Dear Vanessa Mae,
We are a group of Israeli citizens who support the human rights-based Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the BDS movement ( )
It is not just about your performance being used to whitewash our government's policies; Palestinian fans of yours, living in the occupied territories under Israeli military occupation, will not have the possibility to come to your concerts and enjoy your performance. The choices that international artists like you make have an impact on the lives millions. As an ardent BDS supporter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said about his own battle with apartheid:
Vanessa Mae, please don’t choose the side of the oppressor! Please choose justice!
Until our government ends its belligerent policies ways and respects human rights and international law in Palestine Israel, we urge you not to perform in Israel.
Sincerely on behalf of Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within