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Lana Del Rey: Singer announces Israel's performance after backlash



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The singer initially defended her decision to perform at the Meteor Festival

Following a setback by fans and activists, Lana Del Rey has canceled a planned performance in Israel.

"It is important to me to perform both in Palestine and in Israel and to treat all my fans equally," the singer said in a statement

adding that she hoped "future visits to my Israeli and US Palestinian fans to plan ".

Activists called on the star to give up the show in protest of Israeli policies towards the Palestinians.

She initially defended her decision to appear at the Meteor Festival, which will take place next week at Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan in the Upper Galilee region.

"I would like to remind you that the performance in Tel Aviv does not take a political statement or a commitment to politics there," she wrote in a previous statement.

"I'm not a travel agency that promotes tourism for every country I go to," she said in a separate tweet.

Lana Del Rey does a show in Israel in the year 2014 as a result of the war between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (Pacbi) welcomed their decision to cancel the headlines next week. [19659005] "Thank you for your decision in principle," the group said in a statement. Previously, he had urged the singer to "rethink".

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Pacbi is part of the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement (BDS), which calls for a complete boycott of Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

Israel says that BDS is against Israeli existence and is motivated by anti-Semitism.

Artists like Lorde and Radiohead were also criticized for planning performances in Israel. 19659005] Lorde canceled a gig in December after receiving an open letter from fans in which she argued that her concert "would send the wrong message".


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