Elton John 88 248.
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The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine sent a letter to Elton John this month, urging him to cancel his Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for June 17.
"Like much of the world, we think you’re a good bloke. You came out when it was difficult; you admitted your addictions were stronger than you were; you’ve poured money into AIDS research. Oh, and then there’s the music – not bad at all," the letter begins.
The pro-Palestinian group goes on to demand that John take a stand
against Israel's "dropping white phosphorus on a school building full
of children," and "walling a million and a half people up in a ghetto
and then pounding that ghetto to rubble." The letter claimed that
performing in Tel Aviv could not be seen as "morally neutral."
"Okay, you turn up in Ramat Gan, and it gets to that ‘Candle in the
Wind’ moment, and thousands of lighters flicker – but there won’t be
any Palestinians from the Occupied Territories swaying along with the
Israelis – the army won’t let them leave their ghettoes," the letter
continues, urging the legendary British superstar to "read what Judge
Goldstone said about the onslaught on Gaza," which accuses both Israel
and Hamas of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.
The UK group also accused Israel of being "knee-deep in ethnic
cleansing and land-theft and the endless daily suffocating of
Palestinian lives and hopes."