A full-page advertisement in the Washington Post damning Lorde for her decision to cancel a scheduled Tel Aviv concert has been criticised by New Zealand’s Jewish Council, with a spokesperson claiming the ad “bullied” the 21-year-old singer.
The pop superstar cancelled her 2018 appearance in the Israeli capital last month, after hearing concerns about the nation’s continued occupation of contested territories in the region.
That lead rabbi and pro-Israel activist Shmuley Boteach to run the ad, which calls Lorde a “bigot” who chose an “anti-Semitic boycott” of the nation.
“It’s time that we send a clear message that there will be no tolerance for intolerance,” the ad said.
“Let’s boycott the boycotters and tell Lorde and her fellow bigots that Jew-hatred has no place in the twenty-first century.”
Read the article by David Adams at Pedestrian TV.