Palestinians urge Big Thief to cancel apartheid Tel Aviv concerts
Does Big Thief expect to find "the moral high ground" playing in a club that openly celebrates the massacres of children?
Palestinians urge Big Thief to cancel their complicit concerts in apartheid Tel Aviv.
The venue the band has chosen, Barby, proudly handed out free t-shirts with the venue's logo and the words, "f**k you, we're from Israel" to Israeli occupation forces engaged in the 2014 massacres in besieged Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including more than 500 children.
Big Thief are right on one count: playing apartheid Israel is "inherently political", despite the cynical claims of Israel's lobby/front groups like the so-called 'Creative Community for Peace'.
As in the historic struggle against apartheid in South Africa, artists who dismiss the appeals of the oppressed consciously undermine a liberation movement – often in return for handsome rewards.
Big Thief say they don't know "where the moral high ground lies". Do they expect to find answers playing in a club that openly celebrates the massacres of children?