Alicia Keys, May 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.
Alicia Keys, May 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. Photo by AP
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Creative Community for Peace, a group of top level executives in the entertainment industry dedicated to counter the boycotting of Israel, has released an open letter congratulating Alicia Keys for deciding to perform in Tel Aviv despite pressure from activists to drop her gig scheduled for July 4.

Alice Walker, the renowned American author of "The Color Purple" and a proponent of the BDS movement against Israel, has published an open letter urging Keys to cancel the concert.

Responding to the calls to boycott Israel, Keys said Friday to the New York Times: “I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.”

"We support Alicia Keys and echo her message that the universal language of art and music has the power to “unify audiences in peace and love,'" the Creative Community for Peace open letter read.