Is­raeli mu­sic scene jolted by in­ter­na­tional boy­cott move­ment

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Is­rael’s Me­teor Fes­ti­val was meant to bring to­gether in­die groups from around the world in what or­ga­niz­ers billed as a Wood­stock-like “cut­ting edge mu­si­cal jour­ney that sur­passes bor­ders and dis­torts time and space.”

In­stead, some 20 acts, in­clud­ing head­liner Lana Del Rey, with­drew at the last minute amid ap­par­ent pres­sure from a Pales­tinian-led in­ter­na­tional boy­cott cam­paign.

The can­cel­la­tions turned the week­end fes­ti­val, held in the bu­colic set­ting of an Is­raeli kib­butz, into the lat­est bat­tle­ground be­tween Is­rael and the boy­cott move­ment that says it seeks to end Is­raeli rule over Pales­tini­ans. – AP

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