Carlos Santana, Cancel Your Israel July Concert – BDS Movement (1 min vid)

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Mint Press News  By Kit O’Connell     Posted Sun., July 03, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas — Opponents of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine are urging superstar guitarist Carlos Santana to support their boycott of Israel’s apartheid policies.

Santana’s Luminosity Tour is scheduled to stop in Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Park on July 30, but activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement are hoping he’ll change his mind at the behest of his peace-loving fans.

If he follows through with his plans, it would be Santana’s first performance in Israel in 29 years.

The Mexican-American musician canceled a 2010 appearance, although reports diverge over whether the cancellation was due to scheduling difficulties or pressure from pro-Palestine activists.

Mark Levine, a musician and contributing editor to Tikkun Daily, an interfaith anti-war website, penned an open letter to Santana in April, urging him to skip the trip. Levine wrote:

“It’s no understatement to say that I cannot imagine my life as a musician, professor, human rights activist or father without you and your inspiration. And so, with the profoundest possible respect and belief in the rights of all peoples to have their full measure of justice, peace, self-determination and freedom, I am begging you: Please don’t perform in Israel this July.”

Since the BDS movement was founded with a July 2005 notice from Palestinian activists, musicians and other celebrities have frequently become a target of the boycott. Activists have met with some success — Lauryn Hill, Gorillaz, Talib Kweli and Neil Young are among the many musicians who have canceled concerts in the apartheid state.

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