Published: 2017-12-27 13:37
Last Updated: 2017-12-27 15:01
After the New Zealand singer Lorde announced the cancellation of her planned musical concert in Tel Aviv, the Israeli ambassador to New Zealand asked to meet her on Wednesday.
Lorde had responded to activists request, who asked her to cancel her planned musical concert in Tel Aviv as part of a boycott movement against Israel for violating international rules.
While no immediate response from Lorde’s representatives on the ambassador’s request, the 21-year singer were planning to perform at Tel Aviv in June as part of a global tour to promote her sophomore album, Melodrama.
In an open letter to the “Royals” singer, sent by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists, Lorde was urged to cancel her planned Tel Aviv concert as part of a boycott to oppose Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
They said that "playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government, even if you make no comment on the political situation."
"Such an effect cannot be undone by even the best intention and the best music," they added.
Lorde responded on her Twitter saying: “Noted! Been speaking w many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me i am learning all the time too”.
On Sunday, the promoter of the concert, Eran Arielli, announced the cancellation of the concert of Facebook.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a global campaign was launched in 2005 as a nonviolent campaign to put pressure on Israel to end violations of international law.
It also calls for various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law.