Feb. 27, 2019
Pro-Palestinian and pro-BDS social media activists are very happy to see the hip-hop group DAM announcing their tour of England next week:
What they don’t mention is that DAM is based out of Lod, Israel.
They might identify as Palestinian, but they are Israeli. They might have songs that are anti-Israel, but they pay Israeli taxes. They started their career singing in Hebrew and playing in Tel Aviv clubs. Their first anti-Israel song was written after one of their friends was killed in a shooting – even though he was killed by an Arab.
By any definition, they are an Israeli hip-hop group that sings now in Arabic.
But BDS isn’t boycotting this Israeli band.