Sunday, August 23, 2015

Spain: Matisyahu heckled by Pro-Palestinians

Via Jerusalem Post:
An American Jewish musician who was controversially barred from a reggae festival in Spain before being invited back to play performed to catcalls from some pro-Palestinian protesters on Sunday, though the concert passed off peacefully after a tense build-up.

Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his songs, was uninvited from the Rototom Sunsplash festival last week when he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

Organizers were forced into a U-turn after an outcry, with the Spanish government and Jewish organizations condemning the decision, and invited the artist to play on the last night of the week-long festival.

Amid a packed audience at the event in Benicassim, near Valencia in eastern Spain, dozens of people whistled in disapproval as Matisyahu took to the stage in the early hours of Sunday, with some waving Palestinian flags and chanting "out, out".  more

Matisyahu sang his song "Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light)".  I guess this is what BDS Spain calls 'racist' lyrics.  A Jew singing about Jerusalem and rebuilding the Temple is not even Zionist.  It's Jewish.

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