Posts Tagged ‘lorde’

Youtube allows countless parodies of Lorde song — but pulls down one detailing Palestinian oppression

Earlier this month, some creative friends of Palestinians did a stirring cover version of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” that exalted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) as a means to end Palestinian persecution, as well as saluted the young New Zealand artist for respecting the BDS call and not playing Israel. Replete with disturbing […]

The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

Opinion– The Lorde saga has now reached new riveting heights. Just a few months ago on December 21st, 2017 two young female fans from Aotearoa, New Zealand wrote an open letter urging Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for June of this year. A few days later Lorde a 21-year-old singer and songwriter […]


January 31, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon By Eve Mykytyn The ever sycophantic Huffington Post in an article by Rebecca Shapiro blamed sexual discrimination and cited the ‘me too’ movement to explain why Lorde was the only singer nominated for Album of the year not invited to perform a solo at the Grammys. Perhaps Shapiro is correct. I offer an […]

Israeli lawfare organization sues BDS activists for advising Lorde to cancel Israel concert

An Israeli ‘legal rights group’ said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law, reported AP.   Interestingly, the target is not Lorde herself, who has her own […]

Why it’s best to ignore Israeli lawsuit over Lorde’s canceled show

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 1 February 2018 “Israel’s unapologetic disregard for freedom of speech won’t wash with New Zealanders,” say activists reportedly sued by Mossad-linked group for writing open letter calling on Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv show. (Kathryn Parson) Two New Zealand activists have responded to reports they are being sued […]

Israeli group suing two New Zealanders for convincing pop star Lorde to cancel Tel Aviv concert

     The move is the first lawsuit filed under a 2011 Israeli law, which paves the way for legal action against anyone calling for a boycott against Israel, if that call could knowingly lead to a boycott. An Israeli legal rights group, Shurat HaDin, has announced that it is suing the two New Zealanders for […]

New Zealand Singer Lorde vs. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

New Zealand singer Lorde seems to be realizing that there is more to the “anti-Semitism” ideology than meets the eye and ear. The pop star has decided to cancel a planned concert in Israel to protest the Israeli regime’s genocidal project against the Palestinians, also known as settlements. Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello and Brian […]

Lorde shows why Israel should indeed fear New Zealand

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 2 January 2018 Israel lobby attacks on New Zealand singer Lorde for heeding calls to cancel Tel Aviv show appear to be backfiring. (Christian Yáñez) A year ago, I wrote an article headlined, “Why Israel should fear New Zealand.” It followed Wellington’s decision – angering and surprising Israel – […]

Shmuley Boteach’s unhinged attack on Lorde will only help the movement to boycott Israel

In a full-page ad in the Washington Post, “America’s Rabbi” Shmuley Boteach has printed an all-out verbal assault on Lorde, the New Zealand singer who recently cancelled a show in Tel Aviv out of concern that she would be legitimating Israel’s occupation. Lorde cancelled her show after reading a letter from two Palestinian and Jewish […]

Jewish activist who counseled Lorde on BDS gets the full ‘kapo’ treatment in the Israeli press

“A Jew boycotting Israel? Must be a joke” is the title of an article by Assaf Wohl, published Wednesday on the Israeli Ynet. It is a vile, ignorant and even anti-Semitic rant against Justine Sachs, a Jewish activist from New Zealand for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) who was instrumental in persuading her compatriot pop-singer […]

Lorde didn’t bow to pressure, she rose to the occasion

Since Lorde’s announcement that she had cancelled the Tel Aviv leg of her world tour, she has been called a bigot, immature, naïve, and despite her hitherto well-known political stances on justice issues from LGBTQ to indigenous rights, is now being portrayed in sexist and ageist terms as a helpless young fool.  Miri Regev, Israel’s […]

Lorde set an example to follow for young celebrities

In the growing tide of support for the cultural boycott of Israel, New Zealand music star Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert is precedent-setting in many ways. Lorde cancelled the Israeli leg of her 2018 world tour only days after it was announced. With commendable modesty and openness to engage moral questions of our times, […]

Days After Lorde Cancels Show, Israel Creates Rapid Response Unit to Combat BDS

By Middle East Monitor The Israeli government has established a specific “public relations commando unit” to tackle pro-Palestinian projects such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, according to Ynet News. Minister of Strategic Affairs and Information Gilad Erdan pushed the cabinet to authorise the decision yesterday, in a bid to “step up” and provide a fast and coordinated […]

Pop star ‘Lorde’ honors BDS call, cancels Tel Aviv concert

The pop singer Lorde announced on Sunday that she would be canceling her June 5th performance in Tel Aviv after pressure from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). On social media, the New Zealand singer explained that, while she had researched the issue before scheduling her performance in Tel Aviv, in the end […]

New Zealand Singer Lorde cancels Israel show after BDS pressure

New Zealand pop singer Lorde cancelled her upcoming concert in Israel on Sunday after facing criticism from the BDS movement. The show was slated to take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre on June. The production company responsible for her show released a statement, saying: “Unfortunately, Lorde’s concert planned for July has been cancelled. […]

Lorde cancels Tel Aviv show, calls it "the right decision"

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 25 December 2017 Lorde has canceled her Tel Aviv gig. (Krists Luhaers/Flickr) Chart-topping singer Lorde has called off her Tel Aviv show, just days after fans urged her to respect the international picket line. According to Israeli news reports, concert organizers confirmed on Sunday that the show was canceled […]

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