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    • Ruth
    • 16.01.11 | 18:25 (IST)

    Chris, Ms. Paradis' management signed the agreement months ago and presumably if she had not wanted to come for political reasons, she wouldn't have allowed her people to go ahead with the contract. Presumably what has happened is that her management has been threatened by the usual gang of anti-Israeli thugs promoting these boycotts. As an Israeli I know that these boycotts don't work since our country is inundated with so many performers throughout the year that it is simply impossible to see all of them. From a financial point of view I can only book one or two performances a season because the tickets are very expensive and I see that within the next few months we will welcome the top opera stars, ballet companies, jazz musicians and, yes, also pop stars - though these certainly don't interest me and I wouldn't go and see Ms. Paradis even if I received free tickets. Those people who wish to boycott Israel for political reasons are free to do so. I just don't understand why the few who boycotted last year did so after signing contracts and then giving in to the activists. What is the point of that? Surely they know whether they want to appear or not?

    from the article: Did pop star Paradis cancel Israel concert over politics?
    First published 12:13 16.01.11 | Last updated 12:13 16.01.11
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