Edwards: Political roundup: Dear Lorde, here’s what they’re saying about your boycott of Israel

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Dear Lorde

It seems that everyone is writing open letters to you about whether or not you should be performing in Israel. So, I thought I’d join in, rounding up the political coverage, to help you work out whether you’ve made the right decision.

The case in favour of your boycott

It all kicked off when local political activists put the case for you to cancel your Tel Aviv concert. Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs argued that “Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government” – see: Dear Lorde, here’s why we’re urging you not to play Israel. They noted your political opposition to “institutional racism, sexism and white privilege” and suggested you extend this to the Israeli state.

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