Another music icon has rightfully told the boycott the Jews (BDS) Movement to F*** off! The effort to have Richie cancel his Tel Aviv show is being led by the radical pro-BDS hate group Code Pink. Fortunately Lionel Richie is an artist of integrity, and will not allow himself be bullied by the neo-Nazis (here, here) from Code Pink. Richie will proudly perform in Tel Aviv this fall, as part of his “Hello” world tour. Way to go Lionel! #BDSFail.
By JNS News Service, August 3rd, 2019:
Music icon Lionel Richie snubbed the women’s anti-war group Code Pink after the organization, which is active in the anti-Israel boycott campaign, launched a petition urging the singer to cancel his upcoming show in Israel.
CodePink: Women for Peace penned an open letter claiming that Richie’s scheduled Sept. 12 concert in Tel Aviv, as part of his “Hello” tour, “will act as an endorsement of Israel’s brutal systems of military occupation and apartheid,” and asked the artist, “Please act now for freedom, dignity, and equality for all in Israel/Palestine. Please cancel your concert in Israel.”
Richie blocked CodePink’s Twitter account on Wednesday.
Not long afterwards, CodePink’s national co-director, Ariel Gold, attacked the singer, saying, “Don’t be such a snowflake. You closing your eyes to what is happening to Palestinians won’t stop it from happening or you from being complicit if you perform in Israel.”
BREAKING: Simply because we started a campaign urging him to stand up for Palestinian human rights and cancel his upcoming show in Apartheid Israel, @LionelRichie blocked us! 😂 #LionelDontGo pic.twitter.com/JPrsOD3UwF
— CODEPINK (@codepink) July 31, 2019
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) August 1, 2019
Lionel Richie sends a clear message against blind hate. Thank you! https://t.co/JmbE7fxJ1o
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) August 2, 2019
Because you use the word Apartheid, despite knowing it's a lie.
Because you bully, rather than advocate.
Because you support dictators responsible for horrific human rights violations.
BTW, tweeting behind a block is a TOS violation.
— Act for Israel (@ActForIsrael) August 1, 2019
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