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The Guardian JANUARY 6, 2018 - by Brian Eno & others

LETTERS: LORDE'S ARTISTIC RIGHT TO CANCEL GIG IN TEL AVIV

More than a hundred well-known writers, actors, directors and musicians pledge their support for the singer Lorde, who has decided not to perform in Israel

We write in support of Lorde, who made public her decision not to perform in Israel and has now been branded a bigot in a full page advertisement in the Washington Post.

Shmuley Boteach, the author and promoter of the advert, supports Israel's illegal settlements and wrote last month on Breitbart to thank Donald Trump for "electrifying the world" with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in defiance of international law.

He has nothing to teach artists about human rights. We deplore the bullying tactics being used to defend injustice against Palestinians and to suppress an artist's freedom of conscience. We support Lorde's right to take a stand.

Tubde Adebimpe musician / Adjoa Andoh actor / Julie Christie actor / Caryl Churchill playwright / Dominic Cooke director / Kia Corthron playwright / Molly Crabapple artist / John Cusack actor / Cherien Dabis film and TV director / William Dalrymple writer / Angela Davis writer / David Edgar playwright / Brian Eno musician / Eve Ensler playwright / Shepard Fairey artist / Bella Freud designer / Peter Gabriel musician / Lisa Gerrard composer / Tom Gilroy director / David Gray musician / Kathleen Hanna musician / Al Kennedy writer / Jonathan Kent opera and theatre director / Hari Kunzru writer / Talib Kweli musician / David Lan Artistic director, Young Vic / Ken Loach film director / Miriam Margolyes actor / Yann Martel writer / Emel Mathlouthi musician / Viggo Mortensen actor / Tom Morello musician / David Morrissey actor / Peter Mullan actor / Maxine Peake actor / Jocelyn Pook composer / Mark Ruffalo actor / Alexei Sayle comedian / James Schamus screenwriter / Gillian Slovo writer / Ahdaf Soueif writer / Juliet Stevenson actor / Alice Walker writer / Roger Waters musician / Benjamin Zephaniah poet and fifty-six others


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