Dear Israel – you are suing the wrong people!

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You should be suing us instead! It’s unfair to give The Spinoff the privilege of being singled out when we despise what you do to the Palestinian people so much more than they do.

What. The. Hell?

New Zealanders face legal action for allegedly causing cancellation of Lorde Israel concert

Two New Zealanders are being sued for allegedly convincing Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel.

Jewish New Zealander Justine Sachs and Palestinian New Zealander Nadia Abu-Shanab wrote an open letter to the Kiwi pop sensation asking for her to boycott her Israeli tour dates.

The two argued the concert would show support for Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

An Israeli legal rights group called Shurat HaDin said it is suing the two Kiwis.

Dear Israel – this is outrageous!

The Daily Blog was the first blog to ask Lorde to boycott your country, the bloody Spinoff just jumped on board our wagon a day later.

You don’t want to sue them, you want to sue us!

They are a hipster middle class blog that sucks up to banal TV culture while having the pretension of an angry under grad feminist. Suing them gives them far more credit than they deserve.

You should be suing us instead! It’s unfair to give The Spinoff the privilege of being singled out when we despise what you do to the Palestinian people so much more than they do.

Your brutal, racist, hate baiting war crimes against the Palestinian people demands that any artist worth any credibility should shun you like the cultural lepers you are.

Look, we even called on WOMAD to dump one of your pretend artists from their line up, so surely if you are going to start suing anyone in NZ, it really should be us.

I hope you can find it in your hearts to include us in your bullshit legal fuckwittery.

Cheers.

 

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12 Comments

  1. countryboy says:

    fabulous.

    • Red Buzzard says:

      +100…and good on Jewish New Zealander Justine Sachs and Palestinian New Zealander Nadia Abu-Shanab

  2. Never underestimate the ability of a bully to continually do the wrong thing, at the wrong time, for the wrong reason.

    Israel hasn’t learned that New Zealanders don’t take kindly to being bossed around – especially by a foreign power. Our American cuzzies learned that in the 1980s.

    This is bad press that comes courtesy of Israeli fanatics bereft of any common sense.

    Further more, I doubt if any other international performers will even think of performing anywhere near Israel in the foreseeable future. I mean, really? Who the f**k would want the grief?

    Good on you, Israel, one own-goal after another.

  3. Historian Pete says:

    Martyn and Frank have summed up the situation adroitly.Add to this another own goal in the Ahad Tamimi scenario and you see the supreme arrogance of the Israeli Zionists.They have the U.S. Empire on their side.They have 200 nuclear weapons in their silos.They have an army that are brilliant at bashing unarmed Palestinians, like the Nazi Brownshirts bashed the Jews of Germany. Too bad they got the crap beaten out of them by Hizbollah during their invasion of Southern Lebenon. And now they have an upstart Nation of 4 million in the South Pacific daring to criticise them! Are they going to teach us a lesson!!!

    • Good luck to them, Pete. We don’t even like our own government(s) telling us when/where we can get pissed by controlling our liquor outlets and opening-hours. I don’t like Israel’s chances of pushing us around on other issues.

  4. Aaron says:

    Can I be sued too? I’m a reader of the daily and supported their position before the Spinoff published their piece. I provided moral support to the daily blog and demand that I be ahead of the Spinoff in the cue of people being sued.

    #suemetooisrael

  5. Nitrium Nitrium says:

    Has any of this furore had any real legs? For me the more interesting story will be see if various venues have cancelled Lorde, her sales are down, and other boycotts of her music from pressure from Jewish lobbies. Has any/some of that happened, or are is the Jewish “outrage” been fairly well contained?

  6. simonm says:

    I use the Israeli flag to wipe my arse. Please sue me now! I’d consider it a great honour.

  7. Mandy says:

    And WOMAD is NOT cancelling the performance by Victoria Hannah. Good on them to stand by what is the right thing.

  8. Mandy says:

    And WOMAD is NOT cancelling the performance by Victoria Hannah. Good on them to stand by what is the right thing.