Another high profile musician is set to perform in Israel, with Aussie singer-songwriter Nick Cave announcing a summer tour.
Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has announced that he will be performing in Israel in the summer. Cave last performed in Israel in 1998 after successful performances in 1995 and in 1993, even recording the song Shivers with the Israeli rock band The Witches.
Cave has received a great deal of support from his Israeli fan base and was offered to return to perform multiple times since 1998, but those efforts fell through. That is, until now.
What will make this especially bitter for BDS-holes is I am pretty sure they assumed he was one of them – not just because efforts to secure him for a concert here have fallen through for close to 20 years, but because he has been critical of Israel.
Zayn Malik from the boy band One Direction tweeted “#FreePalestine,” receiving a hostile response from many Israelis. The Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams denounced the Ottawa government for supporting Israel. Nick Cave, an Australian musician living in the UK, declared his support for activists who broke into an Israeli-owned weapons factory in the English county of Staffordshire.
While his previous actions may indicate a level of ignorance about the conflict here, the fact he has not signed on to the vile BDS movement indicates he may not be such a bad seed after all.