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Lana Del Rey Cancels Concert in Israel - Read Her Statement

Lana Del Rey Cancels Concert in Israel - Read Her Statement

After initially speaking out to defend her decision to perform in Israel in September, Lana Del Rey is pulling out.

The 33-year-old “Love” singer released a statement on Friday (August 31), one week before the scheduled performance at the 2018 Meteor Festival.

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“Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to line up both visits with such short notice and therefore I’m postponing my appearance at Meteor Festival until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans, as well as hopefully other countries in the region,” she wrote.

“Just got the word that Lana will be a no-show at Meteor. We do appreciate her for choosing Meteor to help her score some press attention,” festival organizers wrote in Hebrew on their official website.

See her message below.

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  • greppinwolf

    Festival organizer shade…
    She and her people should have known better from the start, though.

  • Curt Noydb

    Canceled her career too. Moral cowardice

  • Hephie

    What a beacon of moral light! How could one not be disgusted by Israel?

    ‘Always before god and the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills. … The whole of nature is a mighty struggle between strength and weakness, an eternal victory of the strong over the weak.’ Adolph Hitler, 13.4.1923

    ‘The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are respected, and alliances are made with the strong, and in the end peace is made with the strong.’ Benjamin Netanyahoo, 29.8.18

    BDS on Israel, modelled on the anti-apartheid South Africa boycott campaign, is the only non-violent means to ending the foreign colonization of Palestine and the establishment of a democracy there.

  • Maria M.