I see that Haaretz is still "flogging" this story after yet another group that no one has heard of decides to "boycott" us because of "Israel's oppressive policies". First of all if the group wants to boycott because of political ideology - then that is their right. But don't play around with stupid notices on Facebook - we all know that you have been terrorized into this action. Secondly, the group listed as having boycotted Israel contains only two performers of any merit - Santana and Elvis Costello (though I wouldn't pay 5 shekels to see the latter). Why doesn't Haaretz mention the enormous amount of top artists who have chosen to appear in Israel this summer - not only pop stars (why are they so important?). Just look at the adverts for these performances - Ballet, Opera, Jazz and Music of every form - to see that we have been deluged by an amazing wave of talent over the past few months. Name any country of Israel's size that can attract so many varied cultural activities! My only problem is finding the cash to pay for the tickets. In short, yes there are groups/individuals who will boycott but they are a TINY minority in comparison to the performers who have come and are scheduled to come. In future it would be refreshing if Haaretz would present a more honest and balanced picture of this story and list the artists/groups who have come for our enjoyment. Or does Haaretz think that they are traitors to break the boycott on Israel?
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