New Zealand’s pop princess Lorde advertises the next leg on her world tour. Twitter, December 19:
MOSCOW — ST PETERSBURG — TEL AVIV — LET’S DANCE.
And the anti-Israel Twitter trolls just started rolling in. A Palestinian activist called “Justice” on Twitter, December 19:
Don’t play in Tel Aviv while they have the Palestinians under a brutal occupation! Very disappointed in you! Boycott Israel!
Twitter: the website where everyone is an expert on the Middle East. Medical student “Maureen” on Twitter, December 19:
I’m afraid your art will just be used to further a certain political agenda over another. Please consider that the only way to achieve any degree of equality or justice is by pressuring Israel through peaceful ways to do so; boycott from the international community is a main one.
The big social media response led to this open letter to Lorde asking her to boycott Israel. New Zealand’s anti-Israel activists Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab on New Zealand’s Stuff website, December 21:
In 2017, Lorde, reignite the spirit of 1981 and show the world that New Zealanders are the progressive forward-thinking people we say we are. Please join the artistic boycott of Israel, cancel your Israeli tour dates and make a stand. Your voice will join many others and together we can and will make a difference.
Read the full Cut & Paste article at The Australian.