, when communicating with them. We want them to join us, not fear us. We invite ProgStage to take on the burden of proof of their libel and provide actual "threats" that they allege we have made.

We stand firm behind our campaign and hope you join us. Please sign and share our BDS petition to the musicians participating in the Titans of Metal concert https://www.causes.com/actions/1780798-sign-the-petition-to-musicians-scheduled-to-participate-in-titans-of-metal-concert-in-apartheid-israel

Sincerely,
The 10 Reasons for a Cultural Boycott of Israel campaign
https://www.causes.com/campaigns/1655-tell-musicians-dont-entertain-apartheid-israel/description

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