Hey Elton! Don’t Play Israel

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Canadian filmmaker John Greyson, who took the courageous and principled stand for Palestinian human rights and withdrew his short film, Covered, from the 2009 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) “in protest against their Spotlight on Tel Aviv program and in solidarity with the Palestinian call for a boycott against the Israeli government,” has created this short film calling on Elton John to cancel his June 17th concert in Tel Aviv. This video suggests six reasons why Elton should join the BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement.

Palestinian civil society has called on Elton John to respect their boycott call and cancel his June 17th concert in Tel Aviv. If he does so, he’ll be joining Santana, Gil-Scott Heron and Elvis Costello, who recently cancelled their concerts in Israel.

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