Politics | BDS

Matisyahu sings “Jerusalem” in face of anti-Israel protesters at Spanish Festival

Matisyahu is the American Jewish musician who was banned by the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festivalfor under pressure and threats from the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Leading American BDS activists support the ban.

Politics | BDS

Israel Boycott Backfires: Yogi Tea Severs Ties with Spanish Music Festival that Disinvited Matisyahu – Tablet Magazine

In recent months, opponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel have begun to turn its tactics against it. In May, the Illinois legislature unanimously approved a bill that barred the state from investing its pension fun

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Matisyahu: Appalling and offensive festival tried to coerce me into political statements - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Rapper and reggae star Matisyahu, who was axed over the weekend from a festival line up near Valencia, Spain, because he would not sign a statement saying he supported a Palestinian state, made a statement on Monday saying that he was offended and appalled that the organizers were trying to coerce him into political statements.

Politics | BDS

World Jewish Congress head outraged after Spanish music festival drops Matisyahu - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Ronald S. Lauder expressed "outrage" and "utter bewilderment" in the wake of Matisyahu's canceled participation in the Rototom Sunsplash festival.