US diva Dionne Warwick is coming to Israel, says won’t succumb to BDS pressures
Warwick responds to pressures exerted on her by Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters.
After entertainer Lauryn Hill cancelled her show in Israel for political reasons, American diva Dionne Warwick said Wednesday that she has no plans to cancel her upcoming Tel Aviv performance, saying that “art has no boundaries.”
A statement released to the press read that Ms. Warwick “would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel.”
Outspoken Israel critic Roger Waters and Pink Floyd frontman has called on entertainers to nix their Israel performances in line with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
“Waters’ political views are of no concern to Ms. Warwick, as she holds her own unique views on world matters. Art has no boundaries. Ms. Warwick will always honor her contracts,” the statement read.
“If Ms. Warwick had an objection to performing in Israel, no offer would have been entertained and no contract would have been signed,” the statement concluded.
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