Several high-profile artists in the UK who have joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel have criticized an Australian singer after he defended his recent music tour of Israel.
Brian Eno, Roger Waters and Ken Loach are among a group of artists who have joined BDS, a global campaign that aims to increase pressure on Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories.
BDS also lobbies artists, academics and businesses to refrain from engaging with or touring in Israel.
Elvis Costello and Lauryn Hill are among the high-profile artists who have cancelled shows following pressure from the movement.
As of November 22, 1,280 British artists have signed the “Artists for Palestine UK,” a growing network of artists, cultural workers, and activists who wish to make a stand in support of justice and equality for the Palestinians.
At a media conference in Jerusalem al-Quds on Sunday, Nick Cave said his…