Petition: Neil Young, please cancel your concert in Israel in July

List of names, including only city and country from petition, will be delivered to Neil Young and his management by April 15, 2014.  Please sign at right. 


Neil Young: We, the undersigned, implore you to cancel your concert in Israel planned for this summer, and to refrain from booking further concerts in Israel until it complies fully with the demands of the international BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign.  By doing so, you will be supporting the human rights of the Palestinian people, and hastening a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Like many Canadians and fans internationally, CJPME was extremely surprised and disappointed when an Israeli promoter announced that Neil Young was scheduled to play a concert in Israel in July 2014.  Given Mr. Young's progressive stances on many other issues, including his very recent and public support of Canadian First Nations peoples, his decision to perform in Israel is very perplexing.

In 2005, a coalition of over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations launched a campaign calling the international community to boycott Israel culturally, academically, and commercially.  As conceived, the boycott will end when Israel recognizes the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and fully complies with international law in Israel and in the Palestinian territories it currently occupies illegally.  Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Paradis, Gil Scott-Heron and many other performing artists cancelled their performances in Israel in respect for this call. 

For more information about the BDS call, see CJPME's "Why Boycott Israel" factsheet, CJPME's BDS talking points, and CJPME's justification for the cultural boycott of Israel.

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signed 2014-04-25 01:53:34 -0400
signed 2014-04-25 00:09:46 -0400
signed 2014-04-24 23:52:27 -0400
Please do not sing Israel
signed 2014-04-24 23:47:48 -0400
signed 2014-04-24 23:22:41 -0400
please educate yourself about the suffering of the Palestinian people
signed 2014-04-24 22:57:33 -0400
signed 2014-04-24 22:47:24 -0400
Playing to Israel, would be saying to Natenyahu’s government that to oppress powerless Palestianians is okay!
signed 2014-04-24 22:32:04 -0400
signed 2014-04-24 22:23:01 -0400
For integrity’s sake and the sake of the people of Palestine who daily suffer demeaning insult after demeaning insult, don’t go there!!
signed 2014-04-24 22:00:33 -0400
Neil Young i I always liked your songs and your fight for justice, please do not play in apartheid Israel.
signed 2014-04-24 21:52:01 -0400
Mr. Young.

Like so many before you, you have used your immense talent and passion and courage to champion just causes such as the First Nation’s opposition to tar sands development.

May I respectfully ask you to champion another, First Nation but this time, in the Middle East. As in Canada, a genocide of the indiginous population of Palestinians, who have lived on THEIR land for 2,000 years, has been conducted for over 60 years.

Land that has been stolen by war and force and intimidation that has, in effect, created a ghetto for a once, free, dynamic and prosperous people. the Palestinians.

Please sir, DO NOT perform in Israel. Doing so sends a message of support for injustices that equal, if not surpasses the attempted genocide of the Native Peoples of the land we now call Canada.
signed 2014-04-24 20:48:23 -0400
@nedhamson tweeted link to this page. 2014-04-24 20:09:30 -0400
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signed 2014-04-24 20:09:28 -0400
Please don’t support injustice. Cancel your Israel concert.
signed 2014-04-24 20:08:42 -0400
signed 2014-04-24 19:22:46 -0400
Get real Neil-don’t play in Israel!
signed 2014-04-24 19:16:34 -0400
Mr. Young, the french fans had information about a concert that you will give in israel in July 2014, amateur and fan of your music and your message against oppression and against the injustice .

the state of israel leads for more than fifty years a massacre against a people palestians in defiance of international law in all résolutions of the ONU .

you are known for your humanity you are known for your human values ​​and courageous stand, many of your rank star refuses to produce in this country to protest against this state that the prone apatheid please Mr Young dont accept this invitation

apatheid and merciless killing man, women, and children since many years bombarent of innocent civilian populations living in camps concentrations

ask about the subject gaza and jenine and every bambardements look on the internet you will see these horrible images of children burned by banned white phosphorus bombs they used against civilian.
Please Mr Young you can help the people of Palestine is slaughtered since you are born you did you realize their distress living in a camp without dignity and without any right you who militate and sing freedom justice against the segregation and everything else you are a rare model of a human artist and above This showbiz bling bling so stupid and egocentric I admire you and I have a huge respect for your carierre and what about your music extraordinary

I would so you meet but it remains in the realm of dream thank you for all this music and your humble state of mind available .

for your concert in israel please you do not associate this state crimiel guilty of Palestinian children it will be for us fans against a meaning to your carierre your message and your credibility keep rock on free world, freedom

Thank you Mr Young
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