A couple of days ago, I wrote about how organizers of Spain’s Rototam Sunsplash Reggae Festival disinvited Jewish hip hop, reggae performer Matisyahu from performing this weekend after Matisyahu refused to denounce Israel. After outrage ensued the promoters have publicly apologized to Matisyahu and reinstated their invitation to perform this weekend. As of this writing, Matisyahu has not indicated whether he will accept.
BDS has largely pressured artists, athletes and academics not go to Israel. But here we had the BDS demand the expulsion of a Jewish performer at a festival in Europe simply because he is Jewish. This proved to be a bridge too far.
BDS might refrain from this particular tactic for the time being. But make no mistake. Their objective is to bring about the end of Israel. This makes them an inherently anti-Semitic organization. They might have lost this time, but they will be back. Anti-Semitism never dies. They must be confronted at every turn.
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