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WHY RADIOHEAD SHOULD PERFORM IN ISRAEL, WRITES AN ARAB PLAYING WITH THE BAND, by Nasreen Qadri (Newsweek)

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July 18, 2017

Much has been said and written ahead of Radiohead’s concert in Tel Aviv this week. The successful British rock band has been under pressure to cancel its visit to Israel, in another attempt to boycott the only democracy in the Middle East.

Among the critics was director Ken Loach, who called on the band not to perform in Israel and “whitewash the country’s human rights violations.”

But such an approach is counter-productive and only hurting those who wish to promote peace and tolerance in a troubled region.

This approach is hurting me. I am a Muslim Arab woman. I am a singer. And this Wednesday, I will share the stage with Radiohead in their concert.

I was born…

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