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Spanish BDS activists who targeted Matisyahu face criminal prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/12/2017 at 7:30pm

You may recall the incident in the summer of 2015 involving Jewish American musician Matisyahu.

His appearance at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival was cancelled after threats from local Spanish activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Movement (BDS) movement.

Spain has a particularly malicious BDS movement, which until recently, has had success convincing municipalities...

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Matisyahu rocks Ithaca – Huge Win for Artistic Freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:45pm 12/5/2015 at 7:45pm

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been targeting American Reggae musician Matisyahu because he is Jewish and refuses to denounce Israel.

In the summer of 2015 an international firestorm of controversy erupted after BDS succeeded in getting Matisyahu banned at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival. The ban was reversed only...

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Theater tightens security for American Jewish musician

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 4, 2015 at 10:15am 12/4/2015 at 10:15am

Matisyahu is the American Jewish reggae musician who has been targeted by the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Last summer, BDS managed to get Matisyahu banned from the Spanish Rototom Reggae Festival after he refused to sign a statement renouncing and denouncing Israel. Matisyahu, believed to be the only Jewish...

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Artistic freedom showdown as BDS protests Matisyahu appearance in Ithaca, NY

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:50pm 12/1/2015 at 9:50pm

I reported on November 22, 2015, that local Ithaca, NY, anti-Israel activists were objecting to the appearance of American Jewish reggae musician Matisyahu, Anti-Israel boycott movement targets Matisyahu again. The appearance is scheduled for this Friday night, December 4, 2015.

That post had the history of how Matisyahu has been singled out for...

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Anti-Israel boycott movement targets Matisyahu again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9:15pm 11/22/2015 at 9:15pm

Important Update: Artistic freedom showdown as BDS protests Matisyahu appearance in Ithaca, NY

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Matisyahu, whose real name is Matthew Paul Miller, is the American Jewish reggae musician who rocketed to fame with his combination Hasidic Jewish and Reggae anthems such as One Day, a call for peace:

Matisyahu has been targeted by the anti-Israel...

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Under BDS rules, Matisuyahu’s concert in Oświęcim, Poland, must be banned

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 1:00pm 8/25/2015 at 1:00pm

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has declared that American Jewish musician Matisyahu must be banned from public concerts because he is too pro-Israel.

In a report at the anti-Zionist Mondoweiss website,  Benjamin Norton (who criticized the ban at his own website before the post was taken down), lays out the position of...

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Leading BDS writer courageously condemns Matisyahu ban (then post disappears)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10:05am 8/24/2015 at 10:05am

Benjamin Norton is a leading author who favors the boycott movement (BDS) against Israel.

Norton writes for the anti-Zionist Mondoweiss website, as well as a slew of other places on the topic of how bad Israel is. While I don’t agree with most of what Norton says, he certainly is prolific...

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

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:00pm 8/22/2015 at 9:00pm

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

The ban created a strong reaction from the Spanish press and government, which called the ban blatant and...

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Boycott Movement: We only ban Zionist and pro-Israel Jews (i.e. most Jews)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:30am 8/21/2015 at 11:30am

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement suffered one of its worst public relations debacles when it pressured the Spanish Rototom SunSplash festival to ban American Jewish musician Matisyahu.

At so many levels, the...

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Spanish reversal of ban on Jewish musician has BDS in panic

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:02pm 8/20/2015 at 6:02pm

American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu was banned from the Spanish Rototom Sunsplash festival after intense pressure from supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, who demanded that Matisyahu sign a pledge supporting a Palestinian state.

Matisyahu was singled out because he was Jewish. He’s not even Israeli. No other musician, regardless...

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Spanish Festival apologizes for BDS-pressured ban on Jewish musician

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:32am 8/19/2015 at 11:32am

We wrote the other day about how the Boycott, Divestment and Movement pressured the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival to ban American Jewish musician Matisyahu because he refused to sign a pledge supporting a Palestinian state.

Matishayu’s position was that he’s just a musician and shouldn’t have to take a political pledge, particularly...

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American Jewish musician barred from Spanish festival by anti-Israel boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:19pm 8/16/2015 at 1:19pm

For years we have been arguing that at most there is a thin line between the Israel hatred of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and hatred of Jews.

BDS was born at the anti-Semitic 2001 Durban conference, but was repackaged as a grassroots “civil society” movement in 2005, and...

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