Thank You Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has cancelled her upcoming May 7th performance scheduled in apartheid Israel. She released a brief statement, and mentions that she is seeking new ways to connect with ALL of her fans in the region:
Dear Friends and Fans in Israel,
When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv [...]

Creative Community for Peace and Apartheid

Boycott The Creative Community for Peace
Artists Against Apartheid calls on allies to boycott the Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), which is in fact a complicit propaganda institution seeking to normalize Israeli apartheid and strongarm entertainers into its service. Fearing encroaching pressure from the Palestinian led global BDS movement, CCFP has mobilized to counteract the cultural [...]

Sabina England Appeals to Jello Biafra

Update: Jello Biafra canceled.
AAA Member Sabina England presents her appeal to Jello Biafra, as his band has booked a show in apartheid Israel for July 2nd. Joining PACBI and Punks Against Apartheid in this campaign, AAA has also sent an unpublished appeal to the Green Party member regarding the Palestinian call for cultural boycott.

Elvis Costello Leaves the Imperial Bedroom

Elvis Costello has just made a stark departure from the normalization-business-as-usual in the entertainment industry.   In a year where artists such as the Pixies, Metallica, Joan Armatrading, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Beyonce, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne, to name a few, have displayed little hesitation to take the stage in apartheid Israel, Elvis Costello [...]

Shine A Light for Palestinian Freedom

Elton John is scheduled to perform in Apartheid Israel on June 17th, 2010.  This performance would undermine the international cultural boycott of Israel, which was initiated by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), as a means of non-violent resistance to Apartheid and Colonialism.
In addition to normalizing the oppression [...]

Thank You Carlos Santana

Thank You Carlos Santana
Artists Against Apartheid  and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel would like to extend our thanks to Carlos Santana for honoring the call for the Cultural Boycott of Israel, by electing not to perform in the apartheid state.  The call for cultural boycott was successful in [...]

Leonard Cohen Seeks Reconciliation At Apartheid Bank Discount

In addition to sponsoring Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace’ in Tel-Aviv this Thursday, Israel Discount Bank (’Bank Discount’) also financed the construction of building projects in the settlements of Har Homa, Beitar Illit and Ma’ale Adumim.   Several of their branches are located in Jewish-only settlements of Beitar Illit, and Ma’ale Adumim [...]

PACBI Salutes Toronto Declaration

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the filmmakers, artists and cultural workers who drafted and endorsed the Toronto Declaration.

On 27 August 2009, PACBI issued a public statement [2] calling for a targeted boycott of the Spotlight on Tel Aviv.  Whether intentionally or not, such a “Spotlight” serves to “Rebrand [...]

Toronto FilmFest Spotlights Israel Branding – Filmmakers pull out

From Haaretz: “Several Canadian filmmakers plan to withdraw their movies from next month’s Toronto International Film Festival to protest a weeklong cinematic homage to Tel Aviv.  They claim that the screenings will show Israel in a positive light instead of creating a critical forum in which to discuss the occupation….‘Wherever [Israeli artists] appear they must [...]

Leonard Cohen, Amnesty partner with Settlers for phoney peace gig in Tel Aviv

Update 8/18/2009: Amnesty has withdrawn their support for this colonial project.
Palestinians are being ethnically cleansed in Jerusalem and yet still, Leonard Cohen and other artists insist on playing in Israel.  Because appearing righteous is so important to Mr. Cohen, he has gone to great lengths, and even gotten Amnesty International to partner with Israel [...]