Skip to comments.[Vanity]Freep this poll. Should Alicia Keys boycott Israel.
Posted on 06/13/2013 6:20:01 AM PDT by mbarker12474
Poll: Should Alicia Keys Perform in Israel?
A petition with over 10,000 signatures is calling on the singer to cancel the concert and "stand on the side of justice."
By Patrice Peck Posted: 06/12/2013 02:31 PM EDT
Filed Under Palestine, Alice Walker, Global News, Israel, Alicia Keys, Music News, Palestinian
To protest an upcoming Alicia Keys concert in Tel Aviv, a delegation of Palestinian-Americans recently delivered a petition with 12,000 signatures to the New York City office of Keys' Keep a Child Alive non-profit organization.
"We ask Alicia Keys to stand on the side of justice," read the Change.org petition. "Until Israel ends its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine we ask you, as a person of conscience and a philanthropist, not to play in Israel."
Author Alice Walker and several other entertainers and activists have also called on the singer to cancel her July 4 performance.
It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger (soul danger) by performing in an apartheid country that is being boycotted by many global conscious artists," wrote Walker in an open letter to Keys.
Keys released a statement to The New York Times last month, confirming her plans to move forward with the show: I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.
Should Alicia Keys perform in Israel? Have your say in the poll to the right, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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What “occupation”? That the Jews live on their own land is an occupation?
She ought to do like the Rolling Stones did and schedule more shows in Israel.
I personally don't care where Alicia Keyes goes.
“I personally don’t care where Alicia Keyes goes. “
Who TF is Alicia Keys? Why should I give a $h!t where she goes. From what I just read, she’s simply another half-breed who has decided that she’s Black ( just like FUBO).
Alicia Keys may have a voice, but she’s a piece of crap if she doesn’t go. I don’t like her comments about America either, that “there’s a lot of lies in that flag” meaning Old Glory.
She could spare at least one culture the torment of her lyrics, piano-bashing, ill-considered dresses, and tornado-siren wail.
“In that case, you can get your “Giffaflyingrat$shit” Card punched twice!”
Someone else coined the term “Gibbsmedats.” I guess Alicia is a Gibbsmedat who makes her “living” “entertaining” other Gibbsmedats.
If she goes to “Palestine”, she could really live up to her song, “This Girl is on Fire!”
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