We, the undersigned, Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, heard with great dismay about your plan to visit Israel and give talks in Israeli Universities. Being familiar with your engagement in the feminist movement and with your feminist critique of power relations, we urge you to reconsider your visit and cancel your planned lectures in Israeli institutions.
May 14, 2009
The Council on Ethics
Norwegian Government Pension Fund
Government of Norway
Dear Leonard Cohen,
We are Jews, Palestinians, Israeli citizens, who hold your poetry and music in high esteem, and it is because of this respect for your artistic contributions and your moral Buddhist commitment to "save all beings" that we hope that our appeal to you to cancel your planned performance in Israel will not fall on deaf ears.
Boycott from within for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights.
We, Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian United Call for BDS against Israel1 and call on others to do the same.