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 2014-04-15 19:49:34 -0400
Be on the right side of history; don’t support brutal Israeli apartheid!
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Please sign petition with me: Neil Young, cancel your Israel concert!
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Please sign petition with me: Neil Young, cancel your Israel concert!
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signed 2014-04-14 13:28:59 -0400
Neil, I’ve seen you twice in Chicago and once in Toronto, but I don’t want to see you in Israel (yet).
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signed 2014-04-13 18:23:11 -0400
Dont play in Israel Neil?
signed 2014-04-13 17:19:51 -0400
Oh Neal Young, I do love your music but this is not right, it’s like performing in South Africa under apartheid. Please reconsider…
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