If only the Israeli’s put as much effort into actual peace with the Palestinians as they do denouncing Lorde – we could have solved this whole mess decades ago!
The paranoid and delusional attacks on Lorde by Israel show the desperation and fear they feel by her courageous stand.
Israeli apologists have attacked her in a ridiculously over the top way in an advert in the Washington Post…
…firstly, while Russia certainly is a human rights abuser, they are not occupying and brutally repressing a people through a cultural genocide that has lasted 50 years! Attempting to compare Russia’s authoritarian regime with a human rights atrocity that has lasted 5 decades is a false equivalence that only the truly desperate would attempt.
Israel is screaming bigot and anti-semite to distract from this reality…
…the reason Israel is responding so viciously and with such vileness towards Lorde is because they are terrified that their arts & culture facade used to gloss over their human rights atrocities will be forever fractured by Lorde’s stance to boycott them.
As Gideon Levy noted in his lecture in NZ early last month, most Israeli’s are in total denial over the atrocity their occupation is creating and it is only by forcing them to confront that reality can any hope for the Palestinian people be established.
We force them to confront that by boycotting Israel economically, culturally, artistically and sporting wise.
If we want to stand with Lorde it means intensifying the BDS, not merely acknowledging her courage and we do that by immediately looking at restricting IDF (Israeli Defenced Force) members from holidaying in NZ and we ask WOMAD to stop an Israeli artist from Israel’s propaganda arm from playing here.
People of conscience can no longer tolerate the hideous oppression Israel is carrying out and until Israel is genuine about peace we must universally turn our back on them.