Artists on Boycotts

Alicia Keys has a different point of view on the cultural boycott than Israeli born musician, Ohal Grietzer

Whether or not you agree with Grietzer’s ill-founded characterization of the Jewish state, performing in Israel is not an endorsement of the policies of the Israeli government any more than …

“Riverdance supports the policy of the Irish Government and indeed the policy of every other EU state that cultural interaction is preferable to isolation.” – Riverdance management, 2011 prior to the company’s tour to Israel

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“I’m a musician, I sing, I’m not a politician. If I feel anything, I sing, it keeps things very simple”  – Seal Singer-songwriter on Boycotts

(Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi/Flickr)

“I consider it absolutely crazy and fundamentally racist to identify a scholar, a private citizen, with the politics of his government”Umbert Eco Italian Author (‘The Name of the Rose’)