Nino Katamadze Will Not Play Apartheid Israel

Via Refrain Playing Israel:

Nino Katamadze, international jazz singer from Georgia, has just cancelled her entire concert tour in apartheid Israel scheduled for 13-17 November.  She joinsother artists who have also honored the call for boycott by Palestinian Civil Society.

Katamadze was contacted by Israeli group, Boycott From Within, in 2011, in a letter stating:

We, Israeli citizens, members of Boycott![2], hereby reiterate our support and promotion of the Palestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights[3]. 
. . . we urge artists scheduled to perform in Israel to send a clear message that the Israeli occupation, the institutionalized discrimination of Israel’s own Palestinian citizens and Israel’s denial of the right of return and compensation of the Palestinian refugees – are neither okay nor normal, as Maxi Jazz from Faithless once put it[8]. Roxette, Ziggy Marley, Dream Theater, George Benson, Nino Katamadze, Paul Simon and John Cale – we may risk persecution for saying this – heed the Palestinian call for BDS and cancel your shows in Israel!

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