And if you find a local talented, yet unknown to the world, band ditching an opportunity like the one presented to you, let me know please.
I was told they received threats from BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) and other groups since RHCP will be performing in Tel Aviv in a week time, but I’ve come to know that’s not the way BDS operates, regardless of whether I agree with what they do or not (I am totally against such groups just for the record). This being said, I understand that they have the freedom to decide on whether they will open for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers or not but I also believe Mashrou3 Leila fans deserve an explanation from the group.
All in all, I won’t bother explaining once again why cultural terrorism is bad and can only harm Lebanon and the Lebanese. If anything and I agree with Liliane here, “Mashrou3 Leila should go and open and sing for Palestine in that same concert, for those who believe Art is political”.