Written by Tom Williams on December 20,
2017

New Zealand pop phenom Lorde has announced her first-ever concert in
Israel, but the decision hasn’t been given the Green Light by
her fans.

Some have called on the 21-year-old to boycott performing in
the country, after she announced the show alongside two Russian
concerts earlier this week.

Fans have shared their concerns on Twitter, where some have
accused Lorde of agreeing to perform in “an apartheid racist
state”.

Janfrie Wakim, a spokesperson for the New Zealand Palestine
Solidarity Network, has Newshub, “We think
it’s a very unwise thing for Lorde to have accepted.

“Israel should be boycotted until it complies with
international law and the norms of human society.”

Meanwhile, other fans have defended Lorde’s decision to perform
in Israel — a decision which has also caused controversy for
acts like Radiohead and Nick Cave as of late.

Lorde’s announcement of an Israeli show comes after a number of
prominent musicians — including Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters,
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and TV On The Radio’s Tunde
Adebimpe — joined the Artists For Palestine UK movement to urge
others not to perform in the country.

Music Feeds has reached out to Lorde for comment. The
singer is scheduled to perform at the Tel Aviv Convention
Centre on 5th June 2018.

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