Rag’n’Bone Man Reportedly Caves in to BDS


Rag’n’Bone Man is an English singer-songwriter who first burst his seams on to the scene last year with the hit single “Human.”

After announcing a May 16 Tel Aviv concert last month, he has now announced its cancellation on Twitter, without giving a reason.

But it is apparently because he has caved in to BDS – at least according to one leading British BDS-hole.

During a vigil outside his performance at the O2 Academy in Brixton on 24th November 2017, the award winning English musician songwriter Rag’n’Bone Man (Rory Charles Graham), after talking to the protestors via his manager, publicly announced cancellation of his scheduled performance in Tel Aviv next May.

Inminds human rights group’s vigil outside the O2 Academy in Brixton urging Rag’n’Bone Man to respect the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of apartheid Israel and cancel his scheduled performance in Tel Aviv on 16th May 2018, was met by incredible support from both the fans and passers-by with hundreds of leaflets being snapped up in no time and people hugging and congratulating us for being there.

It was less than 30 minutes into the vigil, when a person from Rag’n’Bone Man’s team came out holding a mobile phone with Rag’n’Bone Man’s manager on the line. Rather than ignore us Rag’n’Bone Man had graciously decided to engage with the protestors. We explained why we were protesting. The manager told us that we were all on the same side on this one, he explained that they had tried to find a venue to also perform for Palestinians but due to the occupation that was not possible so would no longer be performing in Israel.

We felt that with the noisy background it was perhaps not the best time to explain that performing for both audiences wouldn’t have made it ok, any more than it would be ok to perform for the Third Reich by balancing it with a performance for the besieged Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto. It draws equivalence between oppressor and oppressed, between occupier and occupied, and as such normalises the oppression of the Palestinian people.

If true, it shows he is only human after all. And not much of one at that.

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A lawyer by education, David Lange - founder and managing editor of Israellycool - found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.