Alicia Keys is scheduled to perfom in Tel Aviv on July 4. An international campaign calling on the talented and conscious Keys to cancel her concert in Apartheid Israel is gaining momentum.
Earlier today, Palestinian-American leaders and community activists delivered a petition signed by over 12,000 to Alicia Keys’ nonproft charity in New York City. The day before, Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of New Mexico released a video (see above) “inspired by the Palestinian women who every day nonviolently resist the illegal occupation of their land,” the video description says.
Below is a press release detailing the recent efforts to show Keys why she must cancel her show:
Rights Advocates Deliver 12,000 Signature Petition Asking Alicia Keys to Cancel Israel Show
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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 concert in Israel. The petition asked Keys “to stand on the side of justice and cancel her gig in Tel Aviv, Israel,” and to “join us now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid. The petition’s 12,000+ plus signers outnumber the audience expected to attend her Tel Aviv show. [Read more...]