BY LANA MELMAN —
Last week close to 50 artists, including Roger Waters, Julie Christie, Mike Leigh,and Tunde Adebimpe, the lead singer of TV on the Radio, signed an open letter to English rock band, Radiohead, urging them to cancel their upcoming concert in Israel in support of the cultural boycott.
In addition to the anti-Israel “regulars,” some new artists joined the signatories including the hip-hop group, Young Fathers.
The open letter was widely reported on in both music and mainstream publications including Pitchfork, The Washington Times, Vulture and Yahoo News.
These reports, with rare exception, quoted heavily from the letter’s false accusations of Israeli apartheid and human rights violations without any semblance of a counter argument to its charges.