• USACBI commends Mira Nair for her support of BDS and cultural boycott

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes Mira Nair for her strong and clear stand with the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, refusing an invitation to the Haifa International Film Festival in line with the cultural boycott of Israel. Nair Tweeted: I was just invited to […]

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  • Open Letter to Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Please Be a Messenger of Freedom for Iranian and Palestinian People

    We, the undersigned, are a group of Iranian scholars, artists, journalists and activists who are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf to take part in the Jerusalem International Film Festival from July 4-13, 2013. His participation directly violates the International call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of the State […]

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  • As Keys performs in Israel despite boycott, campaigners say new precedent set

    For Immediate Release: 4 July 2013 – Washington, D.C.- Despite more than a month of global appeals to cancel, music artist Alicia Keys is performing in Israel today.  After it became known that Keys, an international celebrity and a lead supporter of the NGO “Keep a Child Alive,” would be performing in Tel Aviv, thousands of […]

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  • African Americans Affirming the Jim Crow analogy in Palestine/Israel

    Via US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: On May 29th, novelist Alice Walker issued an open letter calling upon Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert in Israel. The letter has created an immense stir, as those who wish to ignore the situation facing the Palestinians hasten to draw a false wall between the experiences of […]

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  • Robin D. G. Kelley: Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp

    [Moderator’s Note: The original Portside post that prompted this submission was Alice Walker Open Letter to Alicia Keys – Don’t Perform in Israel; Roger Waters Also Appeals to Keys (May 30) .  The Portside reader responses were 1) Tidbits – June 6, 2013, and 2) Tidbits – June 13, 2013 – From Israeli citizens – A response to Christopher T. Hexter’s […]

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  • Amidst Israel Boycott Calls, Alicia Keys Removes Palestinian Women’s Youtube Protest Video

    For Immediate Release For media inquiries, email sasha@usacbi.org June 26, 2013, New York City, NY – Alicia Keys took legal action to remove a popular video from Youtube that depicted Palestinian women protesting Israel”s military occupation to the tune of Keys” song “This Girl Is on Fire.” According to a Youtube notification, the video, that […]

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  • Rights Advocates Visit Alicia Keys’ Brooklyn Charity, Ask Keys to Cancel Israel Show

    For Immediate Release For media inquiries, email sasha@usacbi.org June 11, 2013, New York, NY – A delegation of Palestinian-Americans, representing coalitions of over 500 US organizations, delivered a petition today signed by over 12,000 people to the New York City office of Alicia Keys” nonprofit fighting HIV/AIDS, Keep a Child Alive, calling on Keys to cancel her July 4th […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert!

    Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform to an audience of 11,000 in Tel Aviv on 4 July 2013. Following calls from Alice Walker, Roger Waters, Boycott from Within and many more, Alicia Keys has expressed that she is still planning to perform. We want to deliver a petition (http://ow.ly/lHWgD) to her Brooklyn based charity with […]

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  • Open letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Keys

    UPDATE: Support the campaign calling on Alicia Keys to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, take action: http://blog.endtheoccupation.org/2013/05/take-action-send-alicia-keys-your-bds.html   Dear Alicia Keys, I have learned today that you are due to perform in Israel very soon. We have never met, though I believe we are mutually respectful of each other”s path and work. It would grieve me […]

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  • Alicia Keys: Cancel Apartheid Israel Show

    Joined with the global movement for a cultural boycott of Israel by musicians, we all ask Alicia Keys to stand on the side of justice and cancel her gig in Tel Aviv, Israel. Alicia Keys is scheduled to play to a segregated audience in Israel on July 4, 2013 at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. […]

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