Alanis Morissette to Play Israeli Concert Despite Protests
Singer Alanis Morissette will grace an Israeli concert stage tonight, a simple act which artists like Stevie Wonder have turned down in recent weeks for political reasons.
The "Ironic" singer, a seven-time Grammy winner, is due to stage a concert in Tel Aviv on Monday, for the first time since a show in Israel in 2000. But the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is urging her to cancel at the last minute, because of the Israeli political situation.
Morissette quickly started receiving Twitter-based hate for allegedly supporting an "apartheid" state.
Musicians are frequently pressured against playing Israeli concerts with mixed results. Singer Elton John has played Israel while ignoring the shrieks of pro-Palestinian groups, while Elvis Costello cancelled his own gigs to protest the treatment of Palestinians by the Jewish state.