Mon Dec 11, 2023
December 11, 2023

BDS in Brazilian Media

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against the State of Israel was in the headlines in Brazil.

By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup

Popular singer Milton Nascimento signed a contract for performances in Europe that included Tel Aviv on June 30.

BDS and personalities send letters asking singer Milton Nascimento to cancel his show in Tel Aviv.

Popular singer Roger Waters had his personal letter to Milton Nascimento published by the mainstream media.

Despite of pressures coming from multiple directions, money spoke louder and Milton Nascimento carried out his shameful performance to Zionist audiences.

Just before his presentation, he publicized a statement saying that his performance does not mean any support for the Israeli administration but only his desire to let his fans to attend a live show.

Soraya Misleh, a major BDS activist in Brazil, wrote that the Israeli administration is not the point.

The point is the Israeli State and its 70-year-old policy of apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing which prevents Palestinians from attending his show because Israeli apartheid do not allow them to go to the lands of their ancestors.

For Soraya the campaign was critical to bring the issue of Israeli apartheid to the broader audience.

For sure, any singer who decides to hold performances in Tel Aviv will have to think twice.

CSP-Conlutas supports the BDS campaign and the struggle for Free Palestine, from the river to the sea.

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